Tuesday, 10 December 2013

SOTA - Corndon Hill - GW/MW-013

Corndon Hill - 513m, 2 points

Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales  
Latitude: 52 33 55 N, Longitude: 3 1 31 W
Grid Reference: SO 306969, QTH Locator: IO82LN

Another short drive along narrow country lanes brought me to the parking spot for Corndon Hill. This was the most imposing looking summit of the day and , true to form, it was a steep climb form the very start. There's quite a bit of height gain over the fairly short section to the trig point. The weather was still behaving, in fact there were odd glimpses of sunshine but on reaching the summit I was blasted by a strong cold wind.

This is a very nice little hill and it comes complete with it's own operating bench. There are also plenty of nice fenceposts to strap the pole to so it was a quick setup even though the wind had other ideas.

I was on the air by 1400 and this time, with nothing further planned and a couple of hours daylight remaining, I didn't have to rush things too much.
43 QSO's this time around in 44 minutes operating. This included the first Stateside QSOs of the day (5) and a yet again another S2S with Heinz, HB9BCB/p this time on HB/BL-005.

With the sun getting low and the wind not getting any warmer it was time to call it a day with 15 activator points in the bag.

The hill was to have the last laugh as my feet went from under me on the damp steep descent....


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