Friday, March 18, 2016

2m Lift Conditions

I went up to Winter Hill with a friend to do some portable work today and was surprised to see that there were some lift conditions on. We worked stations as far as Wexford in Ireland, Rochester, Lincolnshire, Bristol in Somerset and many more in between.

 

We spent 2 hours up there and worked 30 stations which was great! It made a welcome change to shouting away on 2m and getting one or two coming back.


The weather was cold and a bit breezy but dry. The transmitter on Winter Hill was shrouded in cloud which almost enveloped it completely as the afternoon went on.


Below is a list of contacts and a map with locations plotted on. Thanks to all stations who came back to the call!

GD6ICR/P MIKE PEEL ISLE OF MAN
GW4ZPL/P JOHN BANGOR GWYNEDD
2E0HHK STEVE STAFFORD STAFFORDSHIRE
M6NKB NOEL HEALD GREEN MANCHESTER
2E0UAC MARTIN COVENTRY WEST MIDLANDS
G4WUX PHIL STOKE ON TRENT STAFFORDSHIRE
M6JHB JOHN BURTON ON TRENT STAFFORDSHIRE
M6YAS PAUL BRAUNSTON NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
G0BUB MICK GRANTHAM LINCOLNSHIRE
M3NCD NEIL WARRINGTON CHESHIRE
G4ZMM JOHN STAFFORD STAFFORDSHIRE
M3LDS REG BRISTOL SOMERSET
G4DGM GORDON WOLVERHAMPTON WEST MIDLANDS
M3IFG/M FRANK ASHTON UNDER LYNE MANCHESTER
2W0SEY/P JAKE PENYMYNYDD FLINTSHIRE
MW3UDA GARETH HOLYWELL FLINTSHIRE
2E0EVD CLIVE WALNEY ISLAND CUMBRIA
G0NAJ JOHN DUKINFIELD MANCHESTER
EI9GLB JIM WEXFORD COUNTY WEXFORD
M6HRE SHAUN CREWE CHESHIRE
2W0YYY/P MIKE LLANDUDNO GWYNEDD
G6DMG STEVE WORCESTER WORCESTERSHIRE
M0DNW SYD CHORLEY LANCASHIRE
M6TZU STEVE LEYLAND LANCASHIRE
2E0JZC/P JOHN SANDBACH CHESHIRE
G4KRF/M RICK BOOTLE MERSEYSIDE
MW0RSV GRAHAM BUCKLEY FLINTSHIRE
M0RCC/M ROD RAINHILL MERSEYSIDE
2E0PPZ LINDON DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS
2E0PPR PAUL WOLVERHAMPTON WEST MIDLANDS
G0FIL PHIL RUNCORN CHESHIRE


Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.