SOTA : G/LD029 - Illgill Head

609m, 4 points | IO84IK

Activation date : 27 May 2021
Band :
2m (145 FM)
Kit : 
FT817 with external battery, 5 element yagi antenna
Summit to Summit QSOs: 8

This was quite the walk, took around 90 minutes.  It felt like walking over summit after summit before we got to summit of Illgill Head, but great views looking down towards Wast water though.  We were running short of time, so the decent was quite rushed and we got held up in roadworks on the way home, so we were take back at gone 19.00.

This summit has a great 2m takeoff, helped with the 5 element beam - which I'd taken in favour of the Slim Jim - so 26 QSOs were added to the SOTA log which included 8 (4 summits, with multiple bands) S2S QSOs ; The Cloud, Dent, Windy Standard and Scarfell Pike.  I'd also taken my 4m handheld, so managed a 4m QSO with G4VFL/P.  Plus Nick G0HIK (my SOTA buddy) had taken 23cm and 13cm, so a few microwave QSOs were in the log too.  Thanks as always to everyone who came back to the calls.

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QSOs :

Time Callsign Band Mode
12:05 M0JKS/P 144MHz FM
12:14 G6LKB 144MHz FM
12:16 GW4ZPL 144MHz FM
12:16 G7CDA 144MHz FM
12:17 2E0LDF 144MHz FM
12:19 G1OAE 144MHz FM
12:20 G0HRT 144MHz FM
12:22 G1OHH 144MHz FM
12:23 M1DYU 144MHz FM
12:25 G4VFL/P 2.3GHz FM
12:27 2E0MIX 2.3GHz FM
12:33 GM4COX/P 2.3GHz FM
12:41 GW0HUS 144MHz FM
12:44 G7WKX 144MHz FM
12:57 2E0HCS 144MHz FM
12:59 G1PIE 144MHz FM
13:04 GM4DIJ/A 144MHz FM
13:13 2E0GPV/M 144MHz FM
13:15 G6HEF/P 144MHz FM
13:19 GW0MHK 144MHz FM
13:26 M0AYB/P 144MHz FM
13:35 G4VFL/P 1240MHz FM
13:43 GM4COX/P 144MHz FM
14:03 G4ZRP 1240MHz FM
14:11 G6HEF/P 1240MHz FM
14:17 G4VFL/P 70MHz FM

M0KPW at the summit of G/LD029