Friday, 22 November 2013

GW/MW-016

Summit Information for GW/MW-016
Pen y Garn-goch - 487m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 8 19 N, Longitude: 3 37 55 W
Grid Reference: SN 884502, QTH Locator: IO82ED 
Today's Sunrise: 07:46 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:15 UTC 

Joint activation with Allan GW4VPX & Mal GW6OVD

For today's activation of Pen Y Garn-goch I was joined for the first time by Allan, (GW4VPX). 
We left the main road (A483) and took the narrow lane north west to Bwlchmawr Farm 
SN 893 508 where the lane heads south west.  After about 600M we came to the forestry track on the right, and followed this as it zig zagged up the mountain towards the summit.  Eventually we came to a clearing at SN-885-502 with a spectacular view of the valley below and Mynydd Eppynt.  Here the vehicle track end,s but there is a clearly defined path which heads north and then curls around behind the trig point.  
At the summit there is a large clearing surrounded by mature trees which offer good shelter from the wind.  
After reading several activation reports on the SOTA website we were a little apprehensive about this one, but we found our experience to be entirely positive and enjoyed the day very much.
73, Mal  


















Date:22/Nov/2013 Summit:GW/MW-016 (Pen y Garn-goch) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
11:23zG0IML7MHzSSBBarry S2S G/SE013
11:58zG0VOF5MHzSSBMark
11:59zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
12:02zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
12:02zG4ASA5MHzSSBDave S2S TW-002
12:04zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
12:05zG3ORP5MHzSSBPeter
12:06zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
12:07zG4UNB5MHzSSBDavid
12:09zGM3XOQ5MHzSSBPeter
12:11zG1PIE5MHzSSBMark
12:13zG3VHH5MHzSSBJohn
12:18zGW0UHO144MHzFMPeter
12:26zMW1AND7MHzSSBMel

Date:22/Nov/2013 Summit:GW/MW-016 (Pen y Garn-goch) Call Used:GW4VPX/P 


TimeCallBandModeNotes
11:25zM0IML/P7MHzSSBBarry s2s
11:32zG4VOF5MHzSSBMark
11:34zG4UPE5MHzSSBDick
11:36zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
11:37zG6WRW5MHzSSBCarolyn
11:37zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
11:38zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
11:40zG8TMV5MHzSSBColin
11:40zGI4ONL5MHzSSBVictor
11:41zG6ODU5MHzSSBBob
11:42zM0JLA5MHzSSBRod
11:43zG3RDQ5MHzSSBDavid
11:45zG3TJE/P5MHzSSB
11:47zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
11:53zG3XQE7MHzSSB
11:55zG0VWP7MHzSSB
11:55z2E0FGQ7MHzSSBNick
11:56zM1CNL7MHzSSBPeter
11:57zG3VXJ7MHzSSB
11:58zG4ZRP7MHzSSBBrian
11:59z2E0YYY/P7MHzSSBMike s2s
12:00zG4ASA/P7MHzSSBDave s2s
12:00zG6TUH7MHzSSBMike
12:01zM3XIE7MHzSSBDave
12:01zGM0AXY7MHzSSBKen
12:02zDJ5AV7MHzSSBMichael
12:02zGM4YMM7MHzSSBChristine
12:03zG4CQR7MHzSSBDave
12:03zM0IML/P7MHzSSBBarry s2s diff band
12:04zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
12:05zG0FEX7MHzSSBKen
12:06zEI5DD7MHzSSBSteve
12:07zG0BFJ7MHzSSB
12:07zG7BGA7MHzSSB
12:07zMW6GWR7MHzSSBRicky
12:08zG0OTT7MHzSSB
12:08zG1PIE7MHzSSBMark
12:09zG0TRB7MHzSSBRoger
12:09zDL4XX7MHzSSB
12:10zDL7UCW7MHzSSB
12:10zG0CAM7MHzSSBCam
12:10zMM0USU7MHzSSBAndy
12:11zPA0B7MHzSSBRob
12:12zEA2CKX7MHzSSBPedro
12:13z2E0GBK7MHzSSBKeith
12:13zON7KJW7MHzSSB
12:14zDL2KAS7MHzSSB
12:15zM0NTC7MHzSSBGez
12:15zEA1LQ7MHzSSB
12:17zG4ZIB7MHzSSB
12:17zG0FVH7MHzSSBDavid
12:17zG3OKA7MHzSSB
12:18zM6JTJ7MHzSSB
12:19zG6RQA7MHzSSBDavid
12:24zMW1AND7MHzSSBMel

