Sunday, 14 February 2016

SOTA - Mynydd Llangorse - GW/SW-015

Mynydd Llangorse - 515m, 2 points
Association: Wales Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 55 56 N, Longitude: 3 13 28 W
Grid Reference: SO 159267, QTH Locator: IO81JW

Arriving back at the parking area, cars were now double parked and backed up on the muddy verges. I moved my car to allow a large camper van to squeeze into a spot in front of me, blocking me in, but agreeing that they would move before my return at 1630! There were now people and cars everywhere, all out enjoying the fine weather.
A quick bit of lunch and then up the hill to the next summit.

No sign of Mike, but another quick setup and quickly into a pile up.

The Shack

My newly acquired SOTA watch alerted me to the fact that I'd been spotted (as if I hadn't already guessed!).
What was to throw me more, was when it beeped a few minutes later with a message that John, MW0XOT/P, was also active on the same summit! I scanned the skyline, and sure enough, over in the distance towards the trig point I could see a mast swaying in the breeze.

Needless to say, a short while later John approached and introduced himself, just as I was winding up with QSO #47.

For the secont time today I had a S2S with YU1WC/p, this time on YU/ZS-068.

After a bit of a chat with John it was soon time to pack up as the sun got lower in the sky.
A slow descent to the car, stopping to chat to numerous walkers asking the usual fishing related questions!
Shadowy figure looking back over to Mynydd Troed



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