Well done Adrian.
Sorry I missed you. I did remember to listen but I ended up RAYNETing in Glen Etive. I kept a listen out on 145.5 but couldn’t hear anything deep in the Glen.
Hope you had the same WX up there yesterday as we had.
In reply to 2M0ETR:
As an ex rock climber I would be very interested to know what route Adrian used to climb the Inn Pin and how he used the very restricted space on the summit, which is not much bigger than a dining table! I wonder what the constant stream of rock climbers ticking this summit off their list made of this activation!
Adrian (2M0ETR two Adrian’s very confusing!) good to work you, the first contact from the Inn Pin!
Robin sorry not to have managed to work you. I beamed south several times and gave out a lot of calls but you were obviously not in a good place.
Mark I did deploy the 60m dipole on the top, draping it rather than pegging it out! The SWR was a bit high, sadly no contacts. I once had a contact with Robin on 60m with the dipole on the ground so thought I might be lucky but sadly no.
Brian we went up the “normal” route, a moderate rock climb. I lead up to E3 so this was no worry but climbing with a rucksack and SOTA pole with rucksack antenna attached was interesting!
A full activation report will follow when I have a little more time.
… climbing with a rucksack and SOTA pole with rucksack antenna attached was interesting!
Congratulations Adrian on your achievement. Having had my SOTA pole stuck under overhanging rocks on a number of scramble sections on ascents, I can appreciate the heightened risk factor involved by carrying the kit. I have considered one of the multi-section travelling fishing poles that telescope down to around 450mm for such terrain, but really need to see one before making a purchase. Unfortunately the local fishing emporium don’t stock them.