Friday, 31 January 2014

GW/SW-015 & 009




Summit Information for GW/SW-015
Mynydd Llangorse - 515m, 2 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 55 56 N, Longitude: 3 13 28 W
Grid Reference: SO 159267, QTH Locator: IO81JW 
Today's Sunrise: 07:51 UTC, Today's Sunset: 17:01 UTC 

Date:30/Jan/2014 Summit:GW/SW-015 (Mynydd Llangorse) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 
TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:19zGW4VPX/P5MHzSSBAllan S2S GW/SW009
10:21zG0IML5MHzSSBBarry S2S G/SE013
10:23zG4ASA5MHzSSBDave S2S G/TW-004
10:42zMW0JLA5MHzSSBRod S2S GW/MW-002
10:45zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
10:45zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
10:46zG3NYY5MHzSSBWalt
10:47zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:48zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
10:49zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:49zG8ADD5MHzSSBBrian
10:50zG6TUH5MHzSSBMike
10:51zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
10:52zG3RDQ5MHzSSBDavid
10:55zG4PNF5MHzSSBPeter
10:56zG0HRT5MHzSSBRob
11:01zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
11:02zG3NHA7MHzSSBTony





















Summit Information for GW/SW-009
Mynydd Troed - 609m, 4 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 57 21 N, Longitude: 3 12 54 W
Grid Reference: SO 166293, QTH Locator: IO81JW 
Today's Sunrise: 07:51 UTC, Today's Sunset: 17:01 UTC 






















Date:30/Jan/2014 Summit:GW/SW-009 (Mynydd Troed) Call Used:GW6OVD/P Points: 4 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
12:59zGW4VPX5MHzSSBAllan S2S GW/SW015
13:02zMW0BBU144MHzFMSteve S2S GW/SW-015
13:05zGW4VPX144MHzFMAllan S2S GW/SW015
13:10zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
13:14zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
13:16zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
13:29zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
13:32zMM0USU7MHzSSBAndy
13:32zG6TUH7MHzSSBMichael
13:33zM0IBC7MHzSSBDave
13:34zM0NTC7MHzSSBJez
13:34zG4OOE7MHzSSBNick
13:36zPA0SKP7MHzSSB
13:36zDF5WA7MHzSSBBerthold
13:37zG4CQR7MHzSSBDave
13:37zG1OHH7MHzSSBSue
13:38zG6ODU7MHzSSBRob
13:42zMW0JLA/M144MHzFMRod
13:45zG0VFK144MHzFMMike
13:48zG4ILI144MHzFMGrant

Monday, 27 January 2014

GW/SW-014 Carn Y Cefn


Summit Information for GW/SW-014
Mynydd Carn-y-cefn - 550m, 2 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 46 9 N, Longitude: 3 10 46 W
Grid Reference: SO 187085, QTH Locator: IO81JS 
Today's Sunrise: 07:56 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:54 UTC 



Date:27/Jan/2014 Summit:GW/SW-014 (Carn Y Cefn) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
12:10zG0BDY5MHzSSBGarry
12:15zM0TVO5MHzSSBPaul
12:17zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
12:20zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
12:22zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
12:23zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
12:25zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
12:25zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
12:26zG6ODU5MHzSSBRob
12:30zG0HNW5MHzSSBPaul
12:31zG4ISJ5MHzSSBPeter
12:34zG4DDL5MHzSSBMike
12:34zG4OBK5MHzSSBPhil
12:36zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
12:36zG0ELJ5MHzSSBDave
12:37zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry

 



Sunday, 19 January 2014

GW/SW-010


Summit Information for GW/SW-010
Craig y Llyn - 600m, 4 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 43 0 N, Longitude: 3 35 0 W
Grid Reference: SN 907032, QTH Locator: IO81FR 
Today's Sunrise: 08:07 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:42 UTC 





Date:19/Jan/2014 Summit:GW/SW-010 (Craig y Llyn) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 

