In reply to 2E0YYY:
In reply to EA2BD:
Parliament Hill on Hampsted Heath, is where I’d head for. Should be a
good VHF spot too.
There is a radio mast at the top end of Hampstead Heath near the Spaniard PH (apropiate for an EA what!) and it is a wooded area so might keep off the onlookers.
Hampstead Heath is owned by the Corporation of the City of London and not covered by the legislation mentioned above. It has its own bylaws,
Clause 39 Says:-
Music and Singing.
39 No person shall in any open space, without the consent of the
Council in writing under the hand of its Clerk, operate, play or make
sounds on any musical or other instrument including any gramophone
or radio apparatus, or without such consent sing any sacred or secular
song except on the site or sites mentioned in the preceding by-law.
So radio apparatus is covered by this. But have heart because
Offenders, penalties, etc.
46 Any person (not being an officer of the Council acting in execution
of his duty or other person acting in lawful exercise of any authority)
committing any breach of these by-laws shall be subject to a penalty
not exceeding five pounds, and to a penalty not exceeding twenty
shillings for each day on which such offence shall continue after
written notice of the offence shall have been given by the Council.
The maximum penalty is now £20*Local Government Act 1933
(section 251).Criminal Justice Act 1967(section 92(2) and Schedule 2 part 11).
** (This shall be construed as meaning’ one pound’)(I think that refers to the 20 shillings)
Corporation of London, Guildhall, London EC2
Approved by the Secretary of State for Home Affairs on 14th December 1932
Approved by the Secretary of State for War on 14th December 1932
So the place is covered by legislation that is 80 years. Oh and the shaking or beating of carpets is not allowed either.
Perhaps a phone call to :-
Superintendent’s Office 020 7332 3322
Heath Constabulary 020 8340 5260
might secure permission to do an activation.
Don’t phone from the Heath as your probably not allowed to use mobile phones there.