Directory of portable sites

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This section of the BATC wiki is a directory of sites suitable for portable microwave and ATV operation - the idea for a directory came about from the the huge amounts of documentation left by G3PYB (BATC president 2006 - 2016) about paths and sites for 10 and 24 GHz tests in the 1990s. I was truly impressed with the diligence of Peter and others and felt we had to capture it for future generations of microwave and TV operators - this page is dedicated to the memory of Peter G3PYB who sadly became silent key in early 2016.

The idea is to list the height, the good and bad take off direction, Mobile data coverage, whether the site is accessible using a vehicle, facilities on-site and if there are nearby transmitters likely to cause interference.

Each site has a link to its entry in the heywhatsthat site profiling website. This enables you to see the exact location of the site and view the panorama from the site. By clicking on another point on the map it will show view the path profile to that location - by clicking on "parameters" just below the profile you can enter the RF frequency you are interested in and get a path loss profile between the 2 sites.

Please add any sites you know about to both the wiki and the Heywhatsthat.  To add another site to the wiki you need to be logged in - then edit the list on this page to add the new site by adding the site name in the correct area. Then highlight the site name and click on the link symbol, insert link and save the page.  Your new site name should be on the list - go to the site template page, click edit and copy the text.  Return to this page and click on your new site in the list - paste the template text and add the site details - tools to help you find the QRA are listed here.  Don't forget to add a link to the heywhatsthat page for the site and make sure you put in an antennae height of 15ft when making the site panorama.

We are also creating a Google map showing location of sites but this is not automatically linked and sites need adding separately - please put the URL of the wiki page in the comments box of any sites that you add. Sites with the yellow pin have entries here in the BATC wiki.

You may be able to get ideas for new sites in your area to add from the SOTA map project available here:

Scotland and IoM

NI and Eire

North East England

Garrowby Hill, North Yorkshire

Ellingstring, North Yorkshire

Danby Head, North Yorkshire

Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

Cockayne Ridge, North Yorkshire

North West England

Winter Hill

Holme Moss

North Wales

Rhosesmor - North Wales

The Midlands and East Anglia

Merryton Low

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park (Southern England Boarder)

Southern England

Walbury Hill near Newbury Berks

Mendip Hills - south of Bristol

Lulworth Ranges - Povington Hill south of Wareham in Dorset

Lulworth Ranges - Grange Hill south of Wareham in Dorset

Butser Hill near Petersfield, Hants

Dunkery Beacon near Minehead in Somerset

Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire

The Ridgeway near Didcot

Cleeve Common near Cheltenham

Coombe Beacon near Taunton

Firle Beacon

Lane End near Winchester in Hampshire

Dean Hill near Salisbury Wiltshire

Woodminton Down 10 km SW of Salisbury Wiltshire

Bulbarrow Hill near Blandford Forum in Dorset

Mid and South Wales

Blorenge Mountain South Wales

Radnor Forest, Mid Wales

Near Anchor, Shropshire, Welsh Borders