I will SOTAexpeditioning in Ardnamurchan & Morvern during August 15th-19th. The intended hit list is:
SOTA Ref. Name Last on Air Trigpoint GM/WS-150 Creach Bheinn 07/Sep/2008 TP2548 GM/WS-192 Fuar Bheinn 28/Jan/2006 GM/WS-274 Beinn nam Beathrach 10/Jan/2016 TP1216 GM/WS-283 Sidhean na Raplaich 15/Mar/2015 GM/WS-294 Ben Hiant 12/Jun/2016 TP1272 GM/WS-299 Ben Laga 27/Feb/2016 GM/WS-306 Meall nan Each 24/Oct/2010 TP4739 GM/WS-308 Beinn Chlaonleud 19/Apr/2015 GM/WS-315 Beinn na h-Uamha 15/Nov/2014 GM/WS-323 Meall nan Con 13/Jun/2016 TP0669 GM/WS-335 Beinn na Seilg 23/May/2014
Actual summits selected will depend on the WX and other local factors (such as stalking) on the day. If the weather is too inclement for SOTA then I’ll switch to WABing from the car instead. I’d particularly like to get to Creach Bheinn to visit the remains of the F101 Voodoo Interceptor that crashed on the next summit along in 1964. Similarly, Meall nan Con is on the wish list as it’s the highpoint of one of the biggest Calderas in the UK, so it qualifies for VOTA!
Bands are likely to be LF based include 5MHz, 7MHz both CW/SSB with some 10MHz thrown in. I’ll be doing limited 2m operation basically to allow these summits’ most regular activator a chance to complete them!
Mobile coverage is, shall we say, patchy in these parts but I will have my satellite spotter with me. Alerts are in place but currently somewhat vague.