Summit Information for GW/SW-035
Myarth - 292m, 1 point
Association: Wales Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 52 46 N, Longitude: 3 12 20 W
Grid Reference: SO 171208, QTH Locator: IO81JV
Myarth, a densely wooded mountain which just happened to be the only SW summit I had not yet activated.
After Phil and I had obtained permission from the Glanusk Estate who own the land, we found just enough room to park the car without causing any problems at SO181 200. We headed west along the road for a short distance until we picked up the track NW towards the summit. Even after a month without rain the track was very wet and muddy underfoot. After about 500 meters we joined a larger track which was a lot easier going, but it soon became obvious we needed to apply plenty of bug spray. The track is quiet but it is sometimes used by estate vehicles harvesting trees from the hillside.
Its only about 2.3K to the summit with a gentle gradient most of the way and lots of shade.
We set up a full size inverted V for 40 & 60 plus our trusty slim jim for 2M in a small clearing near the summit. After working Rod MW0JLA and Viki MW6BWA on 2m , who were on a nearby summit, it soon became clear that this was a pretty poor location for VHF.
We spent the rest of our time at the summit on 60 and 40 with contacts all around the UK and several in Europe. The inverted V dipole gave a very good account of itself on this,its first outing, and I'm sure its going to become part of our regular kit.
Many thanks to all stations who helped with our first activation of Myarth, GW/SW-035
73, Mal (GW6OVD)
Phil MV0PJJ sporting his anti gnat hat
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