I’m flying up to Glasgow tomorrow (Monday) and returning Thursday evening. I’ll have Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday free from 9am to 2pm (actually 3pm but I’m adding a 1-hour guard band).
I’m hiring a cheap car from the airport and will be based in Renfrew. I would be very happy if I could activate one summit per day. Factors are:
End-to-end trip time must be 5 hours or less (so could trade drive time against walk-to-summit time)
Easy parking and no unsurfaced roads [can’t afford even to scratch the hire car – it has a huge damage excess cos I refused to triple the total cost by taking extra insurance cover]
Reasonable prospect of midweek daytime activation using only 2m FM 5W handheld with Diamond RH-770 or 5/8th dipole on 4m pole assuming prior alert and SMS spot at summit [there’s space in my carry-on backpack for clothes or my HF kit but not both – sorry purists! I’m even having to borrow a bothy bag in Renfrew rather than take mine on the plane]
I would have researched the reflector for answers but I only just got back from another trip yesterday night.