Following received from John G4YSS, operating as GX0OOO/p
John is on site at 1415 where it is windy with some fog. He has the tent up and is deploying the antennas - Roy G4SSH
I intend to drive across to NP land for a POSSIBLE New Year campover on NP10. This will be taken in stages with assessment before moving on. The WX is not good but the date is fixed. The summit wall will be a big factor/ key to success but if I don’t like it I either won’t leave the car or if the summit is reached just do a quick 2m-FM.
Roy G4SSH will handle spots/ updates assuming phone coverage (there was last time I was there but the system could overload because of New Year.
Best option for tent is near bend in wall at SD 8377 7334 (poor VHF takeoff to NE only) but that may have to change due to ground state (frozen ground). Must be on east side of wall. Wind SW veering N in night and temp dropping. Windy and heavy rain during night. Snow later. If tent can’t be erected and safely anchored or conditions poor - will abandon campover idea. Cold N wind with sunny periods on New Year’s Day.
Alerts: (SUBJECT TO CHANGES)
31-12-16 at 17:00: 3.557-cw; 3.724-ssb
50W. Alerts guidance only. See G4SSH spots
31-12-16 at 18:00: 1.832-cw; 1.843-ssb
50W. Then monitor 145.400 (145.3 if busy) 5W-Omni
31-12-16 at 20:00: 145.400-fm; 145.500-fm
Or 145.300 if busy. 5W-Omni. Monitor 160m
31-12-16 at 22:00: 1.832-cw; 1.843-ssb
50W max. Will alternate modes.
31-12-16 at 23:30: 145.400-fm; 145.500-fm
Or 145.300 if busy. 5W-Omni
01-01-17 at 0030: 1.832-cw; 1.843-ssb
50W. May be no short skip?
01-01-17 at 07:00: 1.832-cw; 1.843-ssb; 3.557-cw; 3.724-ssb
50W. Try monitor 145.400 or 145.500 5W-Omni
Well equipped but cancellation of campover likely.
QRV times/ band changes likely depending on circumstances.
Cancellation of short 2m-FM activation on afternoon of 31st also possible depending on WX.
Will try to monitor 145.400 or 145.300 at times.
HNY to all