Saturday, 16 February 2013

GW/SW 006 & 007



 GW/SW-006
Fan Gyhirych - 725m, 6 points  
Latitude: 51 51 33 N, Longitude: 3 37 35 W
Grid Reference: SN 881191, QTH Locator: IO81EU


 GW/SW-007
Fan Nedd - 663m, 4 points  
Latitude: 51 51 12 N, Longitude: 3 34 46 W
Grid Reference: SN 913184, QTH Locator: IO81FU 



Our starting point for today's activation is SN 923 190 near the standing stone where the  parking is very limited.
After crossing the stile, Phil and Ian headed SW towards the summit of Fan Ned, while Andy and I headed NW, following the dry stone wall.  Its only a short walk from here until we came to main path that cuts around the base of the mountain.  After about 2k we crossed some boggy ground in the valley and headed up to the west until we met the gravel track.  This track leads almost to the summit of Fan Gyhirych and has quite a gradual climb.  As we reached SN 893 191 we left the track and headed directly for the summit, around 5k from our starting point.  
After establishing contact with Phil & Ian who had just finished setting up on Fan Nedd,  we quickly set up our station and were on air for 11.40. 
After activating the summit we set off towards Fan Nedd to meet up with Phil & Ian, and activate our second summit of the day.
As it took us around 80 minutes to reach our second summit, Phil had made many contacts and was very glad of a break.  
The equipment was all set up so Andy and I wasted no time getting started.  Conditions were good and we soon made enough contacts for our second activation including one in Anglesey.  
By this time we were all getting a little chilly and we decided to start our descent back to the car for a nice hot cup of tea.
Many thanks to all stations who helped with our activation of Fan Gyhirych and Fan Nedd


View from Fan Gyhirych


Fan Gyhirych




Mal  GW6OVD





                           





                   Andy GW7RKC













Fan Nedd
from the south east
(our next port of call)









GPS Tracklog





Phil's log


Time Call Band Mode Notes
11:36z GW4SXA 144MHz FM 5/9+ PAUL
11:37z GW0SFI 144MHz FM 5/9+
11:38z MW6GNA 144MHz FM 5/9 ANGELA
11:39z GW0WLQ 144MHz FM 5/7 ROB IO81G0
11:42z GW6OVD/P 144MHz FM 5/9+ SUM SUM GWSW006
11:43z GW7RKC/P 144MHz FM 5/9+ SUM SUM GWSW006
11:51z 2E0YYY/P 144MHz FM 5/9+ GW/B 004
11:54z M0YDH 144MHz FM 5/9
11:55z M6GGZ 144MHz FM 5/9+ THOMAS
11:57z MW1AND/P 144MHz FM 5/9 MEL
11:59z G0RQL 144MHz FM 5/9 DON
12:00z M0IBC 144MHz FM 5/9+20DB DAVE @ DUDDLEY
12:02z G0LGS 144MHz FM STUART 5/5
12:04z MW6GWR/P 144MHz FM 5/2 NW063
12:07z G0BKU 144MHz FM 5/9
12:08z 2E0NVJ 144MHz FM 5/2
12:09z 2E0MDJ 144MHz FM 5/5 MATT
12:12z GW4VPX 144MHz FM 5/4 ALUN
12:13z MW3AVB 144MHz FM 5/9
12:15z M6JCE 144MHz FM 5/9 JULAN
12:20z 2W0GME 144MHz FM 5/7 GARETH
12:22z G0XCF 144MHz FM 5/9+ +15DB COLIN
12:33z GW1MNC 144MHz FM 5/9 ALEX








12:34z MW0CXH 144MHz FM 5/9 PETER
12:36z GW0VFF 144MHz FM 5/9 STEVE
12:39z M6PMZ/M 144MHz FM 5/7
12:40z G3XQE 144MHz FM KEN
13:02z 2W0XYL/P 144MHz FM 5/4 SUM SUM NW028
13:03z MW0IML 144MHz FM 4/2
13:15z M0TSD 144MHz FM STEVE 5/5
13:17z M0TSR 144MHz FM 5/5 SIMON CLUB CALL
13:18z MW0UAA 144MHz FM
13:25z GW7CSK 144MHz FM 5/9 DAVE
13:27z 2E0UHL 144MHz FM 5/5 MARK
13:32z G3XOB 144MHz FM DAVE 5/9



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