Continuing the topic. Brian @G8ADD launched a consultation asking for participants’ thoughts as to the make-up of future “Flavours” type challenges.
I enjoyed a fantastic day out in G/LD yesterday, activating 5 summits:
High Righ G/LD-044
Great Mell Fell G/LD-035
Little Mell Fell G/LD-037
Hallin Fell G/LD-043
Great weather and views all day apart from the first summit which was shrouded in mist. Good to qualify all summits on 2m, and make contacts with several chasers on C4FM on each summit.
A note for prospective activators of Hallin Fell - the usual driving route from the A66 - the B5320 over the bridge into the village - is closed (scheduled to reopen at the end of this month). Heading there from the Mells I had to take a very long diversion all the way around Ullswater via Penrith to get there.
On the DV Flavour, I see Jirka OK2OP @OK2BDF and Jan @OK2PDT have a daily sked on 80m DV. I am presuming this is FreeDV mode, a mode I was hoping to use myself in the Challenge - but I would have needed to buy a new tablet. Interested to know more about how they got on with this mode. It isn’t being spotted on SOTAwatch, and no other stations are being worked, so maybe it isn’t particularly popular.