The site

The radio site’s horizon plot (created using AirScout, (c) DL2ALH, with SRTM3 data) looks like this:

Horizon plot at IO51vw

Horizon plot at IO51vw

Some observations:

  • There is a sea path visible from 90˚ round to 195˚
  • The peak 100km to the west (273˚) is Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, at 1038m high.
  • In general, the site’s view to the north-west is much better than indicated – this is the plot for the 2m aerial position which is slightly down the east side of the hill!

Standing below the antenna, the easterly visual horizon looks like this:

Easterly horizon from IO51vw

Easterly horizon from IO51vw

and to the south:

Southerly horizon from IO51vw

Southerly horizon from IO51vw

 

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