Latitude: 51 51 45 N, Longitude: 3 29 49 W
Grid Reference: SN 970193, QTH Locator: IO81GU
|Path starts to contour near the top of the climb|
With acres of space and not a soul in sight I set up close to the edge of the ridge overlooking the valley below.
HF conditions had much improved since the morning. As I tuned up I was called by HB9BCB/P for the first contact and a S2S into the bargain! The chasers were out in force this time and I worked 32 stations in as many minutes on 14mhz before moving onto 30 and 40 metres which again netted 28 more callers.
A foray onto 21Mhz brought a eight chasers, two Stateside being N4EX and W4ZV. 18 Mhz was a bit dead and I struggled to get 3 contacts in the log.
I was surprised when a couple turned up making it a total of three humans that I encountered on this hill.
Looking across the valley you could see the little black dots of ants heading for the summit of Pen Y Fan whilst here there was peace and solitude!
A good activation, a nice walk and a complete contrast to the mornings activities.
At 71 QSOs , 26 DXCC, 2 S2Ss and 14 activator points for the day, I packed up and called it quits.
|Corn Du in the background|
|Wild ponies. Trig point in the distance is below summit at 715 m|