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Great Mell Fell LD-035

 

Great Mell Fell, G/LD-035 - 537m ASL - NY 397 254 - OS Explorer OL5 - 2 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Monday 11th November 2019

So after a few nights of very pleasant and very comfortable overnight accommodations, after the Glasgow show I was definitely "roughing it"!  The good thing was that I was absolutely shattered, so I had no difficulty whatsoever drifting straight off to sleep.

 

My accommodation after Glasgow!        My bed for the night!

 

After waking up, I spent a few minutes listening to the radio news and warming up with the heater in the car.  But before long, I had my boots and coat back on, and I was walking up the track on my way to another SOTA activation.  It wasn't the most pleasant of weather - cold, drizzly and windy - but I was here, so I thought I may as well.

 

Sleep deprivation does this to you!        Summit of Great Mell Fell

 

It was actually quite a struggle getting the four QSOs on Great Mell Fell summit.  I did have the HF kit with me for back up, but I was reluctant to deploy it in this weather.  Fortunately I did manage to scrape my way to the four contacts and the SOTA activation qualification.

 

Pretty grim!        A welcome warm-up, cooked breakfast and hot drink at the Rheged Centre!

 

Following descent and drive back up towards the M6, I called in at the Rheged Centre for a cooked breakfast and hot chocolate.  That was a very welcome refuel and warm-up ahead of the long drive back to Cheshire.

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

09:34z

G0TDM

144MHz

FM

09:35z

G7GQL

144MHz

FM

09:37z

GM3VMB

144MHz

FM

09:41z

G4WHA/M

144MHz

FM

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