Out and About

Until recently I owned a Land Rover 300TDi Discovery ES, built in 1996, but after two years off the road I decided to sell it. For about 8 years. It took me to places that I might not have reached in a family car, but a bodged repair by a so-called expert and escalating running costs it became uneconomic.

To continue to be able to travel with radios and camping gear I bought a Ford Transit Connect . It is long enough to rig-up as a campervan and is more economical than the Land Rover. A Yaesu FT-857D is installed and I have an assortment of gear that can be used for portable operations stowed inside.

Some Out and About locations




Isle of Skye, Scotland

This 'scenic photo' was taken on the seashore at Tokavaig on the Isle of Skye, with the Black Cullins in the distance on the left and Red Cullins on the right.

I normally carry camping gear with me as well as portable antennas.


June 2014

Llanddewi Breffi, Central Wales

Unmade mountain road (1425ft / 434m) - very remote. Land Rover territory.

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September 2013

Snowdonia, Wales

On the west flank of Cader Idris, North Wales. Another 'off-road' trip.

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2010 ~ 2014

Red Tarn, Great Langdale, Lake District, England.

Sometimes it is better not to be on the very highest ground due to the exposure to QRM from every direction.

This time 'on-road', but steep and narrow.

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June  2014

Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain south-central Wales.

Conditions on HF were especially poor in mid June, and despite having good locations in these mountains, very few contacts were achieved.

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