Today 06/04/12 Easter weekend I activated my 2nd summit Pen-Y-Ghent with Linden M6PZZ. It took just over an hour to get to the top stopping a couple of times on the way for pictures and for a rest. It was a cold day with snow on the ground which made it hard going and made us tired quite quickly. Arriving at the top we took a drink of coffee and started setting up our stations. My portable station the Yaesu FT817 mfj tuner and SRC X80 vertical antenna. Lindens station was a Yaesu VX8 handheld with a home made 2 meter beam. I had 5 contacts on 20 meters and then interested in how Lindens beam was working he let me put some calls out on his station working 8 stations on 2 meters including working 2E0YYY/P Mike on Summit G/SP 011 Freeholds Top a nice Summit to Summit qso. It was a great day and we are both looking forward toarranging our next SOTA activation within the next week or so.
Thank you to all the stations who worked 2E0IJK/P Northern Pennines 010 Pen-Y-Ghent below are pictures of the day.