24th December 2004
GM/WS-247 - Meall nan Eagan - 658m - NN597875 - 2 points
QSOs: 40m CW - 6
I was glad to be on a lower hill this morning as conditions were quite wild. It was blizzarding when I left the house to drive to Dalwhinnie and remained so most of the way up the hill. However, at dawn the wind dropped a bit and the sky cleared to give a very Christmas Card-ish scene with snow flakes drifting down on a soft snowy landscape against a beautiful pastel sky. Didn't last long - the blizzard recommensed about half an hour later!
I parked at NN637863 on the A889, followed the track past the Lodge to its end and then just aimed straight for the summit. It is about 4km and 270m of ascent so quite good value for a 2 pointer.
40m was in a fairly good mood. Thanks to PA0XAW, M0GJH (his first CW QSO, well done Andrew!), EI7CC, GM0AXY, PA2JJB & G3UZU. 2.5W into dipole.