Operating portable with jONATHAN M/VK6JON
On Tuesday 11th August my friend Jonathan VK6JON came down to Hartlepool to visit myself and members of the Field Radio club and also members of the WEARS Radio club in the North East of the UK .
We had a couple of days operating portable and the 1st location was Cringle Moor which is located in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and also a Summit of G/TW-002 and Flora & Fauna Reference WWFF-GFF 012 .
We set of from Hartlepool at 05:45 and had a 25 mile drive to the Lordstones Car Park and a short climb upto the Summit , We set the 20/40 Linked Dipole up and we where surprised to hear Mike 2E0YYY/P on the Summit of G/SP-017 on 14.310 and managed a S-2-S Contact and then to a surprise of an amazing signal of Paul VK5PAS with a good report returned to .
Jonathan operating as M/VK6JON/P was working many European stations and got enough to activate the FF Park .
Later that evening we headed to Durham Coast NNR WWFF-GFF-107 and worked again plenty of calls on both 40 & 20m with some UK and Irish calls came in .
It was a very long day so we decided to head back to Hartlepool and later returned the next day on the afternoon and temputures where well in to the 20c + , We managed to work Bill W1OW with 55 reports and again many around Europe .
We both had a fantastic time and it was really nice to meet up with Jonathan and show him some excellent operation locations that the North East of the UK had to offer for DX and European contacts .
It was also nice for Jonathan to meet many UK Licensed operators around the North East and to work Bob G4JCJ on his handheld and then for Bob to pop up and say hello .
I really hope that we can do it again either in the UK or to make the contact via short of Long Path to VK .
Have a safe Trip back home Jonathan and a photo collection will be added here over the next couple of days .
73 Carl 2E0HPI