On Saturday 22 October 2022, I'm hoping to be able to be active from the Trig Point (TP4120) on Davaar Island in NR72. Access to the Island is via a causeway with low tide being at 1630 hrs (local).
It is my plan to cross the causeway at the earliest possible opportunity. I have installed APRSdroid (GM6ZAK-7) on my phone. I will test the beacon when we take a break in Inveraray.
I will beacon when I arrive in the car park and as I progress towards the Trig Point. Progress can be viewed at https://aprs.fi/. I expect the transit and set up time to be about 60 minutes. Hopefully this will negate chasers having to sit waiting with no idea what is going on.
I will be operating QRP on 7.160mhz +/- and 14.265mhz +/- on 2 and 4m for local chasers (GI & west of GM), in that order. If I'm not able to use 7.160mhz I will add the frequency to the APRS message.
The forecast at present is variable so this adventure is weather dependant but I will try my very best to make it happen; I have a large umbrella.
My intention to try an activation from the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse (A4272) in NR50 on Sunday 23 October 2022 QRP on 7.160mhz +/- and 14.265mhz +/-. I will try on 2 and 4m but being at sea level I expect reply’s will be few and far between. (GI stations perhaps?). I will again make use of APRS. I will beacon as I leave the hotel, again when I reach the car park and when I’m active from the Lighthouse. I will, on request, activate NR60 (the car park) if someone desperately needs it but this may not be possible due to power levels available on the battery pack.
APRSdroid has a messaging facility which I have not tested. If you need to contact me this may be an interesting experiment if you have an APRS facility.