Once again many thanks to all who contacted me with especial thanks to Graham G3VKV for always taking the time to be there.
Sorry I missed you Phil G3TCU
After a tough start, the quick post on the Microwave Group did the trick and from then on, I was kept busy for the next hour with 10 nice QSO’s in the log and the battery almost exhausted, down to 10.8 volts.
There is some sort of interference on 13cms on this summit, there is a mobile phone base about 1/2 a mile away, but it sounds more like a radar, maybe there one on the lake use this band rather than X Band ?
It was a five mile round trip from Far Sawrey so worked off the calories from the weekend, with Strava telling my the count was 1000 calories and they dont allow for the rucsac !
Absolutely no view from this summit, with the plantation grown up, not how Beatrix Potter would have seen it.
But just enough clearance to aim over the tree’s to access the satellite.
The weather is not playing ball this week for any more activity though.