SOTA : G/LD032 - Whitfell (2)
573m, 2 points | IO84IH
Activation date : 7 July 2021
Band : 2m (145 FM) and 6cm (5665MHz)
Kit : FT60 with external battery, Slim Jim antenna PLUS 5.6GHz ATV kit
Summit to Summit QSOs: 1
Whitfell is another SOTA that I class a local, it's about a 35 minute drive from home (although only a few miles as the crow flies), with parking available at the top of Corney Fell (parking available for 3 or 4 vehicles). As it's a 'local' it's a summit I've done a few times this year - it's about a 60 minutes walk, not too challenging on assent but there's some distance to cover and it's usually quite boggy in places, even in the height of summer. The object of this activation was for a sked to the Great Orme on 5.6GHz ATV using my portable ATV kit. Whitfell has a good LOS path to the Great Orme with a distance of around 120km. The ATV activation was planned for 11am local time and was a great success with p5 signals received both ways. 2m FM talkback was also achieved on 144.750MHz.
As this is a good 2m summit with a cracking tack off to the South I made time for some 2m FM with 15 QSOs were added to the SOTA log which included 1 S2S QSO to Skiddaw. Thanks as always to everyone who came back to the calls.