Today 31/03/12 I activated SOTA G/NP 017 Fountains Fell with Chris M0RSF, Neil M3UNG, Linden M6PZZ and Ian M6WRX all pictured above from left to right. It took about 55 minutes to reach the top of the summit stopping on the way to take pictures. A great day was had by all and we all had some great contacts. Linden, Ian & Neil all working on 2 meters FM, Chris working on 70cm FM and myself on 20 & 15 meters SSB. The station I used was a Yaesu FT817 with 5 watts into a vertical SRC X80 antenna strapped to a fence post tuned by my MFJ 941e tuner. My first contact was on 20 meters into New York N1EU calling me with a great signal into my portable station on top of the summit. I had a total of 38 contacts 33 on 20 meters, 4 on 15 meters and 1 on 10 meters. We all plan to activate our next summit in the coming weeks so keep visiting for more details. Thanks to all the stations who called 2E0IJK/P Fountains Fell for my first ever SOTA activation I look forward to the next one 73's.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Saturday 31st March 2E0IJK/P will be active from SOTA Fountains Fell G/NP-017 using 2 meters FM and possibly 40 + 80 meters bands and weather permitting of course. I plan to be there for around 11am and on the air for 1130am. Also listen out for M0RSF/P, M3UNG/P M6PZZ/P & M6WRX/P they will be accompanying me on the activation of the summit
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
To celebrate the queens diamond jubilee 2Q0IJK will be active from the 5th of May to the 10th of june
on SSB and on the digital modes. The above qsl card will be available for working the special event station via M0OXO. A big thanks to Charles for the efforts sorting out the qsl card design.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
To mark the 2012 olympic games and the queens jubilee 2E0IJK will operate special call signs 2O0IJK & 2Q0IJK over the month of june. A special qsl card will be available for working the relevant call sign and more information will be available in due cause.