SOTA summit: Long Crag, Northumberland, England G/SB-008
Activation Date: May 13, 2019
Unique: Yes, 162nd and 200th overall
Call sign used: M0SNA/P
Portable operation: Yes
Radio: KX2 and VX-8G
Antenna: LNR 40/20/10 end fed and 2m J-Pole
Band/Modes used: 2m/20m/40m voice
Hike: ~4.5 miles R/T and ~450ft ascent. (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc)
Hike and AZ profile:
- Well maintained forest 4×4 dirt road and easy narrow paths
- Treeless summit
- Mast needed 3 point guying
- Flat AZ
- Good views west the Cheviots and The Cheviot
Recommend: Yes, very easy
Solo operation: Yes
Cell Coverage: O2 excellent
Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2019
Nice post Paul. Is the antenna a LNR? I’m not familiar with a LNG end fed antenna.
73, Andrew VK1AD
It is indeed an LNR….let me correct that typo!
Paul thanks for the plug on the new VFO knob! I now have these available for sale on my web page of GEMSProducts.com and they are working out great, I will get you a new one next time we meet up so your have an all black version!
This SOTA activation looks to be a fun one… love the jet fly by! 73 Scott AK6Q
Great write-up and pictures. Makes me feel homesick, as I was born and raised just down the road, before moving South..