SOTA road trip, Day 7 - Friday 7th August 2020
From Hegdon Hill G/WB-023, the drive was back west, bypassing the City of Hereford to the south. I parked my car beside Ostey Wood, at the end of the cul-de-sac lane due East of the hill. This left an almost flat walk of around 2km to the trig point. The true summit is little beyond the trig point, but only a handful of metres higher, so I ended my walk and set up at the trig.
Just two contacts were successfully made on 17m CW, signalling the fact that I should be planning to prioritise FT8 on the next activation of the day. I thought I would have to deploy the Windows tablet and WSJT-X on this summit in order to qualify the activation, but amazingly, I discovered two stations in QSO on 2m in C4FM mode. I broke into their conversation and worked them both, thus netting me my third, and all-important fourth contacts.
I was still hoping for two more summit activations in the day despite the time progressing beyond 8pm BST as I walked back to the car. However, a lengthy effort to qualify the next activation would mean it would be the last of the day - Wapley Hill G/WB-016.