GM trip day 13 - Tuesday 11th August 2009 - Cairn Pat
Jimmy directed me through the lanes from Sandhead and up to the vehicle
access track for the transmitters on Cairn Pat. We hoped that the
installations would not cause us QRM in the contest. After parking the car,
we walked up the fairly rough track to the transmitters, and began to
assemble our station right by the trig point.
The weather had been poor - wet and windy - but things began to clear once
we were on summit, and views over to Larne, County Antrim began to open up.
In the 70cm contest, I could only replicate last week's performance of
serial number 006 - although that did include five DXCCs - GM, GD, GI, GW
and G. Jimmy worked the same set of stations apart from the G station.
Again, we had sufficient to qualify the summit for SOTA, but were way off the
pace in terms of the contest. It mattered not though, and shortly after
9.30pm, we were packing up and descending.