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Tinto, Lamington Hill, Dungavel Hill and Muncaster Fell

A blog report on my visit to these 4 summits last Thursday can be found at:

SS-064 - SS-172 - SS-165 - LD-059

73 de Phil G4OBK

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Norton blocks this site as dangerous, what you been doing Phil?

David 9H3DS/G0EVV

Try using a scanner that works.

No problems here, but then I do operate an open barn door policy and even have a computer that runs XP connected to the Internet. Andy now has thrown his hands up in horror and perhaps crossed himself as well!

Anyway, thanks for the excellent report Phil. Pity about Lamington, but I am sure that you will pick it up en route to somewhere. I was QRV when you were on Muncaster, but by that time of the day the QRM levels almost reach S9 here and propagation didn’t favour the path between us. As for the evening meal curfew, well a few leave the rig on when the meal call comes - thankfully!

All the best for your trip with Victor. I hope to work you on a few.

73, Gerald G4OIG

OK from my virus and spam protected Windows 10 PC as well (I don’t use Microsoft not Norton). Perhaps Norton has an issue that the first time you access this site (and many others), it’s pops up a warning message that it wants to place cookies on your PC via the browser and are you all right with this - which I think is now European law - Perhaps Norton sees reference to cookies or the actual cookies being loaded and then says the site is dangerous. Then again Norton might know something about Phil that we don’t know …

Ed.

Perhaps Norton just doesn’t work?

Hi David

Sorry to hear you think I have been naughty… glad that others don’t find this to be the case.

I have used the free version of AVG ever since I got a virus on the home PC about 12 years ago and I haven’t had another virus since. AVG free doesn’t cost a penny and the limited protection provided is enough for me. There are other free virus checkers available. I screen all my emails on the server using Mailwasher so any rubbish doesn’t get into my mail handler anyway. Every PC and laptop I have bought the first thing I do is remove the “free” anti virus software included which you usually end up paying for. I then install AVG Free. I did buy Mailwasher over 10 years ago before they introduced the annual licence fee and am still using the same version now on several PCs.

Off topic…but had to reply David.

73 Phil

Thanks for feedback Gerald. The bands that late in the day with QRP are not good for SOTA. I worked very few Gs on my trip, I know that at present from North Yorkshire the best skip distance on 40m for most of the day is into the Benelux and the near part of France and Germany. I hear very few UK stations just now.

We should be able to work you on a few later this week. I need to pack my rucksack. No hold luggage being taken. I hope the security don’t balk at the fishing poles, plastic tent pegs, batteries etc. I’ve never tried SOTA travel mode from Stansted before. We are using Ryanair so its quite good - most of the radio kit can go in the handbag you are allowed, leaving the rucksack from clothes. I normally get 5 - 7 Kgs of electronic stuff and chargers etc in the small bag and we can take up to 10 Kgs in the rucksack so I may just be able to fit in a clean pair of underpants for each day…

73 Phil

Hi Phil,
I am certainly no expert but this is what Noton has to offer, I have not seen this previously:

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David

One would hope so! Alternatively wear them all for the journey, but make sure you don’t get arrested. :wink:

Its all greek to me David, maybe an expert or geek on here can explain the phenonemen …

73 Phil

Hmmm… I did a little burrowing, but couldn’t find any reference to that site in Phil’s blog, and the site referenced “has been removed”. Quite possibly it was, when you visited, being pointed to by the “Next Blog >>>” link in Blogger’s banner. That “Next Blog” seems to vary on a vist by visit basis, and if Norton is following that link (to scan a page you’re probably not going to look at) then Norton may actually be putting you at more risk (by following links to check ahead) rather than keeping you safe…

Hi all,
Just arrived home and Norton is now a happy bunny! Superb pictures, well done.

David
G0EVV

Nice report Phil …

on forgetting the dipole : that’s why I always carry a second antenna (endfed 9,15m wire with 4m cp, and 9:1 unun, total weight only 220g)
or if you had a small wire to connect the outer of your coax to the inner of the BNC, I guess the KX2 would have tuned it too …

and about making your day … that qso was my ONLY qso that day … and it was WHILE having my evening meal, I eat at my transceiver (sometimes) , hi !
GL in OK!
Luc ON7DQ

Good idea Luc, except the cost of the ATU for the KX2 I cannot justify. A small pair of pliers with cutters (as part of) is useful to carry, except when airport security at Brno confiscate them as they did to mine a few hours ago.
I wish you well in Mallorca and will be hunting for some contacts with you from home.
73 Phil