I’m planning a trip to the Lake District during the weekend 6th/7th of September. I intended to activate at least a couple of the following summits- Great Gable G/LD-005, Pillar G/LD-006, High Stile G/LD-012 & Kirk Fell G/LD-014.
Times of activations will depend on weather etc. Not done any of these summits before, so will just have to find my way around them and activate when I can. If my Vodafone mobile has coverage, may possibly use SOTAwatch to alert.
In terms of radio equipment, I’m afraid my station will be minimal. I will take 2 handheld TRX’s (a VX-150 for 2m and a DJG5EY with 2 batt. packs for 2m and 70cms). Hoping to take SOTAbeam SB270, but may end up just taking 1/4 wave for VX-150, depending on weight of backpack.
I have posted a reflector topic rather than an alert, as I’m not sure of times or summits. I appreciate that my signal will be small and I may end up cutting QSO’s short to conserve battery power. I hope potential chasers will understand that this is not a normal run of the mill activation for myself and my main purpose is to have an adventure in the Lake District.
Obviously it would be great to have lots of rubber stamp QSO’s to give out as many points as possible whilst allowing battery power to last the whole trip. I have no means to recharge the battery packs until I get home again.
73 Colin M0CGH