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Worcestershire Beacon 2005


I activated this summit late in the evening of Sunday 12th June 2005.    Click to return to summit index


Considering where I was going (Leamington Spa), this was a fair old detour!  I rejoined the M5 down to junction 7, followed into Great Malvern but then took a sharp steep right to follow the B-road around to West Malvern.  Instead of the long easy walk from the south, I decided to take the short steep route up the side.  It was hard work, but nonetheless, car-to-summit was achieved in 14 minutes.  This time, the 817 and SOTAbeam were used, but the activation ended up being a 12 minute 4 x 2m FM SAG anyway!  There was a very cold wind blasting across the summit this evening, and I was glad to be walking again once packed up.

SOTA Beam on Worcestershire Beacon        Tom M1EYP/P on Worcestershire Beacon G/WB-009

I then drove across to the Chesford Grange Hotel between Kenilworth and Leamington.  Arriving at 10pm, I missed the restaurant, so had to accept a bar meal and a pint in the lounge, "entertained" by a big screen showing Celebrity Love Island.  Cue early night...  

Thanks to the following stations, all worked on 2m FM with 2.5 watts:

M3YVJ Kingswinford Ian
G4NSZ Cosford Mike
M0WHW Bilston Horace
2E1HIG Droitwich Dave