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Ruardean Hill WB-021

 

Ruardean Hill, G/WB-021 - 290m ASL - SO 635 169 - OS Explorer OL14 - 1 SOTA point        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Sunday 25th August 2019 - Wentwood GW/SW-033, Ruardean Hill G/WB-021 & May Hill G/WB-019

Gig:  You, Me & The Dancefloor

Venues:  The Old Bank, Keynsham & Old Sodbury Village Hall

From Wentwood GW/SW-003, it was a fairly short easy drive to Ruardean Hill.  Rather than the summit point itself, I set my satnav target to the parking area on Pantod Beacon, a convenient spot on which to set up for portable radio.  This was borne out by the fact that two chaps - Mark G0USL and Malcolm G0TMP - were already set up and operating, working contest calls.  They weren't doing SOTA though, as they were using vehicle support.

Malcolm G0TMP & Mark G0USL        Pantod Beacon sign

I chatted with Mark and Malcolm for a while, before setting up my own gear.  I decided to go with 30m again, not least because Mark and Malcolm seemed interested to see what I would be using for a lightweight portable station.  I just worked on 30m CW, making six contacts, including S2S with Fabio IK2LEY/P on I/LO-247.

Set up at Pantod Beacon   Tom M1EYP   War memorial on Ruardean Hill

I figured there was time for one more activation while I was down this neck of the woods - although I could have easily have spent all day doing four or five!  Anyway, I thought that I'd not been to May Hill G/WB-019 for a number of years, and that was due a revisit.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

09:55z

DF5WBA

10MHz

CW

 

09:56z

EI5HJ

10MHz

CW

 

09:57z

IK2LEY/P

10MHz

CW

I/LO-247

09:58z

LA8BCA

10MHz

CW

 

10:00z

DG1KJG

10MHz

CW

 

10:01z

DL7VKD

10MHz

CW

 

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