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Dunkery Beacon SC-001

 

Dunkery Beacon, G/SC-001 - 519m ASL - SS 891 415 - OS Explorer OL9 - 2 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 
Thursday 28th June 2018

Footpath signpost        Dunkery Beacon

Our alerts turned out to be far too ambitious.  We had alerted for 7 activations, and were secretly hoping for 8 or 9!  If it were not for the blistering 30 degree heatwave gripping the UK, and the pair of us being beyond tired, we could have probably have achieved it.  Given the situation, five SOTA activations in the day was probably not such a bad effort.

Tom M1EYP        Jimmy M0HGY

From our overnight accommodation in Barnstaple we made our way up onto Exmoor, and first tackled the highest point in the region.  This is a fairly easy ascent from the road, taking around 20 minutes.  At the summit were plenty of other walkers including a young Duke of Edinburgh expedition group.

MFD        Jimmy at the trig point

Jimmy and I both activated the summit successfully using 2m FM and the SOTAbeams MFD antenna.  We then packed up, descended, and made drove over to Periton Hill G/SC-006, also on Exmoor.

Tom        D of E expedition group

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

08:45z

M0VNP

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P

08:48z

M0GTT

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P

08:50z

GW0DQW

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P

08:53z

M6KMF

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P, M1EYP/P

09:05z

G0BVD

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

09:07z

2E0MDJ

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

09:08z

G0LGS

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

09:10z

M1EYP/M

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

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