In reply to G1INK:
Certainly is a quaint place, and the church tower is quite bizarre - looks like the top has been transplanted from another building of a different style, and it doesn’t quite fit…
Made 5 contacts altogether, first few were quite easy, but the breakthrough/desensing quite suddenly increased for the last two, and by the end of the activation 2m was unusable - very sorry if anyone I couldn’t hear was calling me. Tried ssb and horizontal fm as well, but no further contacts on either. There must be something transmitting intermittently up there, that certainly got into my '817. Guess you were lucky Steve!
Thanks to all who did make it, looking forward to catching you again soon.
Am going to try getting away early tonight and activating Ruardean on my way back North, may be any time between 1600 and 1800 BST, I’ll try and post an alert giving a more accurate time when I’m ready to leave.
73 de Paul G4MD