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Cliffe Hill SE-014

 

Cliffe Hill, G/SE-014 - 164m ASL - TQ 434 107 - OS Explorer 122 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Friday 22nd June 2018

Tom climbing Cliffe Hill        Jimmy M0HGY

From Ditchling Beacon G/SE-006, we progressed to our third of five summits along the South Downs through the county of Sussex.  This summit is right in the middle of a golf course, so needs to be negotiated carefully so as not to interrupt the golfers, or unwittingly walk across fairways or greens.  We managed to do this and get into the activation zone, where we found a patch of rough ground between gorse bushes off the side of the golf course.  This was a suitable spot to set-up.

Tom's wkg condx        20m GP and MFD

While it was quiet, Jimmy did nip over to the trig point for a photo.  We spoke to a couple of golfers up there, one who wasn't very friendly, and one who was!  Anyway, we got our requisite numbers of QSOs, and descended.

Trig point at summit        Tom M1EYP

Time was marching on, and we were a little behind schedule.  I checked in with the progress of the rest of the band who were travelling down from the Sheffield area, and confirmed the soundcheck deadline.  We were just about OK to fit in the remaining two summits, starting with Firle Beacon G/SE-010.

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

13:22z

HA5MA

14MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

13:23z

EA2DT

14MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

13:23z

G3VQO

14MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

13:25z

DL2MX

14MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

13:26z

EA2IF

14MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

13:31z

G7HFS/M

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

13:44z

SO7BIT

14MHz

SSB

M0HGY/P

13:57z

OH3GZ

14MHz

SSB

M0HGY/P

13:58z

9A/GW4UWD/P

14MHz

SSB

M0HGY/P

Cliffe Hill 2008