My family and I are going on holiday to the north west coast of Scotland over the half term week.
There are plenty of summits accessible to me and hopefully I will be able to activate a few.
The reason that these are not posted as alerts are because none of this can be set in stone; we all know what family and the weather can be like (noisy, annoying, unpredictable etc. (sorry Mum)) Also there are a few more details I wish to include.
I will be on 2m FM, no desired frequency, just listen for me calling (If you care to lend a fellow SOTA-bub some time)
GM/WS-337 An Cuaidh 296m 1pt
GM/WS-324 Meall an Doirein 420m 1pt
GM/WS-328 Meall Lochan a’Chleirich 403m 1pt
GM/NS-040 Beinn Airigh Charr 791m 4pts
GM/NS-062 Meall Mheinnidh 722m 4pts
GM/NS-027 Beinn Lair 860m 4pts
GM/NS-011 Slioch 981m 6pts
GM/WS-337 is pretty much definite; it is right next to our cottage/house thing. We are in Melvaig, the nearest island being Lewis. On Lewis there is a repeater, I will try to hit this (not for SOTA of course) to see what kind of activity I can get (http://www.ukrepeater.net/repeaters/gb3ig.htm).
Equipment I will be using:
5w Kenwood TH-G71 handheld kindly lent to me by David Latimer G3VUS
3 element yagi on loan from Paul Fletcher M1PAF
During the journey up in the car (9 hours) I will try and contact someone with the handy and a 5/8 wave mag-mount on the roof of the car.
Thanks for reading all of that, can’t think of much else to say other than: spots would be much appreciated as I suspect that I will be struggling for contacts in the barren, unknown wilderness…(beautiful, spectacular wilderness).
All the best, catch you on the air,
M6AIM…MM6AIM by this time tomorrow.