Sunday, 23 April 2017

GW/MW-035 Rhos Ymryson

GW/MW-035 Rhos Ymryson

23/04/2017

Quick activation

Gerald and Sue were on their way back from Tenby and heading for Mold hoping to activate a few summits on their way home.  A text from Gerald the previous night asking if I’d like to join him on this one saw me getting up early on the summit and setting up before Gerald arrived at the car park....I only live about 20 minutes away. Gerald soon joined me and with my half wave dipole for 80m and 40Watts with the FT857 (22Ah LiPo) we quickly qualified the summit.  With no more chasers Gerald spent some time on 2m FM and SSB.

10:27z
G0RQL
3.5MHz
SSB
Don
10:34z
EI9GLB
3.5MHz
SSB
Jim
10:35z
G3RMD
3.5MHz
SSB
Frank
10:36z
G3RDQ
3.5MHz
SSB
David
10:36z
G0VWP
3.5MHz
SSB
Terry
10:37z
MM0XPZ
3.5MHz
SSB
Steve
10:42z
MW0XOT
3.5MHz
SSB
John
10:48z
GW4TJC/P
144MHz
FM
Simon s2s
10:58z
GW4TJC/P
70MHz
FM
Simon s2s diff band
11:12z
GW7HEM/P
144MHz
FM
Mike s2s
11:16z
M0JLA/P
3.5MHz
SSB
Rod s2s
My Log
MW0WML/p
We had a nice run of high point s2s including a 4m contact with Simon on Moel Siabod  using my Wouxun KG-699E handheld.  I think this contact has convinced me to construct a more efficient antenna which I can strap to the fishing pole. Thanks also to Mike and Rod for those valuable points. As Gerald was heading to another summit and I had work to do we made our way down and we each went our separate ways having talked about another joint-activation next weekend…looking forward to it already.

Our activation set up:-  (HF and VHF) FT857(40watts, 4m as above.  Antenna 80m dipole for HF and Multi Functional Dipole for VHF  Antenna support - 7m Fishing pole.

Thanks everyone for the contacts


73 Allan GW4VPX & Gerald MW0WML