SOTA activation of the G/WB or GW/MW summit(s) of your choice, followed by a meet-up / social / coffee / cake at Mr Bun the Baker, Church Stretton at 3pm.
In keeping with the finest elements of SOTA events, Gaulfest should give us (a) a S2S QSO party, and (b) a social gathering of SOTA enthusiasts. Of course, activators further afield who cannot join us in Shropshire / Mid Wales can still join the QSO party, and of course the chasers.
I’ll be placing my alert later after consulting with M0HGY. See you on the air, and later in Church Stretton.
We’re going to have a debut crack at GW/MW-006, and, time-permitting GW/MW-009.
I see we’ve got Allan @GW4VPX joining us on air - you coming to the meet in Church Stretton afterwards Allan? Though I appreciate it’s kinda the wrong direction for you. Also Paul @M0PLA will be activating in the area and hoping to join the meet-up later.
From further afield, there are alerts posted from Gerald @G4OIG, Paul @G4MD, Andy @MM0FMF and Daniel @EA3HP for possible S2S, but obviously no meet-up.
Really looking forward to my first Gaulfest for 15 years. It’s been too long…
Well as it stands Allan, there’s you, Paul (Cadair Berwyn) and Jimmy & I (also in GW/MW) - so if that’s it - or if subsequent participants alert for around GW, then we could always change the proposed meet-up location.
Let’s see what everyone’s plans are come the end of the day and make a final decision then.
Sorry Richard, can you type louder, the boss and daughter are out and I have Melvin Taylor and The Slack Band giving the Living Voice speakers a serious work out! Currently belting out Lieber and Stoller’s ‘Kansas City’.
Well continuing to look often unearths all sorts of treasure you’ve forgotten about. Or in this case not only the HB9CV but the 50m length of antenna wire that had fallen into the same vortex in the space-time continuum. (Down the side of the washing machine.)
Melvin has left the stage and now we have the king, Freddie King. And the Bowmore 12yr is out. I did some more looking but I haven’t found the pair of QRO coax relays which have gone walkabout. I mean when you have had some finding-luck, you should always continue in case you strike gold. Or Totsu CX600N’s in this case.
Here we go then! Nice early start from Cheshire for Gaulfest. 25 alerts posted. One or two of these may well be coincidental, ie not intending being part of the Gaulfest, but there may well be, as yet, unalerted activations taking place.
Whatever it proves to be, I hope to work many S2S and shack-based chasers later.