15 Sep 2012

Achill Henge CASHOTA Activation

The Galway VHF Group will be activating Achill Henge on Sunday the 16th of September from 11 am - 3 pm and active on 80, 40 and 20 metres.
Achill Henge is a "stone henge" like structure that was built on a hilltop on Achill Island near the village of Keel Co. Mayo on the north west coast of Ireland.
The Henge was built in record time over the weekend of 26th and 27th of November 2011 by a local propery developer. 30 articulated trucks arrived from Galway with pre-cast concrete blocks and the basic structure was ready and stqanding a few hours later. It is composed of a circle, 30metres in diameter and 30 related columns, each measuring nearly 4.5metres high.
Sadly it is due for demolition as it contravened local planning laws so this will probably be a one off operation.
Achill Henge is located in WAI Square F60 Co. Mayo ànd has the CASHOTA Designator EI-02-M. The Callsign for this operation will be EI4ALE/P.
Check out EI4ALE on QRZ.COM for more details.


- Posted from my iPhone - 73's DE EI5IX

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