Activity in the South East?

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radiogareth
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Activity in the South East?

Post by radiogareth » Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 pm

I'm located in a bit of a RF valley so will definitely have to go portable for the contest weekend, probably on the Sunday only but we shall see - family commitments, maybe.
I have used several car-parks in the Ashdown Forest previously as they are at least fairly high up (for round here) and have good clear (of trees) takeoffs in all directions. I have checked with the Park Rangers that they are OK for me to use Van (camper) mounted aerials and also a Surveyors tripod next to the van so long as I 'don't impinge on other park users'. (Define 'impinge' ;-))
There are several car parks in this area and I plan to do a 'recce' soon. https://www.google.com/maps/place/King' ... d0.1007823
Whats the chance of contacts on 4/2/70cms23/13/9 and FM 5.8GHz from this locality, ie is anyone else planning to be within likely range?
Another option is a trip up to Burton Dassett (M40 J12) which I have seen recommended and visited too. Might be a few to many grockles on a weekend though.
Yet another choice is Devils Dyke, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Devil ... -0.2122834 which might be good for cross-channel working, although there are significant trees to the south.
Joint effort anyone?

Thoughts welcome....

Gareth G4XAT

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