Wednesday, 4 June 2014

G/CE-001 Cleeve Hill SOTA activation

We activated the Cleeve Hill G/CE-001 last Sunday. WX was great, 22C and sunny.
The summit is in the middle of a golf course and the bench where we set up the QTH was about 10m from a tee.

QTH - views to the North - West

Station: HB1B, Multi band EFHW and mountain tuner, Palm mini paddle

We operated on 40, 30 & 20m bands between 14.00 and 15.00z. The conditions were depressed and was hard work to pull the signals out of the noise. We managed about 14 QSOs in 30min of operating time.
DXCCs: OK, OE, DL,  HB9, EA2, G, PA, DJ, I, EU

It was nice to meet Peter G8KDG who approached us to have a chat.

Elevated support for EFHW antenna end using walking stick

Views of famous Cheltenham Racecourse

Many Thanks to all the chasers & VY 73s.

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