SOTA Activation Reports 2008 (12)

SOTA Activation Reports 2008
Activation reports previously submitted  to the Summits On The Air Reflector


Devon and Cornwall summits March 2008

19th March 2008 G/DC-004 Hensbarrow Beacon

The journey took a little longer than it should have because despite the satnav having the latest up-dates it did not have the extensive changes to the A30 and once we were on the new bit of the road we could no longer get off were we needed to. Eventually we parked up in a small car park near to the quarry entrance and looked around for the summit. The GPS pointed us in the right direction and I got out the binoculars and spotted the trig on a small mound of rocks a short way off. This summit is a bit of a joke because the waste clay from the quarry is piled higher than the natural summit on three sides. This means VHF contacts are only possible in one direction, but Helen still managed to drum up five contacts thanks to Don on 2m and so did not need either the now obligatory 70cms contact from me grabbing the chaser point or the quick one on HF we thought she might from here. 5mHz was more of the same for me with mainly regular chasers, a couple of newcomers and a couple of calls, which although I had never heard before this trip, were becoming familiar. Seven on 80m but no sign of Barry this time, but at least I worked his dad and my old buddy Arthur GW1LDY on 5mHz. A quick QSY to 40m told me it was a waste of time, the noise level was horrendous below 7.100 and above was just full of music from Radio China or some such. By the time I packed up it Helen was in the car and once again I used the hand held to give her the chaser points on 70cms. This summit was unfortunately not really the walk I needed to loosen everything up so I was glad when the next one had a decent walk in. 
 

Date:18/Mar/2008 Summit:G/DC-002 (Brown Willy) Call Used:G7AAV/P Points: 1 Bonus: 0   

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Notes

12:50z

G7AAU/M

433MHz

FM

 

13:15z

G0RQL

5MHz

SSB

 

13:17z

GW0DSP

5MHz

SSB

 

13:19z

GW4BVE

5MHz

SSB

 

13:20z

G6MZX

5MHz

SSB

 

13:21z

G4RQJ

5MHz

SSB

 

13:22z

G4JZF

5MHz

SSB

 

13:23z

M0COP

5MHz

SSB

 

13:24z

G0HNW

5MHz

SSB

 

13:25z

G0TRB

5MHz

SSB

 

13:27z

G4CPA

5MHz

SSB

 

13:28z

G0NES

5MHz

SSB

 

13:29z

G4GKE

5MHz

SSB

 

13:31z

GW4EVX

5MHz

SSB

 

13:36z

G0RQL

1240MHz

FM

 

13:38z

GW4BVE

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:39z

G3RDQ

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:42z

G0RQL

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:43z

G6WRW

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:44z

G8ADD

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:46z

2E0PXW

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:48z

GW0DSP

3.5MHz

SSB

 

13:57z

DJ5AV

7MHz

SSB

 

14:01z

OK1DSB

7MHz

SSB

 

14:02z

HB9AGH

7MHz

SSB

 

14:03z

G0RQL

7MHz

SSB

 

14:07z

F4EMK

7MHz

SSB

 


Date:19/Mar/2008 Summit:G/DC-004 (Hensbarrow Beacon) Call Used:G7AAU/P Points: 1 Bonus: 0   

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Notes

12:20z

G7AAV/M

433MHz

FM

 

12:40z

G0RQL

144MHz

FM

 

12:45z

M0OMC/A

144MHz

FM

 

12:46z

2EOIKF

144MHz

FM

 

12:55z

G7FLI

144MHz

FM

 

13:00z

G4KAW

144MHz

FM

 

 


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