Tuesday, 29 October 2013

GW/SW-031

 GW/SW-031  Mynydd Uchaf - 358m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 46 35 N, Longitude: 3 51 45 W
Grid Reference: SN 716103, QTH Locator: IO81BS 
Today's Sunrise: 07:03 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:54 UTC 


Forecast looking good today following the recent storms, so I took the opportunity to revisit Mynydd Uchaf. Time was limited so this looked like a good choice.  I parked on the grass at SN717 095 and headed off north towards the summit just under 1 kilometer away.  The path is a little vague  and quite wet underfoot in places but very easy walking  as the gradient is very gentle.  At the summit there are plenty of deep hollows and also the ruins of a small building which offer good shelter from the wind.  
After exhausting 5Mhz I spent some time on 7Mhz, but the band was extremely busy, making it hard to find a quiet spot. I eventually settled on 7.125Mhz and it wasn't long before Allan (GW4VPX) came back to my call, and was kind enough to put a spot on.  After that it became very busy and the contacts rolled in thick and fast.
Many thanks to all those who helped with my activation of GW/SW-031 and my apologies to anyone I wasn't able to work.





















Date:29/Oct/2013 Summit:GW/SW-031 (Mynydd Uchaf) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:15zM0VEY5MHzSSBphil
10:19zM0JLA5MHzSSBRod
10:20zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:21zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
10:22zG6ODU5MHzSSBBob
10:23zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
10:24zGI4ONL5MHzSSBVivtor
10:25zG4IAR5MHzSSBDave
10:26zG0TDM5MHzSSBJohn
10:27zM0IML5MHzSSBBarry
10:27zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
10:28zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
10:30zG4OBK5MHzSSBPhil
10:32zG3TJE5MHzSSBPeter
10:33zG0ELJ5MHzSSBDave
10:35zG4NYY5MHzSSBWalt
10:37zG4AFI5MHzSSBAndrew
10:38zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
10:46zMW0PJJ7MHzSSBPhil
10:53zG4ILA7MHzSSBJohn
10:56zGW4VPX7MHzSSBAllan
10:58zG4AFI7MHzSSBAndrew
11:00zDJ5AV7MHzSSBMichael
11:00zG3OHC7MHzSSBGraham
11:02zDK7ZH7MHzSSBManfred
11:03zG4CQR7MHzSSBDave
11:04zMM0USU7MHzSSBAndy
11:05zG0TRB7MHzSSBRoger
11:06zGW3UZS7MHzSSBJeff
11:07zG0GWY7MHzSSBGeoff
11:08zG0BFJ7MHzSSBBrian
11:09zG3OKA7MHzSSBJohn
11:09zG0FEX7MHzSSBKen
11:10zG1PIE7MHzSSBMark
11:11zG4OOE7MHzSSBMick
11:12zG1OHH7MHzSSBSue
11:13zDJ5WA7MHzSSBBerthold
11:14zM3XIE7MHzSSBDave
11:14zM6PYG7MHzSSBGeoff
11:15zGM0AXY7MHzSSBKen
11:15zG3KIP7MHzSSBKen
11:16zEI2KD7MHzSSBRodney
11:17zG7BGA7MHzSSBGeoff
11:17zM6BLV7MHzSSBJohn
11:17zF4FWO7MHzSSBSelvain
11:21zG4TJU7MHzSSBFred
11:21zPA0B7MHzSSBRob
11:23zG8MIA7MHzSSBAndy
11:24zMM0KCD7MHzSSBKen
11:24zM0SSD7MHzSSBGeorge
11:26zEA2CKX7MHzSSBPedro



Friday, 25 October 2013

GW/SW-020 & G/WB-013

Activation Date 23/10/13

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 
Today's Sunrise: 06:53 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:57 UTC 













