I’ll be doing a round of the Yorkshire Three Peaks (Pen y Ghent G/NP-010, Whernside G/NP-004 and Ingleborough G/NP-005) on Saturday.
I’m leading a big charity group, so might struggle to make much time at each summit, if at all. If I do get time I will make quick contacts. I am going to apologise in advance for doing something I normally would never do. Once I get my four contacts I will probably go QRT. I hope anyone left behind will understand - if I didn’t have 35 other people to think about I wouldn’t do it.
It’ll be just 2M FM on the Handheld with a 5/8 on the top. Times I post for activation will be approximate.
In reply to MW0WML:
Good luck Gerald.
I’m signed up to do the 3 peaks for the first time on 22 June, so chasers might get another chance!
Rig will be VX-150 and spurious ‘Nagoya’ NA701 rubber duck from that auction site. Seems to check out OK on the analyser so I’ll give it a shot!
73, Colin, M0CGH
In reply to MW0WML:
The best laid plans of mice and men.
Completed a quick (4 contact) activation of Pen y Ghent.
While on Whernside I then found myself in Mountain Rescue mode and got involved in a rescue. Thanks also to my three other colleagues in NEWSAR who were with me. Looks like the Casualty was going to be OK.
So no activation on Whernside…
By the time I made up the hour lost on that I just about caught up with the group I was supposed to be with as they left the summit of Ingleborough and therefore didn’t have time to do that either.
Sorry to anyone who was listening for me.
In reply to M0CGH:
Good luck Colin - hope it is not as hot as we had it on Saturday!
In reply to 2W0GDA:
I like the way it was reported:
“Following treatment by … members of North East Wales SAR team who were passing by…”
Well done on the rescue - the hills will be there another day!
In reply to M6ADB:
Thanks, if I’m fit enough I’ll be back again next year for what I think will be my 13th round of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire, 11 so far with the group I was with at the weekend and one more with another party.
Interestingly the rescue at the weekend was mostly about providing basic care for the Casualty and providing updates to the CRO until they arrived, followed by the Helimed. It was very useful having my team radio along so I could speak to the CRO directly. Because we had this we were able to relay accurate information about the casualty (what had happened exactly, past history, general condition, pulse, breathing rates etc.) to the CRO vehicles and team members as they arrived at the foot of the hill, which meant it was a faster decision to call the Helimed. VHF Radio helping to speed the process. Of course the MR frequencies are not in the Amateur Bands.