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SOTA on Tour 4

Right then. No work. No prospect of any work. So no excuse not to be catching up with the website!

Tuesday 5th November 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

125 contacts on 2m (VHF is alive and well etc etc etc)

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Wednesday 6th November - Hoove G/NP-024

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: The Sage, Gateshead

http://tomread.co.uk/hoove_np-024.htm


Thursday 7th November 2019 - Ros Castle G/SB-009

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Perth Concert Hall

http://tomread.co.uk/ros_hill_sb-009.htm


Friday 8th November 2019 - Knock Hill GM/ES-073

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Aberdeen Music Hall

http://tomread.co.uk/Knock.htm

*met up with Barry @GM4TOE after this one - photo on webpage!


Saturday 9th November 2019 - Arthur’s Seat GM/SS-272

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: The Brunton, Musselburgh

http://tomread.co.uk/arthur’s_seat_ss-272.htm

*bit of concert video footage on this one.


Sunday 10th November 2019 - Arthur’s Seat GM/SS-272

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

http://tomread.co.uk/arthur’s_seat_ss-272.htm


Monday 11th November 2019 - Great Mell Fell G/LD-035

http://tomread.co.uk/great_mell_fell_ld-035.htm

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For the full index of all my SOTA webpages…

http://tomread.co.uk

…and click on SOTA on the left menu pane.

Tuesday 12th November 2019 - Gun G/SP-013 & The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Gun G/SP-013 & The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Thursday 14th November 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Guild Hall, Portsmouth

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Friday 15th November 2019 - Leith Hill G/SE-002, Botley Hill G/SE-005 & Detling Hill G/SE-013

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Winter Gardens, Margate

http://tomread.co.uk/leith_hill_se-002.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/botley_hill_se-005.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/detling_hill_se-013.htm

*Some video footage from the gig + discovered some Only Fools & Horses memorabilia - who remembers “Jolly Boys Outing”?


Saturday 16th November 2019 - Leith Hill G/SE-002 & Botley Hill G/SE-005

http://tomread.co.uk/leith_hill_se-002.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/botley_hill_se-005.htm


Sunday 17th November 2019 - Leith Hill G/SE-002 & Botley Hill G/SE-005

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Regent Theatre, Ipswich

http://tomread.co.uk/leith_hill_se-002.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/botley_hill_se-005.htm


More to follow (as I need to fill my time…)

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I suspect that we are all as bored as you are.

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Why not relieve that boredom by entertaining yourself with my lovely new webpages then? I know you haven’t availed yourself of the opportunity yet as you simply haven’t had time going from the timestamp on your post - plus the fact that my hit counter hasn’t even incremented by one since publishing - and I can see on the post above that none of the links have been clicked.

They are bobbins summits though. I can see the lack of attraction. Got some better ones coming up for the following week (in November 2019), and then some proper ones in early 2020 - so hang on in there!

Eagerly anticipating Great Western Fell.

No point anticipating it if you can’t even spell it.

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Tuesday 19th November 2019 - Long Knoll G/SC-007

http://tomread.co.uk/long_knoll_sc-007.htm


Wednesday 20th November 2019 - Nine Barrow Down G/SC-013

http://tomread.co.uk/nine_barrow_down_sc-013.htm


Thursday 21st November 2019 - Butser Hill G/SE-004

http://tomread.co.uk/butser.htm


Friday 22nd November 2019 - St Boniface Down G/SE-008 & Brighstone Down G/SE-012

http://tomread.co.uk/st.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/brighsto.htm

*ferry trip to Isle of Wight


More to follow soon!

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Saturday 23rd November 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


Sunday 24th November 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

Gig: Liam Read Band Bandeoke
Venue: Swan With Two Necks, Macclesfield

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


Friday 29th November 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm

*Some photos from the show


Saturday 30th November 2019 - Gun G/SP-013

Gig: 60s Gold Tour - Mindbenders & Steve Ellis
Venue: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


Sunday 1st December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm

*Photoset tracking sunrise from The Cloud.


Monday 2nd December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


Tuesday 3rd December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm

*155 QSOs on 2m!


Wednesday 4th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


Friday 6th December 2019 - Normanby Top G/TW-005

Gig: Christmas Live!
Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

http://tomread.co.uk/normanby_top_tw-005.htm

*Some photos of the show production


Saturday 7th December 2019 - Cracoe Fell G/NP-032

Gig: Christmas Live!
Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

http://tomread.co.uk/cracoe_fell_np-032.htm


Sunday 8th December 2019 - Shining Tor G/SP-004, The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/shining.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


While the Tour has stopped, and SOTA has stopped, I’ll keep on keeping on with the website pages. Daily messages from amateur radio suppliers informing me that they have no interest in it continue to be welcome.

