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Agnew's Hill AH-005

 

Agnew's Hill, GI/AH-005 - 474m ASL - D 327 016 - OSNI Discoverer 9 - 2 SOTA points         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Monday 29th November 2021

 

We were heading for Ballygally on the Antrim coast for a few days, visiting Marianneís dad - Captain Jimmy, after whom M0HGY was named! Ironically, Jimmy M0HGY was working that week and so remained at home, and not away with Marianne, Liam and me.

 

Customary start to any Ireland trip! Breakfast in a cafe near Belfast docks Alexloop

 

Usual routine - try to get SOTA activating done while people are in bed, so as not to impinge on family time!  After the overnight ferry from Birkenhead to Belfast, (and a fabulous large Ulster Fry at the Harbour Cafe near Belfast port) Maz and Liam were tired and opted to go straight to bed upon arrival at the accommodation in Ballygally.  Hence that was my first opportunity.

 

Summit cairn        Tom MI1EYP/P

 

This was the most local SOTA summit, and therefore usually the first target when Iím over. Itís a short boggy slog of about 20 minutes to the summit cairn.  I used the Alexloop and qualified the activation with 5 QSOs on 40m CW, 3 on 30m CW and 3 on 40m SSB. No takers on 2m FM. All stations were recognised chasers.

 

Time

Callsign

Band

Mode

12:54

G4AFI

7MHz

CW

12:54

G4OOE

7MHz

CW

12:55

EA2DT

7MHz

CW

12:58

GM4ZMK

7MHz

CW

13:02

DG1NPM

7MHz

CW

13:08

ON7GO

10MHz

CW

13:10

EA7GV

10MHz

CW

13:13

G4WSB

10MHz

CW

13:21

G0FEX

7MHz

SSB

13:21

2E0AGB

7MHz

SSB

13:23

G3CWI

7MHz

SSB

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