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Isle of Skye this week


#21

Hi Allan,

13:35 Tuesday 23rd. I’m back home now after my family commitment in Somerset. So will keep an eye open for your alerts and chase if i’m up here.

Don GW0PLP


#22

Thanks everyone for the pile-up today whilst I was on GM/SI-104 on the Isle of Skye.

Only a short activation as our friends were with us. I just worked 40m as there was limited space on the summit. Lovely cairn but a little bit of a bog trot if it is wet…it’s been dry so no problems today.

Thanks to those that went out especially to try and catch me s2s…success. John GW4TQE/p went up on to Hope Mountain GW/NW-062 to enable me to complete my chases of North Wales (nice touch John)…must get round to completing them now :smile: Rod M0JLA/p and Simon GW4TJC/p timed their s2s to perfection so thank you both …highlights of the day.

I might do another tomorrow…Mountain Weather tells me that conditions are set to deteriorate with Gale Force winds on the summits. Alert up tonight when I see the latest forecast…bit of a difficult one tomorrow so I’ll be on my own…no back up team :smile:

73 Allan GM4VPX


Pile-up underway. Cullins in the background


Old Man of Storr in the distance


#23

Just had my 817 enabled for 5Mhz whilst in for some other work - easy DIY or £20 at the dealers.
Tim
G4YTD


#24

Hi Allan,

Managed to be in the Shack this morning and tried for a QSO. On 60M (1010Z) you were at best 3/3 but when I called I was (I think) swamped by southern stations? Though did hear you work Andy - GM6ZAK. Telle est l’ionosphère :stuck_out_tongue:

(:>J


#25

Really sorry about that Jack. GM6ZAK was ‘touch and go’ but we managed to make it stick. I think many were having the same problem as you. I couldn’t use 80m as I’ve had a problem and could not repair…forgot the soldering iron at home :frowning:
Looks like today was the last activation as the weather is due to change and our friends want to visit a few indoor attractions like the Talisker Distillery :grinning:

73 and thanks for trying


#26

Nice little distillery when Anne & I last visited it - emmm - over 40 years ago! And the whisky is wee bit too firey for my ‘sophisticated’ :laughing: palate - hi!

Possibly out again for another couple of SS’s on Friday. Wx looks not too bad? (12 SS’s remaining - getting there :smiley:)

(;>J


#27

As you say Jack WX is looking ok so a visit to Talisker is on the cards now with Arnaval GM/SI-128 now added to the interary :smile: I’m being dumped on the side of the road to make my own way to the summit :smile: Alert is up.

Thanks to everyone for the contacts today.

73 Allan GM4VPX


#28

Sorry I missed you today Allan. I was on the allotment when the spot went up. I had planned to be back. Hope to catch you tomorrow and see you for the fish & chips on Saturday.


#29

I missed you this morning Allan. I thought you were on summit at 11:00 z. It must have been 11:00 bst. So are you missing out on a trip around the distillery in favour of Sota??? Such dedication !!!
The rain’s back in West Wales but still quite warm

73 Frank


#30

Hi Frank,

Thanks for the contact today, it was great to hear you along with everyone else. I think everyone I heard made my log. I was dropped off today whilst Val and our friends went on another walk down in Talisker by the sea so the activation was a quick one before I had to make my way down.

We are at Carbost now where Talisker Distillery is situated…contemplating whether to spend money for the tour or put the money towards a bottle😀

Today was the last summit of the week so thanks everybody for all contacts on all 5 summits. Blackpool Radio rally next stop :grinning:


View from the summit…Uist in the distance


#31

Ask in the distillery for a whiskey passport - you can collect a stamp in the book, free tour, and a wee nip afterwards for free :wink:
73
Tim
G4YTD


#32

Go buy a bottle Allan, enjoy the contents one evening when you get home, save the bottle as a souvenir of the trip. Propagation was interesting today. For once I managed to make contact with you on the peak rather on the trough of qsb.

Thanks for the contacts
Frank


#33

As a regular distillery visitor, you pay dearly for buying the product at the distillery. Supermarkets are nearly always better value.


#34


I was hunting whisky in Edinburgh at the weekend, being a Yorkshireman, I was insulted by the prices! I decided that a trip to the supermarket would indeed be my best option. I fancied inbibing some nice Scotch whilst in Scotland, but I decided to settle for beer instead.

I have a thing for Jura Prophecy whisky, it’s now been discontinued, my parents bought me a bottle at Christmas after they managed to eventually track one down. I have been to Ambleside today and I saw a bottle of Prophecy in the specislist booze shop at £62.95! My wife suggests that I ought to sell my stash! :laughing: I still really want to try Caribbean Cask after you (@mm0fmf) suggested it, maybe I can get some for my birthday. @


#35

No that place is at the centre of the tourist traps, not cheap but they do have a good range.

This is my kind of preferred Whisky vendor. (Other supermarkets available).


#36

OH NO no more summits what we do to :slight_smile:
Thanks again for all one manged to gain this week

73s karl 2E0FEH


#37

Many thanks, Allan, for the new summits. Enjoy the Whisky - or did you decide to economise and splash out in Blackpool instead :smile:

Safe journey home,
73,
Rod


#38

Hi Rod

My pleasure Rod…thank you and others for the chases. Log is up on the database.

Took the advice that was posted by everyone and saved my money…I think a bottle of ‘Penderyn’ will be the order of the day :smile: Yes, looking forward to the Blackpool rally…bits and pieces list ready :smile:

Went down to Elgol to have a look around and noted a few Sota summits for our next visit if all goes to plan.

Cullins taken from Elgol harbour…quite a few Sota summits visible from here :smile:

73 Allan GM4VPX