Trail run for the last time this year
This Sunday the 15th of December saw me up at my favourite DX spot.
I know I keep on banging on about this place but it is one of the most accessible spots here in Yorkshire and the views from here are just stunning.On a clear day,and when the sun is shining and the wind is rattling round your nether reasons you just have to sit back and say ,
" THIS is gods county "
Next year will see me back up here with more equipment .
I hope to purchase a small generator , a fold away table , fold away seat and a frame tent to set it all up in . There are plans afoot to obtain a tripod to mount the telescopic mast too instead of the drive on one . On the books is another search for a 2 meter multimode radio that can do 10 watts or more, and possibly a (cheap) HF radio .
The first picture ( fig 1 ) see's me setting things up ready to enable me to do some DX from this location . The wind started to make it's presence felt and made me wish I had taken my guy lines to stabilise the mast as the whole thing was swaying with alacrity.
The morning was rounded off with 11 contacts ( I was sure I made 12) whose names appear at the end of the blog. Thank you guys it was a pleasure to talk with you and I hope to talk to most of you again next year.
|All set up ready to do some DX , you can see the lean from here,the guy lines would have corrected that|
|It looks straight from this angle though|
|This is how high it was at ground level, add another 20 feet for the mast height|
|The sky was different shades of Gray, not quite 50|
|Alistair M0BKQ was there on top of Pendle hill SP005|
|OH REALLY ! WHERE ?|
|62019330||2013-12-15 12:25:00||G0STK||2m||145.450||FM||Allan Hardcastle|
|62019316||2013-12-15 12:16:00||M0MRM||2m||145.500||FM||Mobile station|
|62019267||2013-12-15 12:00:00||M0BKQ||2m||145.475||FM||Alistair on Pendle hill|
|62019285||2013-12-15 11:53:00||2E0EEY||2m||145.475||FM||CHRISTOPHER JAMES HALL|
|62019209||2013-12-15 11:47:00||G3TTU||2m||145.475||FM||R HOLT|
|62019216||2013-12-15 11:33:00||M6STZ||2m||145.475||FM||Stuzzie .|
|62019195||2013-12-15 11:30:00||M6LBE||2m||145.475||FM||Steve Blackburn|
|62019178||2013-12-15 11:10:00||G3BMO||2m||145.475||FM||H SPEED|
|62019160||2013-12-15 11:05:00||GW0WTT||2m||145.475||FM||PAUL CLARK|
|62019145||2013-12-15 11:00:00||G7JBZ||2m||145.475||FM||RICHARD CONE|
|62019124||2013-12-15 10:45:00||M0JRB||2m||145.475||FM||J. ROBERT BROWN|
That's It for now . I hope to be updating the blog later next year , Just to say a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team here at QH towers. 73 catch you further down the log . De M1PAC
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