Sunday, 1 March 2015

GW/SW-012 and 014 with MW0IML/p

GW/SW-012 Coity Mountain.


 Looking down on the approach road to where we parked the car

Track leading up from SO22350695

Saint David’s day today :)  We left the car at SO22350695 and walked SE up the track towards SO230066 then headed North along the track towards the summit. 

 Track leading towards summit

Expect to see two and four wheeled off roaders on these tracks. The wind was strong and dark clouds were looming towards the  West. 55 contacts between the both of us with an s2s with Mal GW6OVD/p and Andy GW7RKC/p on GW/SW-004 Waun Rydd – thanks both.

GW/SW-014 Mynydd Carn y Cefn


We parked at SO18651030 which is on the junction which takes you up to the Golf club house. The wind was extremely strong and it had started to rain. We followed the track which takes you East of the trig point then cut across the moorland to the trig. The rain had turned to hailstones so I helped Barry with the antenna both agreeing that this would have to be a ‘shared first 4 contacts’ activation. There is no protection on the summit and the trig was surrounded by water - handy metal pole next to it but still in the water  :( We started the activation but by now it was horizontal sleet which was freezing on us. Hiding behind our rucksacks we made 11 contacts until QRT was called. Thanks everybody for being there but it’s the first time that both Barry and I have had to cut short an activation in that way. It never stopped until we were nearly at the car, both of us looking like icicles.

The following day on his way home Barry activated Tor y Foel GW/SW-013 and made 24 contacts including an s2s with Rod on G/WB-024 Aconbury Hill. 

Thanks everyone for the contacts on what was an eventful few days :) 

73 de Allan GW4VPX

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