Thursday, 14 November 2013

GW/MW-034 & 036




Summit Information for GW/MW-034
Mynydd Cynros - 329m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 51 58 31 N, Longitude: 4 0 38 W
Grid Reference: SN 620327, QTH Locator: IO71XX 
Today's Sunrise: 07:33 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:27 UTC


For today's activation of Mynyss Cynros I chose not to take the traditional route from Talley as it would mean having the very brisk wind in my face for the ascent.  Instead I parked at SN 069 324 where there is just about enough room to park 1 car without causing an obstruction.  From hear I headed east through the gate following the tree line up to the point where you can cross the stream. (SN 612 324)
After crossing the stream I continued following the fence until I reached another gate where there is a track all the way to the summit.  My activation was limited to 60 meters today as the wind was so strong at the summit my fishing pole was bending like a s hook!  With 21 contacts logged on 60 I decided not to push my luck any further as I would be needing the pole for my next activation (GW/MW-036)





















Date:14/Nov/2013 Summit:GW/MW-034 (Mynydd Cynros) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
01:039zG4ASA5MHzSSBDave S2S TW-005
10:42zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
10:43zG6ODU5MHzSSBBob
10:44zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
10:45zG8GTD5MHzSSBSteve
10:46zG1PIE5MHzSSBMark
10:47zG4DDL5MHzSSBMike
10:47zG4ISJ5MHzSSBPeter
10:48zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
10:48zG0ELJ5MHzSSBDave
10:49zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:50zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
10:51zM0IML5MHzSSBBarry S2S G/SE013
10:53zGI0ONL5MHzSSBVictor
10:53zG8TMV5MHzSSBColin
10:55zGW6DGU5MHzSSBRoy
10:57zM0JLA5MHzSSBRod
10:57zGI0HWO5MHzSSBJohn
10:59zG4CPA5MHzSSBGeoff
11:00zGW4VPX5MHzSSBAllan S2S GW/MW-021
11:02zG8HQJ5MHzSSBBarry



Summit Information for GW/MW-036
Pen-crug-melyn - 326m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 51 56 5 N, Longitude: 4 10 49 W
Grid Reference: SN 502285, QTH Locator: IO71VW 
Today's Sunrise: 07:34 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:28 UTC 


This activation is very straightforward,  from my starting point at SN 501 282 you can clearly see the trig point on the horizon to the north east just over 300 meters away.  This time I chose to set up a little to the right of the trig point, well away from the overhead power lines,using the trees to shelter the antenna.  Not ideal I admit, but judging by my log it didn't have too much of a detrimental effect on signals, with good reports exchanged both ways. 
Many thanks to all who assisted with today's activation's of GW/MW 034 & 036,  and apologies to any stations I was unable to work.

