Saturday, 21 July 2012

SOTA - Dundry Down - G/SC-010

Dundry Down - 233m, 1 point

Association: England  Region: South Central  
Latitude: 51 23 50 N, Longitude: 2 38 38 W
Grid Reference: ST 553667, QTH Locator: IO81QJ

Dundry Church
A lot of people don't rate this summit, but it is conveniently situated very close to Bristol International Airport. So why would that be convenient? Well for me it means somewhere I can go whilst waiting to pick people up from, or after dropping  them off at the airport, which seems to happen quite regularly!

Part of the summit is literally a tip, but if you park in the carpark near the village church (ST556668), it's a short quiet walk up to the antenna towers on the hill top. This is a very easy summit with virtually no vertical distance to be walked.

After dropping family off at the airport, I drove the five minutes to the carpark and walked in glorious sunshine to a convenient area within the activation zone.

I soon found a rotten fence post with a convenient hole in which to place the antenna pole, and was soon on the air.
A quick activation with 30 QSOs and 13 DXCC .
I had other things planned for later on.
View to the north overlooking Bristol.

Operating position

Path to the summit.

Competing with the big boys!

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