Friday, 31 October 2014

GW/SW-030 + GW/SW-024



Summit Information for GW/SW-030
Mynydd Machen - 362m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 36 12 N, Longitude: 3 7 24 W
Grid Reference: ST 223900, QTH Locator: IO81KO 
Today's Sunrise: 07:03 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:48 UTC 

Date:31/Oct/2014 Summit:GW/SW-030 (Mynydd Machen) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
12:01zGW0IRT144MHzFMPhil
12:06zG8ADD5MHzSSBBrian
12:08zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
12:10zG4WSB5MHzSSBBILL
12:11zG0TDM5MHzSSBJohn
12:12zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
12:12zG0NES5MHzSSBDon
12:13zG8TMV5MHzSSBColin
12:15zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
12:16zG4ISJ5MHzSSBPeter
12:19zG0HRT5MHzSSBRob
12:19zG0GNE5MHzSSBRobin
12:20zG3VXJ5MHzSSBBob
12:30zON6ZO7MHzSSB
12:30zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
12:31zM0DGY7MHzSSBTom
12:32zM1TAP7MHzSSBAlan
12:33zON5SWA7MHzSSBFrans
12:34zG8VNW7MHzSSBNick
12:36zM0NAA7MHzSSBGordon
12:37zM0IML7MHzSSBBarry
12:39zG0HRT7MHzSSBRob
12:39zG4AZS7MHzSSBAdrian
12:40zGI4ONL7MHzSSBVictor
12:41zG0ELJ7MHzSSBDave
12:42zM0XOC7MHzSSBMike
12:43zG6RQA7MHzSSBDavid
12:44zEB2JU7MHzSSBJose
12:45zEA2CKX7MHzSSBPedro
12:46zM0YDH7MHzSSBDavid
12:47zG4OBK7MHzSSBPhil
12:53zDG3NEU/P14MHzSSBTobias S2S DM/BM-342


Summit Information for GW/SW-024
Mynydd y Lan - 385m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 37 26 N, Longitude: 3 8 43 W
Grid Reference: ST 208923, QTH Locator: IO81KO 
Today's Sunrise: 07:03 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:48 UTC 


Date:31/Oct/2014 Summit:GW/SW-024 (Mynydd y Lan) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
14:20zON6ZQ7MHzSSBDavid
14:21zG7UQF7MHzSSBMina
14:22zM0IML7MHzSSBBarry
14:22zG6WRW7MHzSSBCarolyn
14:23zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
14:24zG8ADD7MHzSSBBrian
14:24zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
14:25zG4WSB7MHzSSBBill
14:26zG3OKA7MHzSSBJohn
14:26zM1CNL7MHzSSBPeter
14:27zMM1AWV7MHzSSBBob
14:27zM0MDA7MHzSSBMick
14:28zG3XIV7MHzSSBGeoff
14:28zG8TMV7MHzSSBColin
14:29zM0YDH7MHzSSBDavid
14:29zDL2EF7MHzSSBFrank
14:30zF5UBH7MHzSSBChristophe
14:31zON5SWA7MHzSSBFran├žois
14:32zG1FHR7MHzSSBReg
14:33zEA2CKX7MHzSSBPedro
14:34zG4GMA7MHzSSBJohn
14:42zS55KM/P14MHzSSBNegro
14:45zM0JCQ7MHzSSBJames
14:50zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
14:57zG6WRW5MHzSSBCarolyn
15:00zG0RQL144MHzFMDon
15:20zDL8DXL14MHzSSBFred
15:21zEA2DZX14MHzSSBLuis
15:22zOK1SDE14MHzSSBBorek
15:22zEA2CKX14MHzSSBPedro
15:23zOH9XX14MHzSSB
15:23zDL7MFD14MHzSSBDietre
15:24zEA2DT14MHzSSBManwel
15:24zDF5WA14MHzSSBBerthold
15:24zOE8SPW14MHzSSBPaul
15:25zOK2PDT14MHzSSBJan
15:25zS59DXX14MHzSSBClub Station
15:26zSV2OXS14MHzSSBChristos
15:28zS56LXN14MHzSSBBojan
15:28zOM1AX14MHzSSBValdor
15:29zVE1WT14MHzSSBPhil
15:30zSP9AMH14MHzSSBMariuse
15:32zDD0VE14MHzSSBRalf

Saturday, 6 September 2014

GW/SW-018 Mynydd Eppynt


Summit Information for GW/SW-018
Mynydd Eppynt - 478m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 52 6 21 N, Longitude: 3 31 6 W
Grid Reference: SN 961464, QTH Locator: IO82FC 
Today's Sunrise: 05:33 UTC, Today's Sunset: 18:51 UTC 

