Monday, 16 March 2015

GW/MW 007 & 008

GW/MW-007Banc Llechwedd-mawr - 560m
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 29 35 N, Longitude: 3 48 20 W
Grid Reference: SN 775899, QTH Locator: IO82CL 
Today's Sunrise: 06:24 UTC, Today's Sunset: 18:22 UTC 


GW/MW-008  Drosgol - 550m, 2 points
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 28 26 N, Longitude: 3 49 42 W
Grid Reference: SN 759878, QTH Locator: IO82CL 
Today's Sunrise: 06:24 UTC, Today's Sunset: 18:23 UTC 

Tuesday March 10th 2015

With Mal GW6OVD and Allan GW4VPX















Saturday, 7 March 2015

GW/MW-010

Summit Information for 
GW/MW-010  Gwaunceste Hill - 542m, 2 points
Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales   
Latitude: 52 11 28 N, Longitude: 3 13 59 W
Grid Reference: SO 158555, QTH Locator: IO82JE 
Today's Sunrise: 06:43 UTC, Today's Sunset: 18:04 UTC 

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Date:07/Mar/2015 Summit:GW/MW-010 (Gwaunceste Hill) Call Used:GW6OVD/P 



TimeCallBandModeNotes
14:34zM1MAJ/P5MHzSSBMartyn S2S NP-14
14:36zM0MDA5MHzSSBMick
14:36zG4AZS5MHzSSBAdrian
14:38zG0RQL5MHzSSBDon
14:40zG8TMV5MHzSSBColin
14:41zGM4WHA5MHzSSBGeoff
14:41zGI0HWO5MHzSSBJohn
14:47z2E0DSS144MHzFMDon
14:49zGW0GVY144MHzFMChris
14:50zG4WTF144MHzFMIan
14:51zM0IBC144MHzFMDave
14:52zM0JLA144MHzFMRod
14:54zMW0PAD144MHzFMPaddy
14:54zMW0PJJ144MHzFMPhil
14:56z2W0MCB144MHzFMMike
14:57zG7CVC144MHzFMMorris
14:59z2W0DDP144MHzFMRoger
15:01zG4VMF144MHzFMStewart
15:02zMW0ECX/P144MHzFMNeil S2S GW/MW-007

Sunday, 1 March 2015

GW/SW-004


Summit Information for 
GW/SW-004  Waun Rydd - 769m, 6 points
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales   
Latitude: 51 52 33 N, Longitude: 3 21 50 W
Grid Reference: SO 062206, QTH Locator: IO81HV 
Today's Sunrise: 06:56 UTC, Today's Sunset: 17:54 UTC 





Today's route starts at the small car park at 
SO 056-175 where there is parking for about 20 cars.  Starting at 420m asl the path to the north climbs steeply and before you've covered  a kilometer your up at 640m asl.



From here the path flattens out and the remainder of the climb to the 759m summit is quite gradual. 


After you cross the stream and follow the ridge around to the north east the view of the valley below is spectacular.



There's still a little snow hanging on in the hollows but most has been washed away by the recent rain and higher temperatures
The small cairn at the summit didn't offer any shelter from the very strong south west wind that was blowing but after struggling with the antennas for a while we finally found a spot to settle down.  As we switched on we immediately heard Allan (GW4VPX) who was on a nearby summit (GW/SW012) After we both had Allan in the log and a quick qsy to 40m we also worked Barry (MW0IML) who was on a 4 day visit to activate some SW summits with Allan.  After a 20 minutes working some of our regulars on 2m, we were battered by a heavy hail storm.  We sat it out for a while, but as there was no end in sight we decided to call it a day and start our way back to the car.  The storm continued for a further 40 minutes alternating from hail to snow so I think we made a wise choice.  Many thanks to all who helped with our activation of Waun Rhyd today.
73
Mal (GW6OVD) & Andy (GW7RKC)