737m, 6 points | IO84II
Activation date : 9 July 2021Band : 2m (145 FM)Kit : FT60 with external battery, 5 element yagi antennaSummit to Summit QSOs: 4
Another that had been on the list for some time! We parked on the side of the A591 dual carriageway, near Dunmail Raise Cairn. There was plenty of parking at 10.45 when we arrived on a Friday in July (not the school holidays). Time to the summit was just short of 1 hour. It's a steep old summit, and the first half was quite the back breaker - but the weather was overcast and not too warm so it wasn't too bad. The summit is lovely and flat with great views of Dolly Waggon, Helvellyn, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag and a whole lot more.
This summit has a fantastic 2m takeoff (for some reason I thought it would be poor, which is why I took the yagi in favour of the Slim Jim). I managed 23 QSOs (1 on 23cm FM with Nick G0HIKs kit) , including 4 S2S QSOs which included; Shining Tor, Kirk Fell, Seatallan and Rhialgwm. Thanks as always to everyone who came back to the calls.
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M0KPW at the summit of G/LD022