Post to follow

Date:06/Sep/2014 Summit:GW/SW-018 (Mynydd Eppynt) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
11:46zM0JLA/P5MHzSSBRod         S2S WB-14
11:48zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
11:49zG4WSB5MHzSSBBill
11:49zG0HRT5MHzSSBRob
12:02zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
12:03zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
12:05zG8ADD5MHzSSBBrian
12:06zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
12:07zG0VOF5MHzSSBMark
12:07zM0ONI5MHzSSBGary
12:17zMW0WML/P144MHzFMGerald      S2S GW/SW-001
12:20z2W0OZY144MHzFMColin
12:30zM6BWA/P144MHzFMViki           S2S G/WB-014
12:31zG4ATX/P5MHzSSBPhil
12:40z2W0VAC/P144MHzFMChas         S2S GW/NW-040
12:44zG4VPX/P5MHzSSBAllan        S2S G/LD-001
12:45zM0IML/P5MHzSSBBarry        S2S G/LD-001
12:45zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
12:46zM1MAJ5MHzSSBMartyn
12:46zG0TDM5MHzSSBJohn
12:56zON3YH/P5MHzSSBYentel

Sunday, 24 August 2014

GW/MW-029 & 035

Friday 22nd August 2014

Summit Information for GW/MW-029
Hafod Ithel - 361m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 17 26 N, Longitude: 4 2 22 W
Grid Reference: SN 610678, QTH Locator: IO72XG 
Today's Sunrise: 05:13 UTC, Today's Sunset: 19:23 UTC 

After a long drive from my home qth at Hirwaun, I arrived at the start point for the first of today's activation's GW/MW-029.  I parked up on the verge at SN-608-678.  From here it was just a few hundred meters to the east to the summit.  I erected the HF link dipole and my trusty Slim Jim and thought I was just about ready to get started, how wrong I was.  In place of my usual FT-817, today I brought along my FT-857 for a change,  Unfortunately what I failed to bring along was a BNC to PL259 adaptot...... The only option left open was to activate on 2M FM, which I thought might present a bit of a challenge from today's chosen summits. Luckily there were enough people about to secure my activation fairly quickly, with my best contact being Peter (MW5ADW) in  LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH















Summit Information for GW/MW-035
Rhos Ymryson - 327m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 7 36 N, Longitude: 4 15 9 W
Grid Reference: SN 459500, QTH Locator: IO72UD 
Today's Sunrise: 05:14 UTC, Today's Sunset: 19:23 UTC

It was around 11.45Z when I arrived at the large lay by near today's second summit where there is ample parking for 4 or 5 cars.  (SN 459-507).  Opposite the lay by there is a gravel track which heads south up to the summit of MW-035 which is around 750 meters away.  Shortly after setting up I heard the familiar voice of Allan (GW4VPX) who kindly invited me to his home for cup of tea on my way home.  
Yet again I was lucky enough to activate the summit without too much difficulty and soon found myself heading down the hill ready for the journey home.









Thursday, 12 June 2014

GW/SW-039

 GW/MW-039  Cefn Cenarth - 460m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 22 26 N, Longitude: 3 30 57 W
Grid Reference: SN 969762, QTH Locator: IO82FI 
Today's Sunrise: 03:49 UTC, Today's Sunset: 20:38 UTC

For today's activation I parked at SN 979-764 where there is just enough room without obstructing the road or gate.  A lovely warm, sunny day for a change with just a light breeze.  
I followed the vehicle track west for about 500M where it ended, then followed the fence line up towards the summit. Its just over 1k in all, and you can comfortably walk it in 15 minutes.  
The summit of Cefn Cenarth is flat grassland and ideal for large hf antennas.  After setting up I started on 5Mhz but only managed 2 contacts.  Moving on to 7Mhz I couldn't help noticing how quiet the band was with very few stations heard and the noise floor at zero.  After 10 contacts things seemed to dry up so I thought I would try my luck on 20M.  The first S2S of the day was EA2CQ/P with good reports both ways.
Ricky M6GWR was next up from G/WB 005 completing that summit for me, followed by Marco S57MS/P on S5/CP-019. All in all a very enjoyable day.  Many thanks to all stations that helped with my activation of GW/MW-039.  73 Mal  GW6OVD







Date:12/Jun/2014 Summit:GW/MW-039 (Cefn Cenarth) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 


TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:14zG0HNU5MHzSSBPaul
10:16zM0JMV5MHzSSBDerek
10:29zG6TUH7MHzSSBMike
10:32zG4UXH7MHzSSBColin
10:33zG6LUZ7MHzSSBSteve
10:35zG4ZRP7MHzSSBBrian
10:38zG4SXR/P7MHzSSBColin
10:42zG4OIG7MHzSSBGerald
10:43zF5UBH7MHzSSBChristophe
10:44zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
10:46zG3OKA7MHzSSBJohn
10:46zG4ZRP7MHzSSBBrian
10:58zEA2DZX14MHzSSBLuis
10:59zHB9AGH14MHzSSBAmbrosi
11:00zOK2PDT14MHzSSBJan
11:01zOE8SPW14MHzSSBPaul
11:05zEA2CQ/P14MHzSSBS2S EA2/VI040
11:09zDJ5AV14MHzSSBMike
11:12zDH2KK14MHzSSBKlaus
11:29zM6GWR/P7MHzSSBRicky S2S WB 005
11:45zS57MS7MHzSSBMARKO S2S S5/CP 019
12:14zDJ2AY14MHzSSBRoberto
12:15zCT1HIX14MHzSSBGomes


Monday, 26 May 2014

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: 04:02 UTC, Today's Sunset: 20:15 UTC 









Friday, 9 May 2014

GW/MW-033 & 028

Summit Information for GW/MW-033
Mynydd Carningli - 347m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 51 59 57 N, Longitude: 4 49 28 W
Grid Reference: SN 062372, QTH Locator: IO71NX 
Today's Sunrise: 04:30 UTC, Today's Sunset: 20:00 UTC 



The access road to the car park at SN070 373 is very narrow so take care. Here you will find ample parking for 8 -10 cars.

From the car park there is a clearly defined path all the way to the summit

  




















At the summit there isn't a lot of room for large antennas and driving guy pegs in took quite a few attempts.  There is a nice spot slightly below the summit that offered good shelter from the strong easterly wind.  
There are fantastic views from here down over Fishguard and Newport Bay as well as the inland to the east and south.  
Band conditions weren't particularly good today so following a few QSO's & S2S on 5 Mhz, I spent the rest of my time on 7 mhz before heading off to the second summit of the day.


TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:13zM0IML/P5MHzSSBBarry S2S G/SE015
10:17zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:19zGW4VPX/P5MHzSSBAllan S2S GW/SW018
10:20zGW6DGU/P5MHzSSBRoy S2S GW/SW-018
10:21zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:22zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
10:23zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
10:28zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
10:42zGW4VPX/P7MHzSSBAllan S2S GW/SW018
10:44zG4OIG7MHzSSBGerald
10:45zG3RDQ7MHzSSBDavid
10:47zM0IBC7MHzSSBDave
10:49z2E1HTE7MHzSSBChris
10:49zG6TUH7MHzSSBMike
10:50zG4ZKN7MHzSSBMike
10:50zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
10:52zG0PVJ7MHzSSBErnie
10:54zM0MDA7MHzSSBMick
10:56zG3PYE7MHzSSBDavid
10:56zG4JZF7MHzSSBGraham
10:57zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
10:58zG0VWP7MHzSSBTerry
10:59zG8VNW7MHzSSBNick
10:59zM0JLA7MHzSSBRod
11:00zG4APO7MHzSSB
11:02zMN0GPF7MHzSSBBill
11:03zMM0USU7MHzSSBAndy
11:04zGM3WFK7MHzSSB




Summit Information for GW/MW-028
Frenni Fawr - 395m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 51 58 56 N, Longitude: 4 37 5 W
Grid Reference: SN 203348, QTH Locator: IO71QX 
Today's Sunrise: 04:29 UTC, Today's Sunset: 20:00 UTC 


After a 20 minute drive from Mynydd Carningli I arrived at 
SN 209--304 where there is a small lay by with just about enough room for 1 car.  From here I headed straight up the hill then followed the fence line up to the trig point at SN 203 349.


This summit is very exposed and I was glad of my well pegged down umbrella to shelter from the wind.
First to call in was Allan GW4VPX and Roy GW6DGU who were on Mynydd Eppynt SW-018. but contacts soon dried up on 5Mhz. I then tried 7Mhz but conditions weren't very good there either so after logging another 8 contacts I decided to call it a day and start my long drive home.  Many thanks to all who helped with today's activation of MW-033 & MW-028.  73,  Mal  GW6OVD


TimeCallBandModeNotes
12:38zGW4VPX/P5MHzSSBAllan S2S GW/SW018
12:40zGW6DGU/P5MHzSSBRoy S2S GW/SW-018
12:49zG4OBK5MHzSSBPhil
12:50zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
12:56zM0IBC7MHzSSBDave
12:56zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
12:57zG8VNW7MHzSSBNick
12:59zG4OIG7MHzSSBGerald
13:00zG4UXH7MHzSSBColin
13:01zM0MDA7MHzSSBMick
13:02zG6ODU7MHzSSBRob