Well that was great. The weather wasn’t ideal on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st November 2017 - some fine drizzle in the mist initially, but constant fog meaning no views at all.
Great walk though. You can now drive along the access road as far as the car park at the new (since we were last there) visitor centre. We took careful note of the sign that told us the gate would be looked at “4pm sharp” and began our walk.
We followed the “Summit trail” which was a great circular route mainly on metalled roads but with a large section on a new zigzagging engineered path.
It was nice to find the trig point on the summit in the part that was covered by M.O.D. buildings 9 years ago. Jimmy and I set up our stations adjacent to each other just down a small bank for shelter.
Jimmy made 6 QSOs on 2m FM using his FT-817 and SOTABEAMS MFD. I made 11 on 20m CW with my FT-817 and GP antenna, all known chasers.
A very pleasant short activation and circular stroll. Really looking forward to the early morning activation on Thursday.