Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Myarth GW/SW-036


Summit Information for GW/SW-035
Myarth - 292m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 52 46 N, Longitude: 3 12 20 W
Grid Reference: SO 171208, QTH Locator: IO81JV 


Myarth, a densely wooded mountain which just happened to be the only SW summit I had not yet activated.  
After Phil and I had obtained permission from the Glanusk Estate who own the land, we found just enough room to park the car without causing any problems at SO181 200.  We headed west along the road for a short distance until we picked up the track NW towards the summit.  Even after a month without rain the track was very wet and muddy underfoot.  After about 500 meters we joined a larger track which was a lot easier going, but it soon became obvious we needed to apply plenty of bug spray.  The track is quiet but it is sometimes used by estate vehicles harvesting trees from the hillside.  
Its only about 2.3K to the summit with a gentle gradient most of the way and lots of shade. 
We set up a full size inverted V for 40 & 60 plus our trusty slim jim for 2M in a small clearing near the summit.  After working Rod MW0JLA and Viki MW6BWA on 2m , who were on a nearby summit, it soon became clear that this was a pretty poor location for VHF.
We spent the rest of our time at the summit on 60 and 40 with contacts all around the UK and several in Europe.  The inverted V dipole gave a very good account of itself on this,its first outing, and I'm sure its going to become part of our regular kit.
Many thanks to all stations who helped with our first activation of Myarth, GW/SW-035
73, Mal (GW6OVD)






Phil MV0PJJ  sporting his anti gnat hat








Log for GW6OVD
TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:03zMW6BWA/P144MHzFMViki
10:07zMW0JLA/P144MHzFMRod
10:25zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:33zG4OBK5MHzSSBPhil
10:34zGV8MIA5MHzSSBAndy
10:35zG4JZF5MHzSSBGraham
10:36zG6MZX5MHzSSBGeoff
10:42zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
10:45zMW0TOX5MHzSSBBaz
10:48zG0RQI7MHzSSBDon
10:52zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
10:53zEB2CZF7MHzSSBJose
10:54zMW3PZO7MHzSSBSean
11:00zDF5WA7MHzSSBBerthold
11:04zPE1PIC7MHzSSBKeesjan
11:06zM0NTC7MHzSSBJez
11:07zPA0B7MHzSSBRob
11:08zG0TRB7MHzSSBRoger
11:09zM0TRO7MHzSSBTony
11:10zDL2KAS7MHzSSBHans
11:11zM0TVU7MHzSSBPaul


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