G/NP-004 Whernside (ascent 1hr 6 mins - descent 27 mins)
May I take this opportunity to thank all the activators who braved cold conditions to participate in the NP Fun Day. As the event organiser I was thanked on air several times and even asked if it could be made an annual event! It seemed that we almost took over the whole of the FM portion of the 2M band as almost everywhere I tuned had a /P station on it.
Billy 2E0WJC and I were sat behind the wall at the opposite side of the wall to the trig point on NP-004 Whernisde sheltering from the cold biting wind admiring the sprinkling of snow around us.
After working through the S2S stations I put out a general cq call and worked quite a pile up before the temperature dropped enough to tell us that it was time to descend. My apologies to those stations that didn’t manage to work me on this occasion but as I have stated before safety is paramount.
All in all I hope everyone had a great day and can we do it again? Of course we can, though maybe a summer event next time!
Apologies that I could not attend the meet afterwards but I had to return home to collect my son. It would have been nice to put a face to a callsign but after today I have no doubt that there will be other times.
Again many many thanks to those that took part and a Happy New year to all activators and chasers who make our fun hobby what it is.
Total- 9 Activator points and 51 Chaser Points.
73 Chris 2E0FSR & Billy 2E0WJC