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Normanby Top TW-005

 

Normanby Top, G/TW-005 - 168m ASL - TF 121 964 - OS Explorer 282 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Saturday 20th April 2019 - Normanby Top G/TW-005

 

Gig: Joe Longthorne

Venue: Hull Comedy Lounge

 

I deliberated for a while about what summit to combine with this gig.  Nothing was really obviously en route or convenient.  What made me settle on the Lincolnshire Wolds was that the timing would coincide with the EU-NA S2S event.  I set off from Macclesfield and drove via Buxton, Chesterfield, Brigg and Caistor.  I chased David 2E0IXM/P on Shining Tor G/SP-004 when I was near Bakewell.  My satnav was programmed to land me on High Street, east of the summit and beside a bridle way leading towards it - but not actually to it.

 

Set up in the field  Tom M1EYP  The familiar tower on Normanby Wold  Tonight's stage

 

The whole area is pretty flat though and comfortably within the AZ.  I walked about 500m towards the end of the first large field and set up the 20m GP there.  Conditions were pretty poor, and no DX S2S occurred for me during my limited time window.  20 QSOs were made:

 

20m CW: 15

20m SSB: 5

 

S2S: 7 G6PJZ/P on G/TW-001, HA2PP/P on HA/KD-006, G4OOE/P on G/TW-004, LZ1GJ/P on LZ/RO-144, M0OAT/P on G/NP-024, S56KVJ/P on S5/BI-065 & S57MS/P on S5/RG-045

 

SWL: 1 CT2HOV/P on CT/BL-024

 

DX: 3 AC1Z on CW & KG3W on SSB and CW

 

The M1EYP SOTA station        Hull Comedy Lounge

 

After set up and soundcheck, the band adjourned to a favourite pub of ours when we work in Hull - The Old English Gentleman, in the theatre quarter.  This pub does a superb steak and ale pie and Wainwright ale.  We had a very good show.  Some of the musicians then drove home, but it made little sense for me to do that.  So I took a room back at The Old English Gentleman and started to consider potential summits for the following day’s journey across to Blackpool.

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

13:21z

R2ARW

14MHz

CW

 

13:26z

AC1Z

14MHz

CW

 

13:27z

F5JKK

14MHz

CW

 

13:33z

G6PJZ/P

14MHz

SSB

G/TW-001

13:34z

HA2PP/P

14MHz

CW

HA/KD-006

13:36z

G4OOE/P

14MHz

CW

G/TW-004

13:42z

OE3KAB

14MHz

CW

 

13:47z

YO6CFB

14MHz

CW

 

13:47z

RW3XZ

14MHz

CW

 

13:48z

OK2PDT

14MHz

CW

 

13:49z

LZ2AF/P

14MHz

CW

 

13:50z

9A1AA

14MHz

CW

 

13:51z

EA2IF

14MHz

CW

 

13:53z

F6EWB

14MHz

CW

 

14:07z

LZ1GJ/P

14MHz

CW

LZ/RO-144

14:11z

M0OAT/P

14MHz

SSB

G/NP-024

14:16z

KG3W

14MHz

SSB

 

14:17z

S56KVJ/P

14MHz

SSB

S5/BI-065

14:19z

S57MS/P

14MHz

SSB

S5/RG-045

14:30z

KG3W

14MHz

CW

 

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