Tuesday, 20 September 2016

GW/MW-004 Pen y Garn

GW/MW-004  Pen y Garn

17/09/2016

I was happily working in the garden ready for turning it over  for the  winter when an Alert came up for an activation of Pen y Garn.  It was Jonathan GW2HFR and as we had spoken on many occasions of a joint activation I sent him a quick message saying that I would join him. As my rucksack and radio equipment are always ready I was away within 15 minutes and on the road heading North…the garden could wait.  I was already on summit when Jonathan phoned to say he was nearing Devil’s Bridge and would be with me soon…some local knowledge was exchanged to make his route to the summit a little easier :)
My set up
The ever faithfull Yaesu FT270
I’d already had 8 contacts on 2m before Jonathan arrived including a bonus s2s with Karl on Snowdon but sadly missing Phil and Andy on Trichrug…they did however call me on their way home in the car…thanks both.  I did speak to MW6XRN/p on his way up to Pen y Fan but never got a another contact with him :(   I was leaving HF to Jonathan as I had already visited  the summit for Winter Bonus in February
12:10z
2W0ZZU
144MHz
FM
Elgan
12:30z
MW6XRN/P
144MHz
FM

12:39z
GW1VQN/P
144MHz
FM
Karl s2s
12:43z
G1VXS/P
144MHz
FM
Steve
12:47z
MW0PJJ/M
144MHz
FM
Phil
12:48z
GW7RKC/M
144MHz
FM
Andy
12:51z
G3UDA
144MHz
FM
Ken
12:59z
G7RHF
144MHz
FM
Al
13:17z
GW7JMZ/M
144MHz
FM
John

Jonathan arrived soon after I finished on 2m but I prompted him to get the s2s with Karl who was still calling from Snowdon....in the log  :) 
Jonathan's set-up (see below)
10m fishing pole with linked dipole
 As I have always said it is well worth organising a joint activation with someone as it is nice to see how they approach an activation, this is especially so if you are starting out in SOTA. 
video
Jonathan in QSO with regular SOTA chaser Mick M0MDA using his Icom IC7300
13:14z
GW1VQN/P
144MHz
FM
13:41z
OH1KT
14MHz
SSB
13:42z
VE1WT
14MHz
SSB
13:45z
OK2PDT
14MHz
SSB
13:45z
EU2UMM
14MHz
SSB
13:46z
N1GB
14MHz
SSB
13:46z
OH3GZ
14MHz
SSB
13:47z
HB9CGA
14MHz
SSB
13:48z
EA2CKX
14MHz
SSB
13:49z
SV2FLM
14MHz
SSB
13:49z
RV9DC
14MHz
SSB
13:50z
IZ8KPT
14MHz
SSB
14:06z
G4AZS
5MHz
SSB
14:08z
G6CNF
5MHz
SSB
14:08z
M0MDA
5MHz
SSB
14:09z
G4IAR
5MHz
SSB
14:10z
G8VNW
5MHz
SSB
14:12z
M5AFG
5MHz
SSB
14:14z
M0JLA
5MHz
SSB
14:15z
MK0BKV
5MHz
SSB
14:16z
G8ADD
5MHz
SSB
14:16z
G8ADD
5MHz
SSB
14:18z
M0NTC
5MHz
SSB
14:19z
M0RGZ
5MHz
SSB
14:21z
G0GWY
5MHz
SSB
14:21z
G0GWY
5MHz
SSB
14:24z
GM4WHA
5MHz
SSB
14:27z
MW0CSD
5MHz
SSB
14:47z
PA7RA
7MHz
SSB
14:48z
EA2DT
7MHz
SSB
14:49z
DD0VE
7MHz
SSB
14:50z
IW3AGO
7MHz
SSB
14:50z
DK3DUA
7MHz
SSB
14:51z
HB9AGH
7MHz
SSB
Jonathan's Log
Now Jonathan and I have done a fair few summits but you are never too old to learn and it was great to see his Elecraft KX3 and homebrew linear in action and to discuss antenna configurations and designs for SOTA…we enjoyed quite a few hours of chatting and playing radio…more chatting than radio :)  …thanks Jonathan.

As yet Jonathan has not uploaded his log to the database but as soon as he does I will post it here.
My activation set up today:-  ) Yaesu FT270  (5watts) + 2m Dipole.  Antenna support - 7m Fishing pole.
Jonathan’s set up:- Elecraft KX3, homebrew linear with 9Ah LiPo, Antenna support – 10m Fishing pole with linked dipole.
Thanks everyone for the contacts.


73 Allan GW4VPX and Jonathan GW2HFR

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