Association: Wales Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 45 55 N, Longitude: 3 6 56 W
Grid Reference: SO 231080, QTH Locator: IO81KS
My first trip to South Wales for 2015 and I seemed to pick the only day of the week where the cloud never lifted above 300 metres!
Anyway today's pair were picked to provide a reasonably easy 10 points with the winter bonus in full swing.
|Big Pit with Coity Mountain somewhere behind!|
|Track to mine workings|
Even on a clear snowless day, there are no obvious tracks to the summit, which is in itself a featureless unmarked entity.
I scouted around the cliffs at the back of the mine workings, took a bearing for the summit and headed off uphill.
Working 14, 10 and then 7 Mhz resulted in a further 28 QSOs before Peter, G3TJE/P on Dunkery Beacon, G/SC-001, called in on 7Mhz to make it 4 S2S of the day.
As I was packing up to leave the handheld burst into life again. Again this was Phil GW4OBK/p and Geoff 2W0NON/p, but this time on Mynydd Llangyndeyrn, GW/SW-039, some 75 Kms to the west. Those boys were moving along fast!
That made it 6 S2S for the day and 34 QSOs.
I packed up and retraced my footsteps (nice easy navigation!) back to the access track. After a quick bite of lunch and some coffee it was off to summit number two, Mynydd Carn-y-cefn, GW/SW-014