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Lleyn peninsular trip


#1

I had been meaning to mop up the five 1 pointer uniques (to me) on the Lleyn for quite some time. I regret not doing them the time we had the SOTA BBQ there, prefering the higher scoring Snowdonia summits. The wx forecast looked good for Sunday 27 July so I decided it was now or never. I set the alarm for 0510, but woke up at 0430 & got up. It`s quite a long drive so I headed for the first summit, being qrv by 0657 UTC.

Summits activated :-
GW/NW-067 Moel-y-gest (worst summit of the 5)
GW/NW-066 Garn Boduan (impressive old fortifications)
GW/NW-058 Carn Fadryn (long climb in the heat)
GW/NW-068 Carneddol (boring but easy summit)
GW/NW-064 Mynydd Rhiw (almost a drive on with fantastic views)

I wanted to do G/NW-056 on the way home but time beat me & I didn`t get home until 2220. Wildlife seen :- Ravens, Choughs, 3 adders, numerous slow worms.
Many thanks to all who called, a few pics on flikr, however it was very hazy restricting the visibility.

Contacts - 231
dxcc - 15
bands used - 80m,60m,40m,20m,10m,2m,70cms.

73 Steve G1INK.


#2

In reply to G1INK:

Hi Steve .
Thank you for the new summits and WAB squares which are most welcome .

Roger . G0TRB


#3

In reply to G1INK:

GW/NW-064 Mynydd Rhiw (almost a drive on with fantastic views)

It’s a good VHF contest site for reasonably QRO operations. Rare-ish square helps make people (that’s them SE of IO91 land) point at the NW of the UK.

Andy
MM0FMF


#4

Thanks Steve, a good day for all with the variation of bands.Worked you on 80/60/40/2/and 70cms for Sota and WAB and even managed that 2mtr FM qso on NW064 from N.Devon.
73 Don G0RQL.


#5

In reply to G0RQL:

2mtr FM qso on NW064 from N.Devon.

I told you it made a good contest site! :slight_smile:

Andy
MM0FMF