Tuesday, 22 August 2017

GW/MW-028- Frenni Fawr

GW/MW-028- Frenni  Fawr

22/08/1017

Back on the hills in GW

Park in the lay-by at SN188359
More of a test today to see if my back would protest to carrying a rucksack with radio gear in it on to a SOTA summit…thankfully all went well which means Val and I can get back to activate a few of those uniques that I need to tick off the list :)  
On my way....
Trig ahead...
The bands were not behaving today with some very rapid QSB (fading) but nevertheless I made quite a few contacts including eight s2s.
Just out of the wind and prepared for rain
09:47z
G4WHA/A
5MHz
SSB
Geoff
09:50z
G0VWP
5MHz
SSB
Terry
09:50z
G0FEX
5MHz
SSB
Ken
09:52z
GW6DGU
144MHz
FM
Roy
09:53z
G4OBK
5MHz
SSB
Phil
09:55z
F/M0WML/P
7MHz
SSB
Gerald s2s
10:03z
GW0RUD
144MHz
FM
Peter
10:05z
GW4TQD
144MHz
FM
John
10:09z
G0RQL
144MHz
FM
Don
10:15z
GW4TQD
433MHz
FM
John diff band
10:17z
G0RQL
433MHz
FM
Don diff band
10:20z
GW6DGU
433MHz
FM
Roy diff band
10:26z
G0RQL
3.5MHz
SSB
Don diff band
10:32z
EI9GLB
3.5MHz
SSB
Jim
10:35z
G0VWP
3.5MHz
SSB
Terry diff band
10:41z
OE5JKL/P
14MHz
SSB
Karl s2s
10:43z
EA2LU
14MHz
SSB
Jorge
10:47z
CT1BQH
14MHz
SSB
Carlos
10:47z
OK1BZ/P
14MHz
SSB
Jaroslav
10:49z
DJ5AV
14MHz
SSB
Michael
10:50z
HB9MKV
14MHz
SSB
Rudi
10:52z
GW4AZS/P
144MHz
FM
Adrian s2s
10:55z
GW4TGJ/P
144MHz
FM
Richard s2s
11:15z
DJ5AV
7MHz
SSB
Michael diff band
11:16z
G0FEX
7MHz
SSB
Ken diff band
11:17z
G0RQL
7MHz
SSB
Don diff band
11:18z
PD1CW
7MHz
SSB
Patrick
11:29z
HB9OME/P
7MHz
SSB
Robert s2s
11:43z
DC1SK/P
14MHz
SSB
Stefan s2s
11:54z
OE5DHP/P
14MHz
SSB
Harald s2s
11:59z
IK5PWQ/P
14MHz
SSB
Stefano s2s
12:01z
G4WSB
14MHz
SSB
Bill
12:02z
DL4YAR
14MHz
SSB
Theo
Chasing s2s
I had quite a bit of fun on 70cms with Don G0RQL making my log with genuine 5/9 each way.  I was using a Nagoya NA-771 (2m/70cms) whip on my Kenwood TH-F7 with 5 watts.  Don’s beam was horizontally polarised and I was vertical and standing at the Trig…not a bad trip to Holsworthy in Devon :)
View from the Trig...Holsworthy, Devon..somewhere in that direction
Purple heather and a view towards Fishguard and Mynydd Carningli

It was nice to get Gerald F/M0WML/P in the log…activating a 10 point summit in France .  Gerald and I had arranged a sked via text and it all worked out perfectly….thanks G.  Only two GW summits in the log today, one from Adrian and the other from Richard GW4TGJ who is new to SOTA…thanks both of you.  
Towards Cardigan Bay
After chasing a few s2s it came as quite a shock to me to hear Bill G4WSB booming in at a genuine 5/9 on 20m and giving me 5/9 also…like me he hadn’t had much success on the other bands and was over the moon to get me in his log…thanks Bill.

Activation set up:-  (HF) Yaesu FT817 (4Ah LiPo), UK-MX 50M linear (for 817) and (4Ah LiPo) Antenna - 3 band link dipole (60/40/20 (+15m extensions +80m loading coils), VHF)  Yaesu FT270 (5watts) into a ‘cable tie’ dipole Kenwood TH-F7 for 70cms 
Antenna support - 7m Fishing pole.

Thanks everyone for the contacts
73 Allan GW4VPX