And we will travel through G and GM to get there! Operation from three of the four DXCCs will probably be no more than 2m FM mobile though.
We are off to the south west shore of Carlingford Lough, Co. Louth in the Republic of Ireland. But EI SOTAs will not be in the plans, even though a few are handily placed from our holiday accommodation. This is because I have a ‘pact’ with Jimmy that we don’t do new uniques without each other, especially after the massive effort we both put in to synchronize our records!
But where we are staying is very close to the EI/GI border, so we hope to do some activating in GI/CA - County Armagh (bandit country) and GI/MM - Mourne Mountains.
The holiday dates are 24th to 29th October 2010, and from the 25th, Jimmy and I hope to continue our routine of early get-ups to bag a morning SOTA activation before reporting back to the rest of the family. On one of the days, we hope to do a more significant two summit traverse type walk in the Mourne Mountains.
As usual, days/times/summits on the alerts will be guidelines only and very flexible. Bands/modes are likely to be 40m CW, 40m SSB and 2m FM. We will endeavour to self-spot consistently to confirm summit ref and working QRG. I have been trying to email the GI AM Colin, but suspect I have an out-of-date email address.
The first activation we do on the trip will be the 250th activator unique for both Jimmy and myself, so the company of many chasers would be particularly welcome for that one.
73, Tom M1EYP