Sunday, 18 November 2012

GW/SW-023


Summit Information for GW/SW-023

Allt yr Esgair - 393m, 1 point

Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 54 37 N, Longitude: 3 16 19 W
Grid Reference: SO 126243, QTH Locator: IO81IV 

GW/SW-023

Plenty of parking at the village hall (SO122-256) for this one, and there is a well defined path rising steadily to the summit, but be warned, at this time of year it is very muddy and slippery.
At the summit there is plenty of room for antennas and a nice little bench to operate from.  Good views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains but the take off on VHF is not the best.




The river Usk winding its way through the valley

Llangorse Lake overlooked by Mynydd Troed

Pen Y Fan and Cribyn in the distance





Today's log for GW6OVD

Time
Callsign
Band
Mode
Notes
     location
11:47
2W0RHI
144MHz
FM
Tony
Brecon
11:55
G4VCH
144MHz
FM
Chris
Kington
12:04
MW0TOX
144MHz
FM
Baz
Aberdare
12:19
GW4SXA
144MHz
FM
Paul
Aberdare
12:10
G7LSR
144MHz
FM
Ken
Yate
12:11
G2FTY
144MHz
FM
Geoff
Redditch
12:25
MW0PJJ
144MHz
FM
Phil
Aberdare
12:26
MW0JLA
144MHz
FM
Rod
GW/SW-001
12:30
MW6BWA
144MHz
FM
Viki
GW/SW-001
12:31
2W0ZJA
144MHz
FM
Dave
Brecon
12:39
M0PNN
144MHz
SSB
Paul
Shropshire
13:04
2E0MBS
144MHz
FM
Martin
Devizes

Saturday, 10 November 2012

GW/SW020



Summit Information for GW/SW-020

Graig Syfyrddin - 423m, 1 point Association: Wales   

Region: South Wales  
Latitude: 51 53 3 N, Longitude: 2 52 7 W
Grid Reference: SO 403210, QTH Locator: IO81NV






  Time            Callsign                Band                  Mode                 Notes        
         13:59          2W0ZJA   144MHz    FMDave
14:08M6FOA144MHzFMMick
14:202E0CHO144MHzFMJim
14:23G4PPC144MHzFMBrian
14:32G4SGI144MHzFMSimon
14:35G4TXF144MHzFMColin

GW/SW016


10th November 2012

Summit Information for GW/SW-016

Ysgyryd Fawr - 486m, 1 point

Association: Wales  Region: South Wales  
Latitude: 51 51 29 N, Longitude: 2 58 22 W
Grid Reference: SO 331182, QTH Locator: IO81MU


At our starting point at SO328-163 there is ample parking for 8-10 cars, but this summit is very popular with walkers so arrive early.  
There is a good path which rises steeply through the woods and most of the 260mtr assent is done in the first kilometer or so.  There are a couple of well placed benches along this route should you need a rest.
As you emerge from the woods its not long before you can start to appreciate the incredible views that make this summit one of the most enjoyable we have visited.
The gradient becomes lees steep from here and soon  the summit was in sight.
We couldn't have picked a better day for this one, just a light breeze, warm sunshine and excellent visibility.
We found that the summit had a good VHF takeoff and we soon completed our activation and were packing up to move on to our second summit of the day GW/SW-020.

A great day and a well earned 1 point!


TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
11:32M3ZCB144MHzFMCarolineSumit to Sumit G/SC009
11:33M1MAJ144MHzFMMartynSumit to Sumit G/SC009
11:40MW1AND144MHzFMMel
11:42M6JCE144MHzFMJulian
11:52G4WUH144MHzFMIan
11:54GW4SXA144MHzFMPaul
11:56GW0SFI144MHzFMBaz
11:59M0SBF144MHzFMSteve