SS-199 Blackwood Hill & SB-007 Tosson Hill

In reply to G1ZJQ:

Hi Derek,

The fence up on Blackwood Hill was still dead when I activated it - I didn’t know you had beaten me to it until my very last QSO when Paul G4XTA told me you had irradiated the summit earlier in the week. I came down your access route in the dark under starlight, but agree it is a hard climb. I chose the slightly easier route through the forest.

Thanks for the S2S from The Cheviot to Tosson Hill. I didn’t take many people to 5MHz as conditions were abysmal there - only 5 QSOs on that band. Still I wasn’t stopping around for long as it was around minus 10C in the wind up on The Cheviot with driving rain / sleet. There was a good centimetre of ice on the 2m beam when I took it down and surprisingly the HF dipole was also iced up!

Full reports to follow.

73, Gerald G4OIG