F/NO-026 Activation

On the way back home from my hols in France I hope to do a quick activation of F/NO-026, Mont Le Communale.

For those who have already activated this summit I would be grateful for any tips and approximate ascent time.

Andrew G4AFI

In reply to G4AFI:
Hi Andrew,

Ascent time about one minute as this one is a roadside activation.

I operated by the road sign about 100m from the car and used the sign to support my pole. LIke you I was on my way home from a continental holiday and activated it prior to meeting the ferry. I’ll send you a photo if I can find one.

73 Phil

On the road across the summit you will see a green/purple/white sign for FERTI OPALE. Avoid the track opposite this as it is used by heavy lorries arriving from, and departing towards, the south (except on Sundays). There are various road-side parking spots just to the north which will be much safer. The edge of the woods about 100m west of here is a good place to operate from.

You may also find it difficult to get a mobile phone signal to self-spot. Usually moving a few yards will resolve the problem.

73 de Les, G3VQO

In reply to G3VQO:
Thanks for the tips guys. I hadn’t realised it was so easy !

73 Andrew G4AFI

In reply to G3VQO:

Looks like that excellent advice is worth pasting onto the summit page Les - for the benefit of all activators looking for a bit of relaxation before the usual choppy channel crossing over to the UK!

73, Gerald G4OIG