Thanks to everyone who supported me last weekend on my DC sprint. It’s a long way down there but the support made it worthwhile. As per my last few activations, I camped overnight – but on a campsite this time. This style of outing certainly allows me to make most use of the day as I was on the road by 7.15am on Sunday morning suitably rested - and the long journey home was much less difficult.
I’m adding summit info to the database, but a few comments are best made here.
The weather was excellent with just a little cloud early Saturday morning and only a few drops of rain. High Willhays, Watch Croft and Brown Willy I really enjoyed. The others? Mmm…. Spectacular in it’s current ugliness is Hensbarrow “hill”. Prospective activators should note that it is one big spoil heap courtesy of the China Clay industry and that the highest point is currently about 1/4 of a mile SSE of the trig point. I climbed as far up this mound as I could, whilst staying on the part that has been seeded. From here, I had a bird’s eye view of the trig point well below me. Different, eh?
Congratulations to those who made it on all seven summits on 2m – namely G3OHC, G4FUJ, M0JDK, G0NES and G0TRB. Sorry I managed to miss G3RMD on Kit Hill – but at least we made it on 5 MHz for the set. Christ Cross was a bit of a disappointment on 2m. It didn’t seem a very good site so I’m sorry if I missed anyone. Otherwise, the total of those with a clean sweep would have been higher.
S2S with GW4OIG/P (GW/SW-017), G0PEB/P (G/SE-008) and 2W0KPO/P (GW/NW-002) were very welcome. Best DX was GM1CNH/P (578km) with ON4CAP second (516km).