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Botley Hill SE-005

 

Botley Hill, G/SE-005 - 267m ASL - TQ 396 553 - OS Explorer 146 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

Saturday 31st August 2019 - Botley Hill G/SE-005 & Detling Hill G/SE-013

Gig:  Simon Faulkner Band

Venue:  Church Gables, Rolleston, Newark-on-Trent

After breakfast at the Europe Gatwick hotel, I drove the short distance to near Caterham, and up the hill onto Botley Hill.  This is the only SOTA summit within the confines of the M25 orbital motorway.  I drove right up to the water tower and electricity substation on the summit, parked and went to set up my antenna against the fence opposite.

Mast and dipole    Summit of Botley Hill    Tom M1EYP

Again I operated on 40m, but a little less rushed this time.  I made 8 contacts on FT8, followed by 6 on CW, including a couple of S2S.  It was yet another hot day, and I figured I could activate Detling Hill G/SE-013 before driving up to my gig in Newark-on-Trent.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

08:43z

DK7UY

7MHz

FT8

 

08:48z

IZ3JJD

7MHz

FT8

 

08:50z

IK2LEY

7MHz

FT8

 

08:52z

CT1EQQ

7MHz

FT8

 

08:54z

IZ3QVB

7MHz

FT8

 

08:56z

DG1AS

7MHz

FT8

 

08:58z

S57ILF

7MHz

FT8

 

09:00z

PD4FL

7MHz

FT8

 

09:07z

HB9AFI/P

7MHz

CW

HB/VD-025

09:11z

SV9RGI

7MHz

CW

 

09:12z

9A3R/P

7MHz

CW

9A/PH-029

09:13z

EA5GMB

7MHz

CW

 

09:13z

F8FSC

7MHz

CW

 

09:14z

DJ5AV

7MHz

CW

 

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