Quick report for GW/MW-013 Corndon Hill 2pts plus 3 winter Bonus
Got to Richards park spot and then went up the track to 1st gate where we parked up. Looking up we could see how steep but short it was to summit. Very heavy going as path was slippy( wet route again!!) got to top and wind was fierce and cold!! Welcomimg Bench up here but right in the path of this “orrible wind” so decided to attache pole for Antenna and shelter as best as possible behind Well established Cairn.
Experimenting with the 7 element ZL special Beam,wind was blowing very strong and the Perch pole was asking “what the hell you doin to me” really bending we turned the beam north/east which seemed to help. kicked off on 2m ssb and straight away got a response from G8HXE,Keith in Manchester. 5 more contacts in 20 mins and all went very quiet? In the meantime, the weather had gone sour once again and we decided against doing any other band, we were actually putting our wet weather gear on as the last couple of QSO’s were coming in.
no 70cm’s or 6m again sorry to anyone who was waiting for me!!!
The descent was the fastest downward route ever as the steepness made us run a bit.
Anyway Just to summarise: 101 unique Activator points, 43 unique summits, 46 S2S contacts,just under 600 contacts. This is all of my personal targets achieved.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank, SOTA, All Chasers who helped me qualify, all the other activators who gave me the S2S’s, and the ones who joint activated,My darling Elaine for supporting me through it all and the summits for just being there.
I can now be an activator that can without pressure enjoy the summits for what they are.
I would also like to say Good Luck to any new activator that has goals to get to, Take care on all the summits and hope to work you next year.