SOTA : G/NP004 - Whernside

736m, 6 points | IO84TF

Activation date : 17 September 2021
Band :
2m (145 FM)
Kit :
FT60 with external battery, 5 element yagi antenna
Summit to Summit QSOs: 1

After not being able to get out SOTA'ing for a couple of months due to work and other commitments, I used a days annual leave for mid September where Nick G0HIK and I decided to head out of 'LD' and activate Whernside G/NP004.  Both Nick and I were last up Whernside in September 2018, so we decided it was time for another activation.  Travel time from home is about and hour and 20 minutes to a parking place on Thornton lane.  Its a single track lane with plenty of passing places and a good few miles from the village of Thornton in Lonsdale (turn up Thornton Lane at the Marton Arms).  There are 2 gates to go through on the way to the parking area - which is just off the road with room for 2 or 3 cars.  We arrived at just after 10am on a Friday morning and there were no other cars parked.

The walk up to the summit took around 45 - 50 minutes and there is a well defined path.  There is a wall at the top (along with a cain) and its worth going over the style to take a look at the Ribble Valley and viaduct.  My first CQ call generated a nice pile up, and in the course of just over an hour I'd worked 30 stations including one S2S; Wild Boar Fell.  The walk back down took around 35 mins.

It was good to be out on a SOTA again after a few months off, and thanks, as always, to those who came back to my calls.

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QSOs :

Time Callsign Band Mode
09:59 G7SYR 144MHz FM
10:00 GW4VFL/P 144MHz FM
10:01 G1ACD 144MHz FM
10:03 GW4ZPL 144MHz FM
10:04 G0LWU 144MHz FM
10:06 M0ALA 144MHz FM
10:07 2E0FVF 144MHz FM
10:08 2E0AGB 144MHz FM
10:09 G6XBA 144MHz FM
10:10 2E0GQC 144MHz FM
10:11 G0VWP 144MHz FM
10:12 G4OBK 144MHz FM
10:13 2E0FNJ 144MHz FM
10:14 G6AEK 144MHz FM
10:16 M0VAZ 144MHz FM
10:18 2E0KIO/P 144MHz FM
10:19 G4ZRP 144MHz FM
10:21 G0HRT 144MHz FM
10:22 M6AIA 144MHz FM
10:23 M7MCG 144MHz FM
10:27 G5AIB/P 144MHz FM
10:29 G4BLH 144MHz FM
10:37 M7JHB/M 144MHz FM
10:41 M7III 144MHz FM
10:44 2E0JCM 144MHz FM
10:59 2E0LKC 144MHz FM
11:01 2E0LMD 144MHz FM
11:03 G4MYU 144MHz FM
11:05 G1CCL 144MHz FM
11:07 GW0TPF/M 144MHz FM
M0KPW operating on G/NP004

M0KPW activating G/NO004