WIth a trip up to the North Lakes with the XYL for a couple of nights staying at the North Lakes Hotel it seemed a good idea to activate a summit on the way up.
The summit being G/LD-052 - Hutton Roof Crags.
Parked at the Plain Quarry car park and then followed the route to the summit.
From the car park to the first stile take I went passed these watchful animals
After the first stile follow the path to the next one
I then followed the well used path to a fork and took the lower path and this takes you up towards the summit.(there are rocks but also a well used path)
I decided to operate 2m only today, also testing time for my new guying setup.
Once setup and spotted I started calling CQ several times but no joy. I spotted on the radio the SWR was a little high.
I decided to swap the coax feeding the ladder line vertical back to the RG58.
After swapping the coax the SWR went away. Calling CQ again and this time I could hear stations coming back to me.
Let the pile up begin!
16 contacts made in less than 20mins.
Tomorrow and if the weather is good, I hope to activate
Little Mell Fell
Great Mell Fell