1st December saw some summit changes in GM, one being GM/SS-288 Creag na h-Eararuidh [Stuc na Cabaig] replacing GM/SS-067. I had never activated GM/SS-067 but it was on my list for this winter. We now have the new summit which is about 1.5Km South West. I parked at the church at Glen Artney then cycled up the estate track, ascending from the North West.
First contact on 2m FM was my old pal Jack GM4COX, who planned to be the first activator on 21/12/2021. Oh well, he can get a complete at least! I had a good number of contacts on 2m FM, inc Ken & Christine GM0AXY / GM4YMM. After that I concentrated on CW and worked 60m and up, including an unexpected 15m groundwave S2S with Colin M1BUU on Helvellyn.
Weather was very nice, no wind so I stayed on the summit for a while and made 66 qso’s. I even brought a mic for the KX2, in the end I thought better of it and stayed on CW!
Church car park, bike ready to go
Looking East, back down Glen Artney
Left my bike and climbing to summit
Short, steep ascent
Old GM/SS-067 Beinn Dearg summit to the East
KX2 with external power today, QRO 12W!
Modest summit cairn with GM/SS-035 GM/SS-008 & GM/SS-010 behind
Hill Ponies ready for winter, not a common sight now as more estates move away from traditional Garrons to Argo ATVs for transporting deer off the hill.