Tony 2E0LAE has asked me to announce the cancellation of tomorrow’s activations of G/WB-003 Stiperstones and G/WB-005 Long Mynd. Tony and Elaine slipped and fell a number of times going up and down the Wrekin today. They had hoped to drive onto the summit road on Long Mynd and access the Stiperstones in their hatchback car but have decided to go home rather than risk icy, untreated [closed] roads.
They had a good time on G/WB-010 The Wrekin today which Tony activated for SOTA on 2m SSB and FM with plenty of callers to get the unique. Clear views and sunshine made it a winter wonderland once we’d ducked down below the brow of the hill to get out of the wind. I operated 80m ssb with thanks to Brian G8ADD for the spot and all the subsequent callers. Today’s DX was HB9BIN. I used Grivel Spider in-step crampons and found my self to be very sure-footed on the hard ice and snow of the Wrekin summit access track. Tony & Elaine want a pair each asap! Thanks for the day out together