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Pike of Blisco

Took the FT-817ND on a trip out up Pike of Blisco G/LD-024 this evening. Wasn’t really planning an activation as I was with my wife and eldest daughter. The westerly wind was somewhat bitter so I knew radio time would be limited.

In the end I got a few contacts, of note at least one each from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Not bad for 2.5 watts on the internal battery, all stations were 59 with me. I used a Spectrum Communications Slim-J antenna on a fishing pole at about 4m (primarily to get out of the wind!)

Here are a couple of photos. 73. Mark.


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Thanks for a wonderful SOTA to HEMA s2s Mark. Your 2.5 Watts down to Mow Cop, a distance of almost 165km, certainly made my night. I was working with my Wouxun HT and about 4 Watts.

73 Mike

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