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Cringle Moor - Drake Howe TW-002

 

Cringle Moor - Drake Howe, G/TW-002 - 435m ASL - NZ 537 029 - OS Explorer OL26 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Sunday 14th April 2019 - Cringle Moor-Drake Howe G/TW-002

Gig: Joe Longthorne

Venue: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees

 

Cringle Moor        Ascending from Lord's Stones

Choice of summit dictated by gig location again.  Nice steak and ale pie at the Lordís Stones Cafe before the walk up.  Rather cold and windy at the car park so I elected to go up just with the handheld. 

The footpath up to the summit                                View along the ridge                                Footpath along the ridge

Very pleasant activation.  Just five QSOs but each one a lengthy and enjoyable ragchew.  Of course, my favourite of these was the last one - with SOTA friend and leading activator/chaser Phil G4OBK - no less than 16 minutes in QSO! 

Tom M1EYP        Summit cairn

Then an easy half hour drive up to Yarm, and a spectacular auditorium set in the grounds of a private school.  We had a band Sunday roast dinner at the Ketton Ox pub, then a swift one in the Black Bull.  Show time was shortly after that. 

Commencing the descent        Viewpoint at the end of the ridge

I would be back on the radio, on 2m FM for the drive home, commencing around 9.30pm BST.

The auditorium in Yarm        Stage set-up

Time

Call

Band

Mode

13:48z

M1SPY

144MHz

FM

13:55z

G4MQV

144MHz

FM

13:58z

G4DXP

144MHz

FM

14:07z

M/VK2IBF

144MHz

FM

14:12z

G4OBK

144MHz

FM

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