SOTA road trip, Day 7 - Friday 7th August 2020
I hadn't set an alarm for my overnight stay at Tewkesbury Travelodge, and allowed myself to wake up naturally. This I did around 7.30am, and I put the breakfast television news on, and the kettle for a coffee. Soon I was off on a short drive up to Great Malvern for the first summit of the day. In order to use the most pleasant and easy-going path to the summit, I parked in the expensive pay-and-display on Beacon Road at the south end of the hill.
It was a hot sunny morning, suitable for T-shirt and sunglasses even at this early hour. Up went the 17m groundplane antenna beside the bench near the summit, and I worked 12 contacts - 7 on CW and 5 on SSB. I reversed the walk and set off for the second of what would be a nine-summit day - May Hill G/WB-019.