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Burnhope Seat NP-003

 

Burnhope Seat, G/NP-003 - 747m ASL - NY 785 375 - OS Explorer OL31 - 6 SOTA points       Map & summit information from SOTAwatch      Click to return to summit index


Sunday 7th July 2019 - Burnhope Seat G/NP-003 & Cross Fell G/NP-001

Fence corner very near the summit        Trig point

My overnight digs were in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, which brought back memories of my student days nearly 30 years ago - eek!  I hadnít brought any maps or offspring with me, so I needed to stick to simple routes I knew well.  So it was first to the lay-by on the Durham-Cumbria border.

Tom M1EYP        Looking across to Great Dun Fell where I would be later

Here I found that the helicopter dropping stones on last yearís visit was for a new tunnel for the stream under the road, not flagged paths as I had assumed.  The ascent took about an hour.  I couldnít raise a smile on 2m FM, albeit just with handie and rubber duck.  I set up for 20m CW and qualified easily. 

Radials!        The gear

A bit more bog hopping on the descent, then off to Cross Fell G/NP-001

Start/end point on the county border        Reconstructed route for the stream under the road

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

09:22z

PA9CW

14MHz

CW

 

09:23z

F6GUF

14MHz

CW

 

09:23z

DJ2MX

14MHz

CW

 

09:23z

ON6ZQ

14MHz

CW

 

09:24z

IZ8XXE

14MHz

CW

 

09:24z

EA2DT

14MHz

CW

 

09:25z

SP9AMH

14MHz

CW

 

09:25z

PA1BR

14MHz

CW

 

09:26z

OH6UCW/P

14MHz

CW

OH/JS-016

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