Who says global warming is a myth!, its not very often that the temperature is high enough in October to sit around outdoors for a few hours without going to the extreme with winter clothing. Staying in has never been my thing and after taking one look at the weather last Saturday morning, I grabbed my GRE PSR-255 and was out the door like a shoot.

Up for a good walk in the sunshine took me through one of my favorite high ground spots in Redditch, where despite the town being inside a hole, there’s pretty good radio reception in most directions.

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The pictures below shows the view from this little hill top and even though the weather was just about good enough to sit about with a minimal of layers, these images still make it look like it was the height of summer 🙂

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Reception Report

Before I left the house there was a ham operator on 2 meters doing some great work from what must have been some high ground up in Ludlow and even though he was a no copy once I’d finally got my self down here, I had much better reception on the other stations working him.

The low power PMR446 frequencies were shockingly dead for a Saturday as there’s usually something to listen to and after an hour of checking out my list of local shop watch channels along a whole bunch of non trunked taxi frequencies I took a slow walk home.

Hoping this weather trend continues over the next week or two so I can get on a train for the chance to sit on some ground with a lot more altitude.

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