Wonderful activation to start 2020 with my nearestly accessible summit. (G/NP-002 is closer but cannot be accessed without military permission) which is half an hours drive and half an hours walk ( Possibly slightly more when walking off the single malt…(Jura)).
Walked up from 775371 past the remains of a sheepfold
One of those days where the summit was above the cloud, this is in the direction of Cross Fell ( G/NP-001). Also one of those rare days with no wind at the summit!
Set up the linked dipole on 80m again running about 30w from a combination of an FT817 and an amp…
Woody, once agin did his best to pull me to the summit. Normally he does almost anything for food, but he seems to be a hillwalking dog as not even dog treats seem to distract him from attempting to climb the hill at 20 mph dragging whatever is attached behind him. However he does settle quite well at the summit to allow me to assemble the radio and antenna - with a couple of short gaps while I removed one of my many plastic boxes and my emergency food from his reach!
The ground was pleasantly frozen - so dry feet again on Burnhope Seat, but no snow with the ski tow shown in the distance.
Some really good chasers- thank you including 4 S2S contacts - Including my first contact with The Cloud (Thanks Tom).
I notice from the nice, sparkly new database that I seem to be leading the new flavours challenge. I am going to do a screenshot as I am sure that I will be overtaken by later this afternoon…
Oh and HNY!