Only just started to get involved in SOTA after only taking part in amatuer radio from my bedroom.
I am going on my DofE Gold practice in the Brecon Beacons from 30th through the the 2nd and decided to combine my two hobbies and bring my radio along. To this end, my groups aim is “to test the feasability of establishing radio contact in the Brecon Beacons using man-portable equipment”.
Being a school trip, the route is relatively mundane, and does not go up any summits that are large enough to be eligable for SOTA, but I was wondering if anyone would be intreasted in “chasing” me “activating”.
I am taking a FT-817, a 10m mast with a slim jim on it, and will be operating on 2m, mainly 145.500 FM.
For anyone who is intreasted, here is a list of “summits” I will be activating (I apologise for anything spelt wrong, my only referecne is a hand written note from my group leader)
Cefn Y Cylchau
Garreg Yr Ogot
Bannau Sir Gaer
Fan Bry Cheining
Bulch y Ddeuyunt
No summits on last day
I know this is a big ask, but I might as well try