TimeCallBandModeNotes
10:22zM0ICR5MHzSSBCarl
10:26zM0JLA5MHzSSBRod
10:27zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
10:29zG4FGJ5MHzSSBGordon
10:30zG4UXH5MHzSSBColin
10:31zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
10:32zGW4CQZ5MHzSSBMartin
10:34zG3VHH5MHzSSBJohn
10:35zG0TRB5MHzSSBRoger
10:36zG8ADD5MHzSSBBrian
10:37zG0ELJ5MHzSSBDave
10:39zG4CPA5MHzSSBGeoff
10:54zG4OBK7MHzSSBPhil
10:56zG3XQE7MHzSSBKen
10:56zG0RQL7MHzSSBDon
10:57zG0TRB7MHzSSBRoger
10:57zM0ICR7MHzSSBCarl
10:58zG0TDM7MHzSSBJohn
10:58zG0VWP7MHzSSBTerry
10:59zG1OHH7MHzSSBSue
10:59zG4CPA7MHzSSBGeoff
11:00zM1CNL7MHzSSBPeter
11:01zMM0USU7MHzSSBAndy
11:01zG4OOE7MHzSSBNick
11:02zEA2CKX7MHzSSBPedro
11:03zGI4ONL7MHzSSBVictor
11:05zGM0AXY7MHzSSBKen
11:06zGM4YMM7MHzSSBChris
11:07zMI0JST7MHzSSBVictor
11:08z2E0JBG7MHzSSBJohn

Saturday, 11 January 2014

GW/SW-013

 GW/SW-013  Tor y Foel - 551m, 2 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 52 1 N, Longitude: 3 17 12 W
Grid Reference: SO 115195, QTH Locator: IO81IU 
Today's Sunrise: 08:14 UTC, Today's Sunset: 16:28 UTC 




After a lengthy period of bad weather here in Wales, the SOTA enthusiasts from Aberdare Amateur Radio Society were anxious to take to the hills once more! The Summit for the day's activation was Tor y Foil which is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park (Wales) on the Eastern side of the Talybont Reservoir. Three group members (Phil, Mal and Andy) met at Mal's house at 9.30 am and set off toward Talybont. We soon arrived at our start point, just to the South-West of the summit (SO 10970 18765), where we found a small parking and picnic area. As we got out of the car we started to wonder what we'd let ourselves in for, as it was very cold!  


On the way up.
We started our walk to the summit, which was a little boggy underfoot initially, but soon dried out as the trail started to steepen. 













As it was a lovely sunny morning, we enjoyed fantastic views of the Talybont Reservoir and surrounding mountains.











The summit is a modest 551m and not too far from the car park so it didn't take us long to arrive and start to set up the station.


It was predictably very cold on the summit with a biting wind, fortunately the summit slopes away slightly to the East and gave us some protection whilst operating. We set up two antenna support masts, one of which held a link dipole for HF use and the other a SlimJim for 2m. 





We began the proceedings on 2m FM and the contacts were soon rolling in. In no time at all we each  had the contacts required for activation, so we decided to try some other bands including 5MHz, 7MHz & 18MHz. I particularly enjoyed the 5MHz operating as it was my first time on the band since receiving my NOV. Another particular highlight was 6 'summit to summit' contacts, which I believe may be a record for our group!

As always I wish to extend my gratitude to everyone who took the time to contact the station and helped make the day such a success!
73...
Andy (GW7RKC)















Date:11/Jan/2014 Summit:GW/SW-013 (Tor y Foel) Call Used:GW6OVD/P Points: 2 Bonus: 3   Delete


TimeCallBandModeNotes
11:06z2W0DTR144MHzFMDean
11:13zGW4ZUJ144MHzFMBernard
11:20zMW0WML144MHzFMGerald S2S GW/NW-042
11:28zG4ASA7MHzSSBDave S2S G/TW-005
11:38zG4ZRP5MHzSSBBrian
11:41zG3YPQ5MHzSSBPhil
11:48zM0JLA5MHzSSBROD S2S G/WB-024
11:50zG0VWP5MHzSSBTerry
11:51zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
11:51zG1PIE5MHzSSBMark
11:52zG6LUZ5MHzSSBSteve
11:54zG0IML5MHzSSBBarry S2S G/SE015
12:16zLM181418MHzSSB
12:23zGW0IRT144MHzFMPhil
12:33zGW6ODU144MHzFMROB S2S GW/NW-043
12:40zMW6GWR144MHzFMRicky S2S GW/MW-001



Route taken to the summit.