Congratulations to Dave M0TUB and Mike 2E0YYY who had something of a major breakthrough today regarding activating Upper Park GW/MW-032. And I’m not talking about their Wouxuns getting desensitized! I have been speaking to Dave on the 'phone this evening.
They managed to find a member of the ground staff before accessing, and after a detailed discussion, were granted access to the summit. Furthermore, future activations are feasible! These would be in summer 2012, during the shooting close season, but only by prior arrangement.
Arrangements and date(s) will need to be carefully coordinated, as there may only be one or two dates made available by the estate. Furthermore, prospective activators should not contact the estate directly, as this could confuse matters. Dave and myself will organise something for next summer, and will announce it on here when we have any further information. In the meantime, please do not contact the estate with an access request, or attempt to access this summit for SOTA purposes. Expect some news around March/April 2012.
Following on from my earlier thoughts about charitable donations, the estate does indeed have a worthwhile nominated charity, and a contribution of £25 per activator has been mentioned.
Congratulations and thanks to Dave for cracking this one - many of us have tried and failed! Stay tuned for further information…