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Brown Clee Hill WB-002

 

Brown Clee Hill, G/WB-002 - 540m ASL - SO 593 866 - OS Explorer 217 - 2 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Thursday 30th December 2021 - Brown Clee Hill G/WB-002, Titterstone Clee Hill G/WB-004, Long Mynd-Pole Bank G/WB-005, Stiperstones G/WB-003, Corndon Hill GW/MW-013 & Gyrn Moelfre GW/NW-049

Just 26 QSOs today while playing SOTA with the HT & rubber duck.  That might sound pretty decent - but it was spread over six activations, all of which I qualified - you do the maths!  Inexplicably, after just three hours sleep, I was wide awake at 4.18am.  Some coffee and toast later I was in my car and following my satnav onto the M6 and A519 into deepest Shropshire.

Tom M1EYP/P        Abdon Barf

0803 to 0809z - 2m FM - 4 QSOs

I parked on the bottom road by the picnic area, but this proved to be a mistake.  Most of the route was through ankle-deep sludge - and it seemed further than I remembered!  Of course it didnít help that I missed the path between a main track and the summit access road, and had to retrace my steps to find it.  The mist and pre-dawn darkness didnít help, but I ought to know this route well!  The headtorch was needed for the ascent.

I managed to mislay the path twice on the descent too, although that only cost me a minute or two.  Overall though I was about 20 minutes behind schedule after only the first of my planned six summits for the day.  Not a great start!  Next was Titterstone Clee Hill G/WB-004.

Time

Callsign

Band

Mode

08:03

M0OVW

144MHz

FM

08:05

G2GS

144MHz

FM

08:08

G0TFD

144MHz

FM

08:09

MW0ARL

144MHz

FM

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