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The Wrekin WB-010

 

The Wrekin, G/WB-010 - 407m ASL - SJ 628 081 - OS Explorer 242 - 1 SOTA point        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Monday 6th July 2020 - The Wrekin G/WB-010, Shining Tor G/SP-004, The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013

I was wide awake at 3.10am BST in the morning, so another nice early start out.  Despite commencing walking before 6am, there was a lot of people on the hill at that time.  No problems with distancing of course, as the route up The Wrekin G/WB-010 is a very wide track.

6 element beam for 70cm set up on Wrekin summit        Tom M1EYP

While the early hour didnít make the hill quiet, it did make the bands quiet. It was a trickle of contacts - enough to qualify and add more unique calls to the Challenge score though.

View south from the Wrekin        View west from Wrekin summit

I returned home via Halfords to invest in some croc clips, wire strippers and insulation tape.  The feeder repaired at home - again.  I found that I still had some pieces of an old 3-el 2m SOTA Beam left, so I cut one down to size to replace the 70cm director, and then went into a long battle getting the plastic screw housing onto it!  All done, and ready to put to the test on The Cloud G/SP-015 later that evening.

Broken element!        Makeshift connection to driven element for crocodile clip-less feeder core!

After getting home from The Wrekin G/WB-010, Marianne and Liam were getting out of bed, and preparing to go walking in the Goyt Valley.  I interrogated Marianne about her proposed route, and upon discovering that it would pass over Shining Tor G/SP-004, I invited myself along!

Time

Callsign

Band

Mode

06:10

G6UYG

433MHz

FM

06:16

G0HCT

433MHz

FM

06:25

G0HCT

433MHz

C4FM

06:33

G4ENZ

433MHz

FM

06:46

2E0NPC

144MHz

FM

06:48

M3DOO

144MHz

FM

06:49

M3DOO

433MHz

FM

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