The weather was turning out to be glorious, hot and sunny with hardly a breath of wind. Nonetheless, the boys and myself still enjoyed our lunch of Baxters Highlanders Broth soup as we sat on the drier bits between bogs and lapped up the sunshine.
We worked all the way through until around 4pm, when it was mutually decided we would pack up. Results were encouraging all round. Jimmy had made 10 QSOs, 3 x 40m SSB and 7 x 2m FM, including 7 S2S. Richard made an impressive 17 QSOs on 3cm, with best DX over 300km into Suffolk. I racked up 61 contacts, 17 x 2m FM and 44 x 40m CW, including 11 S2S.
Those S2S were:
Also, the following activations were heard, but not worked, and hence will be claimed as SWL entries:
G1INK/P G/LD-018 7MHz SSB
OK1XVZ/P OK/KA-002 7MHz CW
GW0AOD/P GW/SW-036 5MHz SSB
The DXCC count was 13 for me and 5 for Jimmy, with 14 overall: G,GW, SM, DL, OK, I, ON, LA, HA, S5, 9A, HB, PA and F.
The descent was an easy a pleasant 45 minute amble along the fellside and back to Turn village. The return drive was swift and significantly less protracted than the outward journey (well, the breakfast search, to be precise). De Trafford Arms in Alderley Edge was selected for the customary beer and J2O stop, and we were all reunited with our home dwellings by 7pm.
A pleasing day, and an outstanding weekend was wrapped up with a carry-out from our old favourite, The Restaurant in the Nominally Proposed Activation Zone of Great Weston Fell. If you read this far, well done - and thank you.