Between Oct 11 and Oct 26 I will be making a tour of all the UK associations: M / MM / MW / MD / MI plus EI. Would any chasers want to get together for a pint? Would some activators be interested in a joint activation?
More specifically, my partner and I will be staying at hotels in the following cities:
Edinburgh (near Arthur’s Seat)
Caernarfon (near Snowdon)
Douglas (near Snaefel Mountain Railway)
I’ve also got the final two days by myself for southern or western Ireland – what would be some interesting summits to activate?
If anyone would like to get together or otherwise has some tips for me during my trip, please get in touch directly: firstname.lastname@example.org where my call is aa1mi.
Thanks, hope to see some of you
Paul HB9DST / AA1MI
That’s qute a tour Paul! I’ll also be over in the UK in the next few weeks but unfortunately gone before you arrive so our paths will not cross. I’m over to to visit my brother and sister plus attend the RSGB National Hamfest (30. Sept - 1.October).
By the way the SOTA associations for the summits use the original UK call sign prefixes G / GM / GW / GD / GI but the prefix you’ll add to your HB9DST call sign will be the M / MM / MW / MD /MI - confusing I know! (EI is fine in both cases).
Did you miss your location in England from the list or do you intend to activate a G summit from Edinburgh or Caernarfon out?
The first leg of the tour is visiting friends near Newcastle, so that’s when I’ll check off “G”. And I’ve been closely following the discussion on the proper prefix to use.
I wish you, too, a pleasant trip.
Hi Paul, I’ll be at work most of your trip, but would be happy to meet you in G/SB on 16/10 if that fits your itinerary? I can’t promise to show you round as it’s a virgin region for me, but I have a map!
On that day (16 Oct), we’re driving from Edinburgh to the west coast of Scotland (Ayr) and then to northern Wales. For us Yanks, just a typical day behind the wheel. Doesn’t sound like our paths will cross. But I do appreciate the offer and you getting in touch!
That is quite a way out.Paul but beautiful country and some great pubs.
The G/NP summits will probably be your best bet rather than the G/SB or the G/TW.
NP-20 or NP-03 are the closest but both have rather wet/muddy approaches.It is a while since I did them and I am afraid that I cannot do them again because of the condition of my knees and feet.