Tuesday, 9 July 2013

GW/SW 039, 036 & 028

Summit Information for GW/SW-039
Mynydd Llangyndeyrn - 262m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 47 48 N, Longitude: 4 12 10 W
Grid Reference: SN 482132, QTH Locator: IO71VT 

What a fantastic day for a few SOTA  activations! 27deg.C with a light breeze to take the edge off. 
On my own again today so I took a leisurely drive down the M4 towards Carmarthen to the starting point for my first activation of the day SN478 128. 
From here there is a path straight to the summit, about 10 minutes easy walk away.  
Strange conditions on vhf today, with some qrp stations coming in from Cornwall but very quiet locally. Worked a couple of summit to summits but very surprised to work one of my regulars, Dave MV0IBC from Rowley Regis from here.
The contacts soon dried up on 2 meters so I set off for the second summit of the day GW/SW-036


Summit Information for GW/SW-036
Mynydd Sylen - 284m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 45 3 N, Longitude: 4 9 9 W
Grid Reference: SN 515080, QTH Locator: IO71WS 

At the second summit there are a couple of large transmitting masts so I was half expecting a little breakthrough on 2 meters but I did not experience any. 
 It took quite a lot of effort to get my 4 contacts in the log, I think everyone must be sunning themselves in the garden today hi hi.
Very easy to access this summit as it is only a couple of hundred yards from the road.


Summit Information for GW/SW-028
Mynydd y Betws - 374m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 46 1 N, Longitude: 3 56 15 W
Grid Reference: SN 664094, QTH Locator: IO81AS 

I arrived at my final summit at around 12.10Z and set up for my final activation of the day. 
Again, very quiet on 2 meters locally taking an hour to get 5 contacts, but a qso with Ian, GJ7DNJ followed by a summit to summit with Colin, GM4UXH on 5Mhz, who was making the first ever activation of GM/SI-054 made a great end to the day.  Many thanks to all those who helped with my 3 activation's today. 
73, Mal GW6OVD


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