May Hill & Ruardean Hill 2018

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G/WB-019 – May Hill

Had a spare Saturday afternoon and the weather was looking good so thought I would bag a couple of 1 pointers.

May Hill summit

I decided to try May Hill from the road to the West.  This is a narrow road but there is parking available for about four cars in a small lay-by at SO 688 213.  It is a short walk up the hill to the small copse on the summit.

I soon set the station up alongside the trig point and logged six contacts.

G/WB-019 Log

Journey Details

Date – 24th February 2018

Postcode – GL17 0RF

Parking – SO 688 213

Radio – Kenwood TH-D74 + 50W PA on 2m

Antenna – 2 ele dipole

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 6

SOTA points – 1

Group – Myself

Walking Route Summary

G/WB-021 – Ruardean Hill

A few miles to the South or May Hill is Ruardean hill.  This has to be one of the shortest SOTA walks there is.  The summit is on the village green and there is room to park on the roads nearby.

If operating on VHF then there are a couple of small masts on the buildings nearby that create a lot of interference on the channel.  You will need a radio with a reasonable front end to avoid overloading.  I soon managed to get four contacts in between the bursts of noise before packing up and heading back to the car.

Journey Details

Date – 24th February 2018

Postcode – GL17 9AR

Parking – SO 634 169

Radio – Kenwood TH-D74 + 50W PA on 2m

Antenna – 2 ele dipole

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 4

SOTA points – 1

Group – Myself

Walking Route Summary

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