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Walbury Hill SE-001

 

Walbury Hill, G/SE-001 - 297m ASL - SU 373 616 - OS Explorer 158 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Walbury Hill G/SE-001

Jimmy setting up        Walbury sunset

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.

The masts are up        Running FT8 on WSJT-X

 

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.

 

Jimmy M0HGY        Tom M1EYP

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

16:17z

EA1HT

7MHz

FT8

M1EYP/P

16:18z

G4JTR

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

16:21z

M0GQC

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

16:24z

G4TRA

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

16:27z

2E0FTG/P

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

16:31z

G1OQY

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

16:34z

M1CJE

144MHz

FM

M0HGY/P

16:37z

SM0OEK

7MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

16:39z

EA2DT

7MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

16:40z

DL1NKS

7MHz

CW

M1EYP/P

Marianne & Liam      The byway across Walbury Hill

Walbury Hill        The final path to the summit

Tom M1EYP        Dusk

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