Sunday, 11 June 2017

9th June 2017. G/SP-004 SOTA Activation visit.

G/SP-004 9th June 2017.
Grid  SJ 994737. Altitude 559M.

Today we had our very first visit to Shining Tor a 2 point summit near Buxton in Derbyshire, We were on our way back from a works trip that took us to Scotland so thought why not take the opportunity.

We arrived at 12:15 a.m. and found a place to park on the side of the road as the Peak View tea rooms said parking for customers only, the parking area suggested by others had a locked gate.
The walk up took about 25 minutes and is a nice easy walk, we were not alone and saw maybe 4 or 5 groups of walkers. I set up my 2M dipole and started to call CQ SOTA and had 9 QSO's over the next 20 minutes. This time 2E0LKC (Peter) was the first and with his new antenna he was a booming 5/9+. 

I also had a S2S with M1EYP/P (Tom) who was on G/SP-015 The Cloud, a pleasure as always. No Black pudding and Bacon rolls on this activation as this was our 2nd day out working and we were on our way home. The next summit is GW/NW-015 but that is a different matter all together.

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