Date:23/Oct/2013 Summit:GW/SW-020 (Graig Syfyrddin) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:23zG0XAE144MHzFMMike
10:25zG0RQL144MHzFMDon
10:26zG4ENZ144MHzFMMartin
10:27zM0JLA144MHzFMRod
10:29zG4NKU144MHzFMDave
10:31zGW4VPX144MHzFMAllan S2S GW/SW-18
10:33zM0HCU144MHzFMDon
10:39zG0GNE5MHzSSBRobin
10:40zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:42zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:43zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
10:44zM0IML5MHzSSBBarry
10:45zM0JMV5MHzSSBDerek
10:45zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
10:46zG0TBA5MHzSSBRoger
10:46zG1PIE5MHzSSBMark
10:47zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
10:48zG0ELJ5MHzSSBDave
10:50zG1OHH5MHzSSBSue
10:52zG6ODU5MHzSSBBob
11:00zG3PLX5MHzSSBPeter
11:05zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
11:06zG4JTR5MHzSSBVincent






Summit Information for G/WB-013
Garway Hill - 366m, 1 point
Association: England  Region: Welsh Borders   
Latitude: 51 55 16 N, Longitude: 2 49 13 W
Grid Reference: SO 436250, QTH Locator: IO81OW 
Today's Sunrise: 06:52 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:57 UTC























Date:23/Oct/2013 Summit:G/WB-013 (Garway Hill) Call Used:G6OVD /P
TimeCallBandModeNotes
13:00zG0GNE5MHzSSBRobin
13:02zG0HNW5MHzSSBPaul
13:10zM0HCU144MHzFMDon
13:12z2E0HOQ144MHzFMNeil
13:14zG7AZC144MHzFMAllan
13:26zM0JLA144MHzFMRod
13:28zG7ADZ144MHzFMMark
13:33zG7OPB144MHzFMAndy
13:35zM6DCL144MHzFMDavid
14:05zMW0PHT/P144MHzFMCraig S2S SW-001
14:12zG3XQE144MHzFMKen
14:20zGW4OBK/P144MHzFMPhil S2S SW-020
14:21zMW6PYG144MHzFMGeoff S2S SW-020




Friday, 4 October 2013

GW/SW-019





Summit Information for GW/SW-019
Mynydd Twyn-glas - 472m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 40 26 N, Longitude: 3 4 22 W
Grid Reference: ST 259978, QTH Locator: IO81LQ 
Today's Sunrise: 06:17 UTC, Today's Sunset: 17:44 UTC

My second visit to Mynydd Twyn Glas began with the 2.5k walk from the start point near the cattle grid at ST236 980.  The visibility was down to 50m and it was raining steadily.  Quite an easy summit to access with a loads of room for antennas and a gently climbing gravel track all the way. This is not the most popular summit and you are unlikely to see anyone apart from a few sheep.  As the day progressed the WX deteriorated still further so after an hour or so working 60 and 40 I decided to call it a day and head off home for a nice hot cup of tea and some lunch.









                   Summit:GW/SW-019 (Mynydd Twyn-glas) Call Used: GW6OVD/P

TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:07zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
10:10zG4FQI5MHzSSBMalcolm
10:12zGW4VPX5MHzSSBAllan
10:14zM0XMR5MHzSSBDennis
10:15zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
10:16zG6WRW5MHzSSBKaern
10:17zPB0AMU7MHzSSBAd
10:18zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:19zG0TRB5MHzSSBJohn
10:20zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
10:22zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:27zG8MIA5MHzSSBAndy
10:29zG1OHH5MHzSSBSue
10:34zGW4VPX7MHzSSBAllan
10:35zG1OHH7MHzSSBSue
10:37zG3OKA7MHzSSBJohn
10:38zG3NYY7MHzSSBWalt
10:40zM0BKV7MHzSSBDamian
10:41zG6TUH7MHzSSBMike
10:42zG6ODU7MHzSSBBob
10:43zG0TDM7MHzSSBJohn
10:43zM0NTC7MHzSSBJez
10:44zM3XIE7MHzSSBDave
10:44zM0IML7MHzSSBBarry
10:45zG4JFZ7MHzSSBGraham
10:46zG4OIG7MHzSSBGerald
10:47zG0TRB7MHzSSBJohn
10:48zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
10:48zMW6GWR7MHzSSBRicky
10:49zDK2KAS7MHzSSBHans
10:49zMW3PZO7MHzSSBSean
10:50zG4GEW7MHzSSBPeter
10:51zPA3CDN7MHzSSBFrank
10:52zM0JLA7MHzSSBRod
10:55zON4TA7MHzSSBPhil
10:56zPA0B7MHzSSBRob
10:57zEI2KD7MHzSSBRodney