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Tuesday 10th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Thursday 12th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Friday 13th December 2019 - Shining Tor G/SP-004

Gig: Christmas Live!
Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

http://tomread.co.uk/shining.htm


Sunday 15th December 2019 - Shining Tor G/SP-004

Gig: Liam Read Band Bandeoke
Venue: Swan With Two Necks, Macclesfield

http://tomread.co.uk/shining.htm


Thursday 19th December 2019 - Kinder Scout G/SP-001

Gig: Christmas Live!
Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

http://tomread.co.uk/kinder.htm


Friday 20th December 2019 - Normanby Top G/TW-005

Gig: Christmas Live!
Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

http://tomread.co.uk/normanby_top_tw-005.htm


Saturday 21st December 2019 - Sharp Haw G/NP-029 & Rombalds Moor G/NP-028

Gig: Christmas Live!
Venue: Doncaster Racecourse

http://tomread.co.uk/sharphaw.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/rombalds.htm

*Some photos of the show.


Sunday 22nd December 2019 - Shining Tor G/SP-004

http://tomread.co.uk/shining.htm


Off-topic alert: I didn’t do any gigs on any of the following summit days…

Monday 23rd December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Tuesday 24th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Wednesday 25th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Thursday 26th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Friday 27th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Saturday 28th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Sunday 29th December 2019 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm

If you peek in at the entries for these dates on the above two webpages, you may be subjected to videos about FT8 and photos of me in a Christmas elf hat. So you would be well-advised not to bother. Thank you for your understanding.

Does Disqus (or however the daft name is spelt) award badges (WTF) for posts where no-one clicks the links? “Unpopular links”.

Well over 40 unique clickthroughs recorded on this “Part 4” thread alone. That’s probably more than SOTAbeams this week.

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Monday 30th December 2019 - GAULFEST - Plynlimon-Pen Pumlumon Fawr GW/MW-001

http://tomread.co.uk/plynlimon_mw-001.htm

*Gaulfest meet photo - M0HGY, M3TMX, G4AZS, M1EYP


Tuesday 31st December 2019 - New Year’s Eve - Foel Goch GW/NW-039

Gig: Serious Hat Band
Venue: Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch

http://tomread.co.uk/foel_goch_nw-039.htm

Pictured with the lead singer of Diamond Head - who happened to be the singer on this New Year’s Eve gig - surreal!


So that completes 2019 - which is good.

Not so good is that I have already done 176 SOTA activations in 2020 - so still a long way to go!

At least (I suppose), I can’t be adding to that activation count at present - and have ample slack time to continue getting the site up-to-date.

Wednesday 1st January 2020 - New Year’s Day - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm

Cracking New Year’s Day outing - lovely wx on the summit, great 80m activation in the “Flavours” Challenge, and meet up with old friends in Stoke ahead of the Port Vale v Macclesfield derby.


Thursday 2nd January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Friday 3rd January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm

Two attempts - with very limited success - to get on topband!


Saturday 4th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm

Long activation - loads of fun - then a boys night out up town with Jimmy @M0HGY @ Liam.


Sunday 5th January 2020 - Kinder Scout G/SP-001, Shining Tor G/SP-004, The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/kinder.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/shining.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm

Long day - featuring a S2S FT8 QSO into the USA.


Monday 6th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm


Tuesday 7th January 2020 - Gun G/SP-013 & The Cloud G/SP-015
Wednesday 8th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Thursday 9th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Friday 10th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Saturday 11th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Sunday 12th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Monday 13th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Tuesday 14th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

Wednesday 15th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

Gig: Liam Read (Open Mic)
Venue: Swan With Two Necks, Macclesfield

Thursday 16th January 2020 - The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

http://tomread.co.uk/thecloud.htm
http://tomread.co.uk/gun.htm


The next update will have some different summits on I promise :wink:

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When I click a link, all I get is,

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This is a comparison I’m more than happy to accept!

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At least Narcissus was handsome. With Tom it is more a case of looking through a glass darkly.

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That is exactly the point Steve @G1INK is making. I’ll take that.

I think Tom bears a striking resemblance to Columbian Nosecandy vendor Pablo Escobar

m1eyp2

:innocent:

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