Great Gable activation on 7th Aug 2009


This was an activation i did on 7th August 2009. The summits activated were Grey Knotts LDW-091, Brandreth LDW-079, Green Gable LDW-034 and Great Gable LDW-007 / LD-005.

We started from Honister Slate Mines car park. From Great Gable i operated 2m FM and SSB. 4m FM, 23cms FM and 70cms SSB.

The number of contacts i made on the different bands/modes are as follows:-

2m FM 4

4m FM 6

23cms FM 1

2m SSB 1

70cms SSB 1

For 4m i used a 4m j-pole and an ICOM IC-E90

Below are a selection of photos i took.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.



One of my favourite summits @GM4WHA and I had a glorious Christmas Eve on there a couple of years ago. When I activated Dale Head and Robinson there were a couple of guys on Great Gable - S2S was achieved from both locations - but they were in the cloud for the whole time! Felt sorry for them, as it was very windy too and there isn’t much shelter on the top!

Thanks for sharing, Mark.

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