Sorry wrong reference given

Very sorry chasers I gave the wrong reference from my summit today.

I gave GW/NW-060 Mynydd-y-briw. When in fact I was on GW/NW-064 Mynydd Rhiw.

Sorry !!! Doh…Old age?


In reply to MW0IML:
Log updated, thanks for 'fessing up Barry!

I’m glad its not just me who does things like that :o)

Good to work you on 60m, one of my few contacts on that band. Lots of noise here, and using a random bit of wire because my doublet is down for maintenance at the moment…



In reply to MW0IML:
Happens to us all Barry.
Have to take my car in for a service in Leeds during rush hour tomorrow(about an hour in very heavy traffic) because I rang the wrong number. Should have been Bradford branch which is only 20mins away even in heavy traffic !!! :frowning:
Log corrected thanks for new WAB square on 60m and 40m (NW-60 wasn’t).

Roger G4OWG

In reply to G4OWG:

Phew! I forgive you Barry for not doing that summit when I wasn’t out anywhere to chase it :slight_smile:

Hope you had a good day Barry!


In reply to MW0IML:
Hi Barry glad you did not blame my spotting.
Thanks for points and summits.


In reply to MW0IML:
I have altered mine too.
thanks for letting us know barry.

In reply to MW0IML:

Hi Barry,

If you are like me, you leave the useful radio paperwork in the car and concentrate on the walk, taking the map as a priority! Can’t say you have much excuse on NW-064 though, unless you started at the bottom of the hill. :wink:

I must start attaching a copy of the summit information to the back of my maps so I don’t need to ask the first chaser for the summit reference, locator, etc.

73, Gerald G4OIG

In reply to G4OIG:

I must start attaching a copy of the summit information to the back of my maps

I can’t believe people don’t do that as a matter of course. That doesn’t stop you attaching the wrong info to the map as I did by giving Morrone’s ref when I was on Ben Gulabin!

For those who are Scottish summit location challenged, Morrone is about 10miles further up the A93 than Ben Gulabin. It’s the next Marilyn along.


In reply to G4OIG:

back of
my maps

Maps? How quaint. Not used one for years.

In reply to G3CWI:

REAL mountain people use maps! :wink:


Brian G8ADD

In reply to G3CWI:

Not used one for years.

So I see from the database Richard - last unique summit activation GM/SS-202 (Carn Dearg) on 26th August 2011. Anyway, maps don’t need batteries like mapping GPS do, so at the very least they are a useful, nay essential, back-up. Usually the two work hand in hand - the GPS in Paul’s hand, the map in mine… and we’ve never not got to a summit yet. :slight_smile:

73, Gerald G4OIG

In reply to MM0FMF:

I can’t believe people don’t do that as a matter of course.

Well Andy, the principle I work to is that I carry a copy of the itinerary with me separately as that has all the summit details on it and I can enter the actual times on it. However, I often manage to leave it in the car and end up putting times on the log sheets. Generally I haven’t realised that the information is not to hand until I have commenced the activation. Not a problem on 2m SSB as I have been able to ask, but it could have been a little tricky when running HF CW first. Thankfully on Islay when I ran HF first, all the SOTA references were firmly in my head and no-one asked for the locator or the WAB reference. :slight_smile:

73, Gerald G4OIG