Stuart McIntosh

Maidenhead Grid square: IO75PW

WAB square: NS37

WAB book No: 20835



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An amateur radio blog updated regular with my portable and qrp activations & experiences, 2M0ROT

By Stuart 2m0rot, Aug 10 2016 02:04PM

On Saturday 30th July 2016 My family booked into the Glen Nevis campsite at the foot of the ben for 3 days as I was planning doing the walk. The campsite was very clean and well attended to although more expensive to pitch a tent than to bring your touring caravan along (for the pitches with electric hook-up at least) but we all agreed we would visit here again if we were passing by the area.

We have took the caravan over the East of Scotland for the past 10 years or so, so we forgot how stunning the scenery is in the West. The only inconveniece of camping in the West 'Midgies' but I use a great repellant so the never really bothered us that much.

Sunday 31st was walk day. I walked the Ben 5 years ago for charity and thought it was ok, I must have got really unfit over this time as I found the walk very hard indeed. Eventually we reached the summit where again there was no view due to low cloud and the temperature was only +1c so I set up my station, got my quick 4 contacts & got off there asap.

I have no desire to do the hill again unless for a good charity.

Sota ref: GM/WS-001 = 10 points

Campsite link:

By Stuart 2m0rot, Jun 30 2016 01:45PM

On Tues 28th June I took my son up a local hill to see how he'll get on hill walking. He enjoyed it very much but I'm not so sure how he'll act when he's on a munro.

By Stuart 2m0rot, May 26 2016 02:38PM

Our first sota of the year was in late March 2016 to the Cobbler GM/SS-020. As you see from the pics it was a fair ole slog but as soon as we got to the summit the mist cleared right on cue. I only operated on 2 metres & 70 cms hand helds to keep the weight down but we got 4 summits to summits with 2 of them in Ireland.

This weekend 28th May we plan to activate it's neighbour (Beinn Narnain) so I'll post up a reort on that.

Tranceiver: Yaesu FT2D

Antenna: Homebrew flowerpot

Spare radio: Wouxun UV8D

By Stuart 2m0rot, Mar 13 2016 01:57AM

I did it!

After months of pondering and waiting for the price to come down I finally took the leap into digital. I love it so much my next imminent purchase shall be the Yaesu FTM400.

By Stuart 2m0rot, Feb 18 2016 12:08AM

MB7IBM echolink gateway is now operational on 145.2875 and 103.5 tone. Initial tests are favourable with good coverage along the Clyde valley.

By Stuart 2m0rot, Dec 9 2015 09:47PM

Making a gallon of wine is very rewarding but also very cheap. For an expence of £3.80 you can have 6 bottles of beautiful wine.

Follow the link for the step by step video:

By Stuart 2m0rot, Nov 11 2015 12:12AM

Due to the success of my activation this year I've already registered to activate the lighthouse again in 2016. Details of the worldwide event can be found on the website

My lighthouse reference is: UK0200 - The Perch lighthouse, Port Glasgow.

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