2m Contesting from a SOTA Summit (Video) 7

While on holiday in the Lake District I decided to try a spot of VHF contesting from one of the many SOTA summmits in the area. I chose the SOTA summit of Red Screes (G/LD-017, 6 points) and operated in the RSGB 2m Backpackers contest. The video shows my experience and live QSOs:

7 thoughts on “2m Contesting from a SOTA Summit (Video)

  1. Reply David Hepworth Oct 3,2019 18:00

    Hi James,
    What were you using for a power supply?

    73s Dave G7ABT

    • Reply James Stevens Oct 4,2019 08:27

      Hi Dave,

      It’s a LiFePo4 8400mAh battery. I kept a voltage meter on it to avoid draining it completely. It was still running admirably after 4.5 hours.

      73 James M0JCQ

  2. Reply David Hepworth Oct 4,2019 15:45

    Very useful info James.

    Many thanks & 73s,

    Dave G7ABT

  3. Reply Marc F8DRA Dec 20,2019 12:59

    Hi, thank you for all those wonderfull video ! i enjoy visiting that website and it gives me lot of informations for my /P station. Do you know where i could find this LifePO4 battery for my FT817nd. Best 73 de F8DRA, Marc.

  4. Reply Ian Harling Jan 7,2021 01:19

    Hi James.
    I’m pleased to be the new owner of your old Kenwood TR-751E.
    Happy New year to you and family.
    Ian Harling G7HFS/PA3IKH.

  5. Reply Ken Churms May 23,2021 15:08

    Hi James.
    really enjoyed watching your video of SOTA/RSGB Backpackers expedition.
    Excellent , giving me some ideas. Like the station set up . Thumbs up to you – brill….Ken G4VZV

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