In a week or so I’ll be leaving The Shire and crossing the River Sark northbound into GM country making a round daytrip to Glasgow to pick up my dear wife. I’ll have time to kill on the way up and want to take a break or two from driving to play radio. Hitherto I’ve always done one or two SOTA activations but this time I’ll have the dogs in the back [and sadly the arthritic 14-year-old is well passed his hillwalking days] so my plan is to find somewhere I can park - not too far from the A74(M) – and do some CW HF chasing in the car with my HF vertical mounted on my large 3-pad magmount on the Passat roof.
I reckon the location has to be in or south of the Southern Uplands to get a good take-off into Europe. Now that bridge over the motorway [is it near Ecclefechan?] where the big police speed camera van parks [I meant the van is big, not the camera or policeman] would be ideal except they probably wouldn’t move if I asked them.
I don’t think any of the service stations are suitable so I’m expecting to have to find some parking place on a road off the motorway. I don’t mind making a reasonable diversion. And this is where I’m looking for local knowledge. Can anyone help?