This afternoon I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Neil 2E0TDX and Karen 2E0XYL (complete with plaster cast!! Well done!!) on Pole Bank. Neil had put his antenna up on a short mast and was working away when the National trust warden drove up to us. He, politely, said to us that he had seen the antenna from the road and thought there was a vehicle there as well. He was pleasant but then he pointed out that actually due to the National Trust bylaws masts are not permitted on their land mainly due to insurance (or the lack of!!. The problem is Public Liability if the mast fell down. He did not tell Neil to take the mast down but Neil took it down anyway.
Hopefully other activators are already aware of this and if not are aware now!
As a member still of the Dorking and District Radio Society We have a license for the use of Leith Hill, G-SE-002 for field days etc. To get this the club had to prove it has public liability insurence.
The problem is a National Trust one.
Thanks to all the activators that were around today (even those with crutches!!)