I needed to activate two more summits to get an Activation Complete for G/CE. Wendover Woods was one of these two
Friday saw the XYL and myself heading to Hook Norton Brewery for a tour [Free 1/2 pint samples at the end ] and a look at the shire horses.
We over nighted in Aylesbury, which meant this gave a short drive in the wrong direction to get to Wendover Woods - G/CE-005 on Saturday morning before heading to Silverstone race circuit for a marshals dinner dance.
Wendover Woods - We took the decision to use the car park at Wendover Woods which gave easy access to the cafe and loo’s if needed.
Entrance to the carpark is via a long single track tarmacked road and then entry via ANPR controlled barrier - Pay on exit via card only at the paystation.
Parked up and got sorted. XYL visited the cafe while I walked off to the woods.
I setup in the woods to the left of the track that goes down the hill behind the cafe. A few odd looks from people, some stopping to ask questions and a couple of nosey dogs came to say hello.
I spotted and started on 2m and got 4 contacts. Re-spotted on 7.085mhz and made 14 contacts and one being a s2s with BH9EAJ/P on HB/BE-012
The setup - FT-857 and a 4200mah zippy battery
2m roll up antenna and a 20/40m linked dipole
Antennas - HF antenna was strung above head height between the trees and then telescopic mast leaning agains the tree, very little wind so no need to guy.
Contacts into GI - thanks Esther, GM, GW, France and Switzerland