Wednesday, 13 March 2013

GW/SW-002


Summit Information for GW/SW-002
Waun Fach - 811m, 8 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 57 46 N, Longitude: 3 8 38 W
Grid Reference: SO 215300, QTH Locator: IO81KX 

Video of 2012 activations


For my second visit to this summit, I decided to try a different route, but still using the same start point, the car park at SO 252  284.  
From the car park I walked up stream for a few hundred metres, until I came to a rough stone track on my left, which runs all the way up to the dam at Grwyne Fawr reservoir (SO233 308).  A pleasant walk with a gentle gradient and great views of the valley.  As I approached the dam I could see that the over spill from the reservoir was frozen solid on the dam face. Luckily for me, the weather had warmed up considerably flowing the freezing temperatures and high winds of the previous few days. 
After crossing the dam I headed directly for the summit which was only another 2k away, with an accent of around 280m.
On arrival I was very pleased to find that the ankle deep mud Andy and I had encountered on our last visit was frozen solid, and I was able to find a sheltered spot out of the wind.  Shortly after setting up, the contacts came rolling in and I quickly filled a page in my log without too much effort.  
Many thanks to all those who took the trouble to help with my second activation of Waun Fach,
73  Mal (GW6OVD/P)









TimeCallBandModeNotes
11:51zGW6DGU144MHzFMROY
11:55zM0NTC144MHzFMJEZ
11:57zG8DJN144MHzFMJOHN
11:58zM6FOA144MHzFMRICK
12:01z2E0YYY144MHzFMMIKE
12:02zM0JLA144MHzFMRod
12:03zM0IBC144MHzFMDAVE
12:04zMW1AND144MHzFMMEL
12:07zG0RQL144MHzFMDON
12:08zM6RZX144MHzFMBEN
12:14zG3LVP144MHzFMKEN
12:21zG3RSF144MHzFMALAN
12:23zM6RGF144MHzFMRUSS
12:24zG4WTF144MHzFMIAN
12:26z2E0CLZ144MHzFMANDY
12:29zM1JMH144MHzFMJOHN
12:30zG6LUZ144MHzFMSTEVE
12:33zG3SMT144MHzFMPETER
12:39z2E0CHV144MHzFMSIMON
12:42z2E0ZSU144MHzFMPETER
12:45zG4FAP144MHzFMROGER
12:49zM0TVU144MHzFMPAUL
12:50zM0VNG144MHzFMMAX
12:52zMW0TOX144MHzFMBAZ
12:55zG7ORT144MHzFMDEREK
12:58zG1TUK144MHzFMCOLIN

Saturday, 2 March 2013

GW/MW-001


Summit Information for GW/MW-001
Plynlimon-Pen Pumlumon Fawr - 752m, 6 points
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 27 59 N, Longitude: 3 47 2 W
Grid Reference: SN 789869, QTH Locator: IO82CL 


Video of 2012 activations


For today's activation of Plinlimon, Andy, (GW7RKC)and myself, Mal (GW6OVD) met up around 9.00 for the hour and a half drive to our starting point. 
As we arrived there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and just a light breeze, what a great day for walking!










Plenty of parking at our start point SN797-840 just off the A44 but there is a charge of £3.00 for the day.








From the car park go through the farm yard, past the scary dogs through the gate marked "All walks" and follow the rough road for a couple of K







Although it was a beautiful  sunny day there were plenty of signs along the way that winter hadn't quite finished with us yet.
At one point our path was crossed by a baby badger, no bigger than a cat.









When we reached SN794-856 we left the road and headed NW up the path towards the summit.  The path is still a little vague in places but better than our last visit in 2012








Andy (GW7RKC) busy on 2m shortly after setting up.  
A very good VHF site with contacts as far as Northern Ireland and well into the Pennines on FM
A little cooler at 752m asl!



Log for Mal GW6OVD
TimeCallBandModeNotes
12:06zM3XIE144MHzFMDAVE
12:12zG4WTF144MHzFMIAN
12:15zGW6GDU144MHzFMROY
12:15z2E0YYY144MHzFMMIKE
12:23zMW6GWR144MHzFMRICKY
12:24zG8XYJ144MHzFMMATT
12:34zMW0IML144MHzFMBARRY
12:37zMI0RRE144MHzFMROB
12:39zMW1AND144MHzFMMEL
12:41zG0RQL144MHzFMDON
12:42zM1JMH144MHzFMJOHN
12:45zM0JLA144MHzFMROD
12:47z2E0MDJ144MHzFMMATT
12:54zM6DHM144MHzFMDAMIAN
12:56z2E0CTG144MHzFMMARTIN
12:57z2E0PRF144MHzFMPAUL
12:57zG4AZS144MHzFMADRIAN
12:58zM3UGN144MHzFMEDDIE
12:59zGW0IRT144MHzFMPHIL
13:01zMW0HGY144MHzFMJIMMY
13:02zM0TYM144MHzFMAL
13:05zG7EDZ144MHzFMMARK
13:18zM0YDH144MHzFM
13:21zMW3WSC144MHzFMWILL
13:23zM6FOA144MHzFMMICK
13:27z2E0GDA144MHzFMGERALD