I will be going for a walk in GM/WS next week, Monday to Friday, with my son Jacob, SO9ARK. Leaving from Inverie on July 30th we might be passing close to few SOTA summits on our way towards Shiel Bridge, and perhaps, weather and midges permitting, we might find ourselves in a position to attempt an activation or two. I am thinking about taking a HT with a telescopic whip and checking whether a call on 2m FM could reach anyone out there. I suppose using HF could increase the ods in our favour, but my CW skills are not up to the task and SSB is not an option, as I want to keep the weight low. I mean the gear weight, as I have no influence over my own, no matter how hard I try. Maybe a walk in the wild will help in this regard. I’ll be taking a mobile phone to be able to alert and spot our activations if possible.
Anyway, the summits I had in mind are
GM/WS-174, Sgurr Coire Choinnichean
GM/WS-046, Ladhar Bheinn
GM/WS-051, The Saddle
GM/WS-027, Sgurr Fhuaran
GM/WS-041, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
I’d be happy to activate just one from the list. On the way back home we might attempt GM/WS-001 if there’s time.
I will appreciate any advice from local SOTA activators and chasers, including „don’t even try it”. A list of local channels would come handy. Thanks in advance!