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Hegdon Hill WB-023

 

Hegdon Hill, G/WB-023 - 254m ASL - SO 585 539 - OS Explorer 202 - 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

The summit choices were obvious for this rural gig location just to the north of Hereford.  The venue sat roughly halfway between Hegdon Hill and Burton Hill, so those two it would be.  Hegdon Hill is a very trivial proposition with a public road running right over the summit.  I parked up the car and wandered up and down the road making calls on my 2m FM handheld.

Trig point on Hegdon Hill    Tom M1EYP    Yaesu FT70D

After qualifying, I received some text messages from Richard G3CWI who was out motorhome portable and keen to try and make the chaser QSO with me.  We did make it eventually, but we had to try a few tricks like holding the FT70D high above my head, and trying alternative frequencies.  Plenty of time, so next on to Burton Hill G/WB-020.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

11:00z

2E0MDJ

144MHz

FM

11:03z

G1PHN

144MHz

FM

11:08z

G0LGS

144MHz

FM

11:38z

2E0WPL

144MHz

FM

11:57z

G3CWI/P

144MHz

FM

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