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Rombalds Moor NP-028

 

Rombalds Moor, G/NP-028 - 402m ASL - SE 114 452 - OS Explorer 297 - 1 SOTA point        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Saturday 21st December 2019 - Sharp Haw G/NP-029 & Rombalds Moor G/NP-028

Gig: Christmas Live!

Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

 

After Sharp Haw G/NP-029, I drove back down through Skipton and towards Keighley.  I turned up the steep roads towards Ilkley Moor and parked at the end of the cul-de-sac beside the transmitter compound.

 

First sign of life on Rombalds Moor!     Footpath to the summit     An interested visitor!

 

It was a bit misty and drizzly, but I was here and so I was definitely going to press on and collect my activator point.  The easy walk to the trig point was completed at a good brisk pace, and I started to call CQ 2m on my handheld.

 

Tom M1EYP        Trig point

 

No less the nine QSOs were made on 2m FM, and all in a space of 25 minutes.  This seemed a significant improvement on my visit in 2018.  I was very pleased as I now had opportunity to be back in Doncaster very early, so plenty of time to have a shower, relax on my bed in the lodge hotel room, watch the Saturday afternoon sports coverage and enjoy a mug of coffee.

 

Another shot from the show        Doncaster Racecourse Christmas revellers

 

We closed the season with another good show.  It had been a lot of fun and very enjoyable working with this enthusiastic, bubbly, talented and highly professional team.  Fingers crossed that it might all happen again in December 2020.

 

Cast of Christmas Live!        Showtime!

 

After the show, exactly as anticipated, everyone else in the band and cast got into their cars to drive home.  Again, I made use of the accommodation that was freely available and enjoyed a restful comfortable night's sleep.  I would make my way home on the Sunday morning, again via an activation of Shining Tor G/SP-004.

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

11:55z

M0RSF

144MHz

FM

11:57z

M6AIA

144MHz

FM

11:58z

G6XBF

144MHz

FM

11:59z

G4OBK

144MHz

FM

12:09z

M0XLT

144MHz

FM

12:12z

GB0HG

144MHz

FM

12:14z

M0NTT/P

144MHz

FM

12:15z

2E0XLG/P

144MHz

FM

12:20z

MX0YHA

144MHz

FM

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