Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Walbury Hill G/SE-001
Not such good results on FT8 this time. We were spending a few days in Marianneís hometown of Southampton, and called in on Walbury on the way south. Itís a very quick and easy walk along a byway from a parking area, with a short walk over a field full of sheep to the trig point. Jimmy M0HGY set up a SOTABEAMS MFD and easily made 6 QSOs on 2m FM. I set up a SOTABEAMS BH4 set for 40m. On reflection, it was probably too late for 40m QRP within 30 minutes of local sunset.
I made one QSO with an EA station on 40m FT8. Two more attempted QSOs with DL stations were not completed. With time cracking on and the likelihood of an impatient XYL waiting at the car, I plugged in the Palm Paddle and rattled off the three more QSOs required for the point.