Bear in mind that most places on the island stop serving food by 8pm! After that, you can get a curry in Douglas but very little else!
With the current good weather, and the Easter and May Day bank holiday season here in the UK, Snowdon GW/NW-001 will be very busy when you visit - like G3CWI says - in fact it will be very busy even if the weather is bad. 2m FM from a handheld will very likely be the most sensible option therefore from there, but you will make lots of QSOs easily like this.
I guess a crowded summit like the one in the picture may not impress much someone like Toru coming from a country with pretty crowded urban areas like JA, but I assure you it scares someone like me coming from an area EA2/NV with a density of 62/km2 (160/sq mi).
Thank you for information. I really wish to activate from all summits in IoM.
Will refer your footprint in your website.
Surprised to see such many peoples on Snowdon. Perhaps I can only on-air in VHF UHF.
I got noticed the frequency step of 145Mhz and 430MHz FM in UK is 12.5kHz am I right? Also got to know call channel is 145.20MHz and 433.50MHz.
By the way what is the process of CQ in UK. For example in JA most of the case CQ station made CQ call on Call CH and announce to QSY to another CH, i.e. 145.45MHz. Then CQ station again make CQ call after QSY. The same process is used in UK or just make CQ without using Call CH?
Please can anybody let me know these process normally used in UK.
Also 145MHz/430MHz SSB and CW are popular in UK/EU? If yes which spot is widely used as spot?
CQ has best chance on calling channel. If chasers know you’re working on a certain channel they’ll follow you there.
I can’t speak for EU but in UK those modes on those bands are not as common as FM. There is some activity especially if you coincide with one of the RSGB’s activity nights. The RSGB site is a good source for bandplans etc
Lots of people use old 25kHz filtered gear still on 2m. Try to use 25kHz spacing ( i.e. 2x 12.5 ) such as 145.475 or 145.450 etc. rather than 145.4875 so people using old gear do not spread into your 12.5kHz channel when they call on 145.500.