Since my first activation in a was a challenging walk, I decided the next one would be less of a challenge. In fact it turned out to be next 2.
Sunday 11th August SP-013 Gun and SP-015 The Cloud.
Still being restricted to handheld and basic rucksack antenna until my new lifepos arrive they would be 2 quick Sunday afternoon activations.
Being 2 summits that are regularly activated due to their ease there is not much to say about my activations. No rain, reasonable temperatures and the usual vistas across to The Roaches from Gun and across the Cheshire plains from The Cloud. Due to my limited equipment and not spotting 2m FM was slow going with just the required 4 on Gun and 5 on The Cloud with 2 bonus summit to summit qsos with MW0WML/P on Gyrn Moelfre and M0XRS/O on G/SP-005 Pendle Hill.
Whilst there is much discussion on the reflector of equipment and gear and food for walks (soup Tom?)I have yet to spot anything on in car entertainment for the journey. I don’t like to operate the radio whilst driving so rely on what entertainment can be found on commercial radio or my own choices.
So maybe to start a trend (or not), today I picked the often under-rated prog concept album Olias of Sunhillow by Jon Anderson. At 45 minutes is just long enough for the major segments of the drive. Obviously for longer journeys I will have to delve into my collection.