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Detling Hill SE-013

 

Detling Hill, G/SE-013 - 200m ASL - TQ 804 586 - OS Explorer 148 - 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

From Botley Hill G/SE-005, I drove on the M25, M26, M20 and A249 to reach the White Horse Woods Country Park.  This was another trivial "drive-to-the-top" summit, with the official summit now being the car park itself!

Set up on a picnic table very near the car park (which is the actual true summit!)  Antenna  Tom M1EYP

I had a bit more time for this activation - or so I thought!  I spread my stuff out on the picnic table and made 21 QSOs on 40m and 20m, using FT8, CW and SSB modes.  A healthy eight S2S QSOs were recorded.  I hit the roads - but also hit traffic.  The worst of it was the queue for the Dartford Crossing.  I felt like not paying for it in protest - but ultimately, I did not fancy a summons!

Band setting up    Stage set

The Simon Faulkner Band that night was a seven-piece line-up including a three-piece horn section.  Therefore it was a very enjoyable gig, moreso because the host were providing complimentary Estrella beer, and were employing a team of chefs preparing and distributing bowls of amazing food all through the night!  The only thing was, I didn't get very far after the gig had finished.  Just a few miles before I needed to pull in and get my head down!  At 6am I woke up and made it then to the parking spot for Gun G/SP-013 - where I fell asleep once more, sleeping right through to nearly 11am!

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

11:07z

IK2LEY

7MHz

FT8

 

11:09z

HB9CUE

7MHz

FT8

 

11:11z

DK1IO

7MHz

FT8

 

n11:16z

DL3MCG

7MHz

FT8

 

11:20z

DL6WT

7MHz

CW

 

11:24z

OK1CZ/P

7MHz

CW

OK/ST-086

11:25z

DL5DXS/P

7MHz

CW

 

11:28z

HB9BIN/P

7MHz

CW

HB/BE-122

11:29z

DL6UNF

7MHz

CW

 

11:30z

HB9CMC/P

7MHz

CW

HB/AR-008

11:31z

DL3HXX

7MHz

CW

 

11:34z

IX1IHR

7MHz

CW

 

11:34z

EA2DT

7MHz

CW

 

11:35z

DL1FU

7MHz

CW

 

11:36z

OK/SP9MA/P

7MHz

CW

OK/MO-020

11:37z

EI5HJ

7MHz

CW

 

11:39z

HB9BAB/P

7MHz

CW

HB/ZH-015

11:47z

SA4BLM

14MHz

CW

 

11:59z

SV2RUJ/P

14MHz

SSB

SV/EP-039

12:08z

DL0KC

7MHz

SSB

DM/TH-046

12:12z

HB9BXQ/P

7MHz

CW

HB/SG-042

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