Saturday 18th December 2021 - Bishop Wilton Wold G/TW-004, Normanby Top G/TW-005 & Bardon Hill G/CE-004
Gig: Simon Faulkner Band
Venue: Bistro Live!, Nottingham
Getting the Bishop Wilton Wold G/TW-004 activation point out of the way swiftly, afforded me the time to try a new route for Normanby Top. I parked by the PROW entrance to the east of the summit and walked along the track from there.
The track does find its way into the AZ, and from that point there was a big gap in the hedge and a short stroll across to the trig point. I could hear M7TZG/P calling from Black Hill G/SP-002. I - and many others were replying, but he wasn’t hearing - probably desensing from Holme Moss affecting a cheap handheld.
Anyway, after a few tries, it was clear I wasn’t going to get away with another quick easy HT activation, so I set up the Alexloop. A contest was in full swing, so I operated - and qualified on 30m CW.
Next I drove further south and beyond Nottingham where I was gigging! That’s the problem with the East of England - you need to travel “out of your way” to reach the summits! Bardon Hill G/CE-004 was the next target.