Today I made my first ever SOTA activation from G/SE-004 Butser Hill - I thought it about time I made the effort to put something back for all the Chaser Points that others have given me since I started in February.
I chose Butser Hill because it was close to my son’s who I am visiting this week for a few days and it is reasonably accessible for the “infirm”. The walk from the car park to gain the activation zone was not too bad and I was able to set up my SOTA mast & beam and 20 metre dipole quite easily. I was pleased to qualify the site on 144mhz SSB with 8 QSOs and a further 5 on 14mhz - very pleasing, although I did not manage to contact any of the “regulars” - I will give advance notice of future activations. Nevertheless I was happy to have “broken my duck” and look forward to doing more summits albeit by necessity the easy ones.