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PostSubject: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2021 10:56 am

Please post any planned SOTA activations here 




Cheers 


Craig CT Admin
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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeSun Mar 14, 2021 6:53 am

Will be active on G/NP-029  Sharp Haw  17/03/2021  this is my local SOTA so it’s only a short walk from the home QTH 

Will be using 2m fm and 20m SSB  and should be on air late morning/ early afternoon 

Please have listen for me 

Cheers 

Craig 2E0VRX/P

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeSun Mar 14, 2021 12:18 pm

Good luck, Craig.👍

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Equipment Used : Yaesu FT2000, Kenwood TS 590, 5 ele yagi
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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeMon Mar 15, 2021 4:09 pm

will do Craig, good luck

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeFri Mar 19, 2021 4:40 pm

Just a few details and pics from the activation ( G/NP - 029 ) on 17/03/2021 , WX was ok with only a gentle breeze on the summit. 12 contacts on 2m FM and 6 contacts on 20m SSB one of which was a S2S EA4IS/P on EA4/MD-007 and one DX WD8CCC West Virginia
Kit used Icom 705 , Hawkins 5/8 vertical (2m) @ 8m (2m) and a mono band dipole (20m) again @ 8m in a inverted V 

power 5w
Many thanks for everyone who called in

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Craig 2e0vrx 73

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 20, 2021 6:27 am

Great to see and hear about your SOTA activation Craig. 👍

Some good contacts there especially with just 5W, I do love a bit of QRP.

Here's to many more activations. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 24, 2021 9:41 am

Great to see you all set up on a summit there and impressive contacts too, living across the valley from the Ochil Hills and just South of the Trossachs I hear many local activations on 2m which I notice are picking up again now the weather is improving a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 24, 2021 4:52 pm

Cheers Alan and I think also the SOTA programme here in the uk was temporary put on hold during the lockdown period , it has only just restarted but the advice is only to activate if you can walk your local SOTA from home ie no driving 

So tomorrow I will be activating G/NP - 039 which again is within walking distance from my home QTH 

Hope to get a few more itl 

Craig
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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 5:09 pm

Just a heads up

Will be activating SOTA G/NP -005 tomorrow morning 1/4/2021 this is one of Yorkshire’s highest summits so should get out well on 2m fm

Should be on air around 10-30 am

Please have a listen and would be great to get a few CT members in the log

Cheers

Craig 2e0vrx CT Admin

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeThu Apr 01, 2021 11:37 am

Heard you on 2m this morning Craig, 145.475MHz. Not direct unfortunately but you were booming through G0XBU Jodrell Bank websdr, S7-S8 R5. Smile


Must've counted at least a dozen contacts you made but could only hear one or two of them. Nice job with the M0MZB SOTA to SOTA. Activations  1f44d 

You weren't on long but you sounded damn cold up there!

Well done mate. Good to hear your voice for the first time too.

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeThu Apr 01, 2021 4:21 pm

Hi Victor and pleased you could hear me through the websdr

I can tell you it sure was wild on the summit and extremely cold with the windchill

22 in the log 2m fm , including one into wales and one into Scotland and also the summit to summit

Cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeThu Apr 01, 2021 4:49 pm

Great job Craig.

We had builders turn up to do our bathroom so must've missed the first part of your activation, (and only heard the latter over all the noise!) Only got you from M7BCE up to G0PWZ but was a fun listen. Think it's the first time I've actually heard a VHF SOTA even on a websdr so found it all a bit thrilling. Smile

Time to build a dirty big beam and keep an eye out on tropospheric......I might get you yet!

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PostSubject: Re: Activations    Activations  Icon_minitimeThu Apr 01, 2021 10:15 pm

Good work, Craig.👍😎

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