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Firle Beacon SE-010

 

Firle Beacon, G/SE-010 - 217m ASL - TQ 485 059 - OS Explorer 122 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Friday 22nd June 2018

Start of Firle Beacon walk        The approach along the ridge       

After Cliffe Hill G/SE-014, and having established that we still had sufficient time before the set-up and soundcheck in Eastbourne, we moved onto summit #4 along this part of the South Downs.  The walk is an easy one from a high car park on the main ridge, but is deceptively long!  The finish is always in sight, but never seems to get any nearer!

Jimmy at the trig point        Tom M1EYP       

Conscious of the time, we gambled on qualifying this one with just 2m FM from the FT-817 and MFD antenna.  This probably just about paid off, although 25 minutes seemed like an eternity compared to the 2-3 minutes it would take on our local summits back home in the North-West!

Jimmy with his MFD        CBers on Firle Beacon!

As we returned to the car park, we came across a van with antennas.  Some guys were now up there doing a bit of CB DXing!  We drove over to Wilmington Hill G/SE-011.

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

15:56z

G8KAS

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P, M0HGY/P

15:57z

G7HFS/M

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P, M0HGY/P

16:02z

G4XXM

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P

16:19z

M/PA3IKH/M

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P, M0HGY/P

16:21z

M/ZL3DB

144MHz

FM

M1EYP/P, M0HGY/P

Firle Beacon 2008