Just a word of thanks to all those wonderful chasers who made our recent G4MD/G4OIG expedition to start bagging the Lakes summits such a worthwhile experience, and to David G6LKB and Clifford M6LKB who added a highlight to a pretty dismal day by coming out to meet us on Kirkby Moor despite the awful weather!
Apologies for the lack of 80m activity - my doublet suffered terminal damage on the first summit and left me with only the 60m dipole. Also for the uncharacteristic 2m FM “smash and grabs” by myself on Sunday’s first and last summits, due to the aforesaid damage on the first and the apalling weather and rapidly descending darkness on the last.
On Monday, I had completely miscalculated the ascent time for Grayrigg Forest, and the late arrival on the summit compounded by the overwhelming response by so many chasers resulted in us deciding to cancel the final summit. This enabled a much more relaxed day, which combined with the fantastic weather and the continued chaser support made it a real joy.
Like the man said (nearly…)
We’ll be back!
73 de Paul G4MD