SOTA road trip, Day 6 - Thursday 6th August 2020
From Christ Cross G/DC-005, I joined the M5 and headed north-east up to Junction 26. I then drove south-east into the Blackdown Hills, and parked close to the 294m spot height beside the North Down Plantation. I walked onto the wide track through the plantation, picking up the path east to the trig point at 315m.
Two contacts were made on 17m CW, but that took a full ten minutes to achieve. I decided it was time to invoke FT8, and that gave me the two further contacts needed to qualify. It was already teatime and this was only my fourth activation of the day. Perhaps this leg of the road trip had rather too many road miles involved! Nonetheless I rejoined the M5 for another long drive up to Cheltenham for Cleeve Hill G/CE-001.