Well made path with some snow on the grass around it

Brecon Beacons SOTAs: Waun Fach and Mynydd Troed

I spent the Easter weekend in Wales operating from some of the SOTA summits in the Brecon Beacons. After staying in Gloucester overnight on Maundy Thursday, I started Good Friday by heading up Waun Fach. GW/SW-002 Waun Fach I approached Waun Fach from the South-West, starting from the crossroads at NGR SO190267, just above Waun…

Paths splitting

SOTA G/DC-001: High Willhays

A trip home to visit my parents in Devon gave me the opportunity for my first SOTA activation of 2018: High Willhays, the highest point on Dartmoor. It’s also the only SOTA summit on the moor, as most tors don’t have sufficient prominence to meet the P150 rule. This is a nice easy way to…

SOTA equipment on a table

SOTA Equipment demo at Suffolk RED

I was invited to Suffolk RED last evening for the opportunity to demonstrate the sort of equipment I take up hills for SOTA purposes. For those who don’t know, Suffolk RED (Radio and Electronics Development) is a monthly supra-club event, now into its fourth year, which has proved very popular in East Anglia. The premise…

SOTA trip to the West Pyrenees

In August 2017, I spent a few days doing some of the Summits on the Air summits in the Pyrenees. Monday 31st July Trône du Roi (F/PO-187): Attempt 1 After flying into Toulouse and getting a hire car (which took an unexpectedly long time), I drove to the Trône du Roi (King’s Throne) to operate,…