Carnearny - 319m, 1 point
Association: Northern Ireland Region: Antrim Hills
Latitude: 54 46 6 N, Longitude: 6 10 24 W
Grid Reference: J 176927, QTH Locator: IO64VS
This was a new summit for me, although I must have been within yards of it many times. Right at the heart of Tardree Forest, I spent many weekends camping here when I was in my early teens. We spent hours walking in these woods but somehow never stumbled across the summit.
Following on the after a huge Aurora which had been visible the night before, I wasn't expecting an easy time working HF.
I parked in a gateway on Parkgate Road and made my way via the fire tracks towards the summit.
|Route from the north.|
There's a much shorter route, with less climbing when approaching from the South, but I was happy to walk the longer distance on such a fine sunny morning. Total trip was 3.5 miles with approx 450' of ascent.
|A walk through the trees. My old haunting grounds!|
|The hidden trig point|
|Log book filling up|
|Sunshine in the summit clearing.|
There's not a lot of space to set up a horizontal antenna, but I managed to squeeze in my 40m EFHW running approx N/S. Whilst I wasn't expecting conditions to be very good, I was pleasantly surprised with the 32 QSO's logged including two Stateside with N4EX and K4DY both in the log. One S2S in the log, which is always nice with HB9BCB/p on HB/BE-156.
QSO map from Log2Map by ON6ZQ