Latitude: 51 18 41 N, Longitude: 2 44 30 W
Grid Reference: ST 484572, QTH Locator: IO81PH
The good thing about Beacon Batch is, that like Dundry Down, it's only a few miles from Bristol International Airport. As I was dropping my daughter off for a flight, I made the most of the afternoon and proceeded a few miles further south to the parking area at ST489581.
The car park was in mist and cloud and nothing much changed as I ascended the hill. There's a fairly obvious track to the summit and even with low visibility it was easy to navigate.
Just off to one side of the trig point there was a convenient tree growing out of a small mound. This made an excellent pole support and operator chair. there were no other obvious antenna supports other that the trig point itself.
|The path to the summit.|
I quickly set up and was soon on the air and quickly racked up 60 QSOs and 19 DXCC.