Wednesday 17th April 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015
Gig: The Pete Shaw Trio ft. Liam Read
Venue: The Moor Club, Heaton Moor, Stockport
Well, it’s not actually my gig tonight, but this great band have asked Liam to do a guest spot with them. That’s all the encouragement I need to shoehorn this activation report into the ‘SOTA on Tour’ threads!
While Liam was sorting out his wardrobe and ablutions, I nipped out the record an activation. It was quick and easy, for I didn’t even have to suffer the inconvenient delay of putting a coat or jumper on. Handheld, logbook, pencil - and an 8 minute walk up to the summit.
The familiar National Trust white jeep passed me the other way as I was driving through North Rode, and sure enough, when I got up The Cloud I found that the timber rails had been extended a few metres further. They now reach to the rough little stone stairway immediately before the trig point - so very nearly complete.
The activation was easy on 2m FM, with six contacts coming in, mostly ragchew mode, one after the other.