Saturday, 10 March 2012

GW/SW 001

GW/SW 001   10/03/12. - Pen y Fan

Height 886 M / 2906 ft
Grid reference SO 012216

Alex (MW6AZP) and Myself (MW0PJJ) arrived at 10am and parking the car with only a few parking spaces left. Looking up we could see mist and cloud covering the summit. 

After an 80 minute walk the summit was in view with a short walk to climb the last few metres which brings you on to a large flat area with plenty of room to erect an antenna. 

The summit has become very busy today with many people taking advantage of the good weather, however at the summit the wind has a cold chill about it together with a mist.

This has been the best day so far for the number of contacts made with many stations being worked, however the wind noise made listerning to the calls very difficult. Headphones are a must on windy days !


Map at the base of the Mountain

As we were ready to take a break a male voice choir turned up and assembled at the summit and started to sing. Later we discovered that it was the wish of a member who had passed away that they would bring his cap to the summit and sing to celebrate his life. Well done guys.






Contacts we made with the following stations


  




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