SOTA : G/LD032 - Whitfell

573m, 2 points | IO84IH

Activation date : 14 May 2021
Band :
2m (145 FM)
Kit : 
FT60 with external battery, Slim Jim antenna
Summit to Summit QSOs: 8

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 weather on this day in May 2021 was very low cloud as you can see in the photographs, but it cleared away as the day went on.  The path isn't too obvious as there are a few tracks, but when you've done it once it's easy enough to do again.  The first time we activated Whitfell (back in 2018) we used a GPS due to poor weather.

This is a good 2m summit with a cracking tack off to the South and 27 QSOs were added to the SOTA log which included 8 S2S QSOs ; Queensburry, St Sunday Crag, Ingleborough, Hods Hill, Y Golfa, Y Garn, Fairfield and Scafell Pike.  Thanks as always to everyone who came back to the calls.

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QSOs :

Time Callsign Band Mode
10:10 GN4VFL/P 144MHz FM
10:13 M0MZB/P 144MHz FM
10:21 2E0IPS/P 144MHz FM
10:26 G1PIE 144MHz FM
10:28 GW4ZPL 144MHz FM
10:30 GM4COX/P 144MHz FM
10:35 G7CDA 144MHz FM
10:37 G1OHH 144MHz FM
10:37 G7WKX 144MHz FM
10:39 G1OAE 144MHz FM
10:42 2E0MOW/M 144MHz FM
10:44 GM4WHA/M 144MHz FM
10:47 GW4TQE/P 144MHz FM
10:50 G7OEM 144MHz FM
10:54 GW6WBS/P 144MHz FM
11:04 M0SSD 144MHz FM
11:09 M0NOM/P 144MHz FM
11:11 E20XUB 144MHz FM
11:12 G0MHF 144MHz FM
11:15 G6ZET/M 144MHz FM
11:25 VU2KGB 10GHz SSB
11:45 M0MZB/P 144MHz FM
11:50 G0LWU 144MHz FM
11:58 G8CPZ 144MHz FM
12:01 M1DYU 144MHz FM
12:06 M0NOM/P 144MHz FM
12:11 2E0LBI 144MHz FM

Slim Jim set up on the summit of G/LD032