73  Mal   GW6OVD





















Date:14/Nov/2013 Summit:GW/MW-036 (Pen-crug-melyn) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
12:34zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
12:40zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
12:42zG6ODU5MHzSSBBob
12:42zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
12:43zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
12:51zON7TWA7MHzSSBGeert
12:55zDL1DVE7MHzSSBThomas
12:56zEA1DFP7MHzSSBQuique
12:56zG0TRB7MHzSSBRoger
12:57zMW0ZAP7MHzSSBJames
12:58zG0ELJ7MHzSSBDave
12:59zEA2CKX7MHzSSBPedro
13:00zDL2KAS7MHzSSBHanz
13:01zM1CNL7MHzSSBPeter
13:02zDF5WA7MHzSSBBerthold
13:03zG6ENN7MHzSSBDavid
13:04zMW6GWR7MHzSSBRicky
13:04zON4TA7MHzSSBPhil
13:05zDL8UVG7MHzSSBVolkhard
13:06zG0VWP7MHzSSBTerry
13:07zM3XIE7MHzSSBDave
13:07zIK3SAW7MHzSSBAmbrogio
13:08zF6HDW7MHzSSBJean Claude
13:09zDL3HXX7MHzSSBLothar
13:10zG1PIE7MHzSSBMark
13:11zOE7PHI7MHzSSBHansjoerg
13:11zDG0JMB7MHzSSBJoerg
13:12zG4CPA7MHzSSBGeoff
13:13zEI3KD7MHzSSBRodney
13:13zMM0USU7MHzSSBAndy


Thursday, 7 November 2013

GW/MW-025


 GW/MW-025  The Begwns 
415m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 5 25 N, Longitude: 3 14 5 W
Grid Reference: SO 155443, QTH Locator: IO82JC 

Lying about 4 miles to the north of Glasbury, Begwns, or "The Roundabout" as it's known locally, is a great summit for the newcomer to SOTA.  
The access road is very narrow with few passing points but once you reach the common there is ample parking alongside the road. 
At well under a kilometers walk and just 45 meters of ascent this is an easy yet enjoyable summit to visit.  
Near the trig point there is a small wooded area surrounded by a dry stone wall which offers good shelter from the wind.  Within this walled area is large semicircular seat which I chose to use to set up my equipment for this activation.  It was a little tricky avoiding the trees when setting up my 60m inverted V but the results proved it to be worth the effort.
All in all, a very pleasant activation and I'm sure I will revisiting this one many times in years to come.
Many thanks to all those who helped with today's activation of  GW/MW-025.











Date:07/Nov/2013 Summit:GW/MW-025 (The Begwns) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 


TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:20zGI4ONL5MHzSSBVictor
10:22zG1PIE5MHzSSBMark
10:23zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:24zG3VOT5MHzSSBGeorge
10:25zG6ODU5MHzSSBBob
10:27zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:28zG0GNE5MHzSSBRobin
10:30zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
10:31zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
10:32zG8ADD5MHzSSBBrian
10:34zG8MIA5MHzSSBAndy
10:35zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
10:37zG0CIW5MHzSSBDennis
10:38zM0IML5MHzSSBBarry S2S SE015
10:42zM3XIE7MHzSSBDave
10:44zG0VWP7MHzSSBTerry
10:45zMW6GWR7MHzSSBRicky
10:46zG4ZRP7MHzSSBBrian
10:46zDJ5AV7MHzSSBMike
10:48zM1CNL7MHzSSBPeter
10:49zG3YCH7MHzSSBJohn
10:50zDK7ZH7MHzSSBManfred
10:51zHB9AAQ7MHzSSBFred
10:52zDK8PX7MHzSSBPeter
10:53zON7TWA7MHzSSBGeert
10:54zDL3HXX7MHzSSBLothar
10:54zDL2KAS7MHzSSBHanz
10:55zG4PNI7MHzSSBKen
10:56zON4FI7MHzSSBKarel
10:57zOE8SPW7MHzSSBPaul
10:58zSM6DER7MHzSSBSten
11:00zON7KJW7MHzSSBJohn
11:02zOE7PHI7MHzSSBHonsjoerg
11:03zG0ELJ7MHzSSBDave
11:04zM6DHH7MHzSSBGarry
11:07zG3YHF144MHzFMChris
11:10zM0ZVR144MHzFMBarry
11:13zG3LVP144MHzFMKen
11:18zG8AOJ144MHzFMGeorge
11:20zG4TXF144MHzFMColin
11:24z2E0FRO144MHzFMPaul
11:25zG0KHK144MHzFMPaul