Tuesday, 11 August 2015

SOTA - Bryn Arw - GW/SW-026

Bryn Arw - 384m, 1 point
Association: Wales  Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 52 46 N, Longitude: 3 1 0 W
Grid Reference: SO 301206, QTH Locator: IO81LV

A good day forecast, so I planned  a run down to south Wales to tick off a few one pointers.
First up was Bryn Arw, a delightful little hill to the north of Abergavenny.

The hike

A nice walk up from the usual parking spot took 40 minutes for the 1.5 miles and 715' of ascent.
It was a warm sunny morning and getting hotter all the time. The track was well overgrown with high ferns meaning it was necessary to keep to one of the many animal tracks (plenty of sheep up here).

I set up on the non descript summit in a clearing between gorse bushes.

Conditions were typically "summer" meaning the bands were not in particularly good shape!
26 QSO's in all with S2S with HB9BCB/p on HB/BE-017, HB9AFI/p on HB/VS-109, YO/PB2T/p on YO/EC-001 and YO2BP/p on YO/MC-052.


By 1300L I  was back at my car and making my way to the second summit of the day, GW/SW-016.

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