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Saturday, 28 April 2018

EU109 LONGSTONE

Managed to get onto Longstone after the attempt to activate Inner Farne.

Courtesy of the Trinity Lighthouse Engineers and one of the boats from Seahouses (that support the lighthouses) and have a licence to land on the island.
Was only an hour so had to be fast... KX3, battery and buddipole.

Best DX was K4KLL and W1OW both with me just 3watts SSB (not CW). One of the videos is for K4KKL.

43 QSO (not going to break any speed records!). 27/4/2018.

I'll add all the call signs worked here soon...

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Images...

 As left the harbour.

 Approaching... pretty calm conditions.
 The selfie.
 The station
 George (the boatman took this) You might see seals in the background.
 The antenna and the lighthouse behind (Few might recognise the spot.)
 On the quay for the sailing back to land.
 The lighthouse from the boat that took me out there.

You tube videos

https://youtu.be/8G1yNzSdd54
https://youtu.be/FL_1PpMmd_Q
https://youtu.be/TSzrN79w2YA
https://youtu.be/E1sWVD3KkMg
https://youtu.be/x7NLmlnn8lM

4 comments:

Mike KQ9RP said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing.

M1KTA said...

Photo and video for the IOTA group and random activation doubters :-)

M1KTA said...

QSO (I have anyway) were with:

OE3EVA, SP5PB, CT2HOV, SP5APW, OH3GZ, I4GAS, CT1EDA, RN3QN, EA5BX, EA4CVP, EA1IIU, EA3FIB, W1OW, RA6ATZ, SP5KCR, SP5BR, UR7LY, OE3KKA, S50A, UX2IQ, SQ7BIT, SP5ICQ, R9AB, F4FQH, CT1JOH, R1CC, RX1AL, CS7AMX, SA1BYQ (EU020), DL9USA, IV3YIB, K4KKL, HA5KY, DL9UBF, F4WBN, EA3PT, EA4GVM, IW3SSA, EA1ABN, F8DAM, OH6FOS, I2ZBX, EB1DJ

I'll upload to clublog and LoTW shortly.

M1KTA said...

As asked... what did it cost... The only out of pocket cost was £200 to rent the boat and 2 crewmen, not bad really. The coffee and Jaffa cake mid operation was free :-)