Last edited 01/04/2003.
First Pictures of the Challenge Arrive...
Background to the Challenge
The Church that I belong to supports two young missionaries working in Siberia. I would like to buy them a digital camera so that they can send pictures back here to their friends and parents easily via the internet. So I have decided to use my FOXX-3 and some energy in a sponsored event. My plan is to climb Snowdon and Scafell Pike (the tallest mountains in Wales and England) in a weekend and to operate from each one for an hour. People will sponsor me for how many QSOs I can make. I am hoping that the G QRP members will help by looking out for me.
If I raise more than the necessary amount, surplus money will be given to Club 2000, a church-run community youth club that I help with. It provides over 100 children from a wide variety of backgrounds in the 7-11 age group with something positive to do on a Friday night once a fortnight. Club 2000 needs some stage lights - our second objective.
2 December 2000. Went out today and set up the aerial ready for the big event. The aerial is a dipole held up by a DK9SQ mast. I was assisted by Martin Raymond - who intends to come along on the trip as my assistant,
and my wife's nephew, Cheng Boon. Seen here adjusting the aerial.
December 27th Training Expedition to Kinder Scout
Two very different days on two very different mountains. 20 QSOs from the summits of Wales and England.
20th January 2001 Snowdon
21st January 2001 Scafell Pike
A special thank you to Kanga UK for agreeing to loan me a 40m FOXX for the Challenge.
Kanga's Mint Box Transceiver. 20p piece for scale comparison.
A big thank you to Duracell UK who have agreed to supply us with batteries for the Challenge!
And thanks to Martin Raymond for coming along for the trip, Darren and Chris for coming up Scafell Pike and finally all those sponsors who have enabled me to get the money for the digital camera.