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Burton Hill WB-020

 

Burton Hill, G/WB-020 - 294m ASL - SO 394 488 - OS Explorer 201 - 1 SOTA point        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

Saturday 5th October 2019 -  Hegdon Hill G/WB-023 & Burton Hill G/WB-020

Gig: Simon Faulkner Band

Venue:  Lemore Manor, Eardisley

After Hegdon Hill G/WB-023, I had time for one more activation before getting to my gig.  I parked on a cul-de-sac to the East of the summit, and approached via the ridge meaning that only minimal height gain was required.  On the early part of the walk I chatted to Richard G3CWI/P using my handheld, and then to a couple of local stations who were interested to know about where I was working.

Burton Hill trig point (not the summit)  Tom M1EYP  30m GP

When I reached the trig point, I made five QSOs on 2m FM with the handheld, but then set up to work on 30m FT8 - adding another five contacts.  After packing up, I still had some time, so went for a little explore to find the actual true summit.  This was up a small bank and amongst some featureless undergrowth!

Actual summit of Burton Hill        Photo taken at the true summit

After the gig with the Simon Faulkner Band, I set my satnav for Gospel Pass, the saddle between Black Mountain GW/SW-041 and Lord Hereford's Knob, south of Hay-on-Wye.  My plan here was to park in the small car park on the pass, recline the seat, deploy the pillows and get some sleep in the car! 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

13:55z

G1PHN

144MHz

FM

13:55z

M6GLZ

144MHz

FM

13:57z

G3CWI/P

144MHz

FM

14:02z

M6DRW

144MHz

FM

14:17z

2E0FGX/P

144MHz

FM

14:44z

IK2LEY

10MHz

FT8

14:49z

OZ1FHU

10MHz

FT8

14:50z

S57ILF

10MHz

FT8

14:57z

DL1TKL

10MHz

FT8

15:04z

UA4FEN

10MHz

FT8

Burton Hill 2006