Gaulfest was a SOTA tradition that would happen between Christmas and New Year where SOTA activations would take place on G/WB, GW/NW and GW/MW SOTA summits near to Church Stretton in Shropshire and afterwards a meet up would take place Mr Bun The Baker in Church Stretton for coffee and cake. I am hoping to try and revive Gaulfest this year, I am thinking that the Gaulfest should take place on either 27th December, 28th December, 29th December or 30th December. The date will be decided much nearer the time once we know which if these dates has the best wx. I am wondering if anyone would be up for Gaulfest this year between Christmas and New Year and more importantly, is anyone up for a meet up at Mr Bun The Baker afterwards as it would be nice to meet up with a few people once we’ve done our Gaulfest SOTA activations. Anyone in the world of course can take part in Gaulfest by activating a SOTA summit in their area and working loads of other SOTA stations summit to summit.
I’m up for it Jimmy. Mind you, I guess you’re relying on me being up for it so you can have a lift…
(This will be a historical joint activation for us as I suspect it will be the first time I pick you up at the start of the day!)
Somewhat conveniently and unusually, I haven’t yet activated 4 of the Shropshire 5 yet in 2023. So we’re spoilt for choice - or could even cash in on MW-013, WB-003 and WB-005 before the afternoon meet.
I will be visiting family and friends for Xmas in Chester, Manchester & Doncaster. 27th or 28th, if weather and visiting schedule permits I will try to join you guys at least as S2S QSO. I am flying back on 29th.
Excellent news. Well you’re welcome to add yourself to the EYP/HGY programme outlined above - which comes with a free lift - or you can make your own way/organise with others (I think Ray @M1REK is thinking of participating, but making his own way there and setting his own preferred timetable summit choice).
I’ll be in Majorca with Nic, so I’ll see if I can align a summit climb with your alerts for a S2S. Probably 20m would be best, as that seemed to be the only band I made UK contacts with last year (I managed an S2S with Pete @MW0PJE ).