Sunday, 23 December 2012

Black Mountain GW/SW 041


Summit Information for GW/SW-041
Black Mountain   703 m ASL, 6 points
Association Wales, Region South Wales
Latitude 52 0 30 N   Longitude 3 5 12 W
Grid Ref. SO255 350  Locator IO81KA



I arrived at the car park at SO239  at around 10.15 where there is room for 10-12 cars. I headed straight towards the summit and after a few hundred meters I picked up a well defined  path to the south cutting diagonally up the mountain. After a while the path doubles back on itself back towards the summit.
Shortly after  the trig point the path splits, to the left takes you up to the activation zone, the path to the right goes on towards Twmpa and eventually to Waun Fach.
On arrival at the activation zone, I battled with the wind to get the 2m  antenna  up and found myself a nice little nook to shelter in.  
There's a good VHF take off from here and it wasn't long before I managed to activate the summit.
Many thanks to all the stations listed below for their assistance in activating Black Mountain.
73
Mal  GW6OVD




View from car park at SO239732





View from path at Hay Bluff 



Car park at Hay Bluff


Trig point at  SO244366


Lord Hereford's knob (Twmpa)



Todays route


Log for GW6OVD/P
TimeCallsignBandModeNotesSummit
11:20G7TAS144MHzFMRayG/SP-004
11:222E0ZVR144MHzFMBarry
11:25G0LGS144MHzFMStewart
11:272E0MDJ144MHzFMMatt
11:28G3RMD144MHzFMFrank
11:31G3LVP144MHzFMKen
11:33G0EVY144MHzFMDave
11:35M6PYG144MHzFMGeoff
11:37G8ILP144MHzFMTim
11:40G0WIS144MHzFMGeoff
11:43G3VKV144MHzFMGraham
11:46M0GSX144MHzFMPaul
11:48M0IBC144MHzFMDave
11:50G4CIB144MHzFMBrian
11:522E0YYY144MHzFMMikeG/WB-004
11:562E0RHI144MHzFMTony
11:57G3NKS144MHzFMDerek

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