Friday 6th July 2017, and the final day of our Northern Ireland SOTA trip. We had completed the association the previous day, so could afford to relax. Hence we picked out a couple of summits where you could drive virtually to the top, walk a few yards, set up, and activate. Carrigatuke GI/CA-003 is a familiar summit to us after several previous visits, but with a free day, we thought "why not?"
Jimmy maintained his record of qualifying every summit in the week on 2m FM, but did later take the opportunity to venture onto HF, making a string of QSOs on 20m SSB. Earlier, I'd myself enjoyed a busy run on 20m CW. It was a gloomy day, and it threatened to rain frequently, but we managed to dodge the showers while out activating - not that shelter was ever very far away of course!
After packing up on Carrigatuke, we accepted an invitation to visit Dave GI4SNA at his QTH in Lisburn. A cup of tea, a chocolate biscuit, and a look around his impressive shack and antennas was most enjoyable. I had just been getting into the possibilities of DX using 6m JT65, so it was useful to see Dave's system in action for that very purpose.
After saying 73 to Dave and thanking him for his invitation, we made our way further East, beyond Belfast to the little summit of Cairngaver GI/MM-017.