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Stiperstones WB-003

 

Stiperstones, G/WB-003 - 536m ASL - SO 368 987 - OS Explorer 217 - 2 SOTA points         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Sunday 1sth March 2020 - Brown Clee Hill G/WB-002, Titterstone Clee Hill G/WB-004, View Edge G/WB-018, Long Mynd-Pole Bank G/WB-005, Stiperstones G/WB-003, Corndon Hill GW/MW-013, Mynydd-y-briw GW/NW-060, Gyrn Moelfre GW/NW-049, Hope Mountain GW/NW-062, The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

After carefully driving off the Long Mynd down to Bridges, it was uphill again on the other side of the valley, and up to the Stiperstones NNR car park.  The day was continuing to be a very pleasant one, and unsurprisingly, the car park was busy.  Most of the path up Stiperstones is good, but as you near the summit area, the rocks you are walking on become rather large and care is needed to avoid nasty falls or sprained ankles!  A few decades of erosion will help I'm sure!

Approaching the summit        Summit of Stiperstones

I drew a blank when spotting and calling on 144.6125MHz C4FM (digital Fusion), so went over to 145.500MHz FM (analogue).  Here, the second station to reply was Stephen 2W0JYN who I happened to know also had C4FM capability, so a quick QSY guaranteed me the DV Challenge multiplier.  The activation produced seven QSOs, four on FM, three on C4FM.  That was the fifth summit of the day activated - but I still had six to go, so I descended and headed off for Corndon Hill GW/MW-013.

Time

Callsign

Band

Mode

13:26

2E0EVW

144MHz

FM

13:27

2W0JYN

144MHz

FM

13:28

2W0JYN

144MHz

C4FM

13:31

G1WHP

144MHz

FM

13:32

M7VXR

144MHz

FM

13:34

MW3WZZ

144MHz

C4FM

13:34

G8XYJ

144MHz

C4FM

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