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Most Wanted Summits


#1

It is a while since we had a most wanted list so here is mine…

After five years of chasing SOTA I still have one English and eight Welsh summits to bag. Thanks to John GW4BVE and Carolyn G6WRW for enabling me to strike off another MW on the 24th of this month.

G/SE

* G/SE-007 - Crowborough, 242m, 1 points. 

GW/MW

* GW/MW-019 - Gwastedyn Hill, 477m, 1 points.
* GW/MW-032 - Upper Park, 352m, 1 points.
* GW/MW-036 - Pen-crug-melyn, 326m, 1 points.

GW/NW

* GW/NW-050 - Gyrn Ddu, 522m, 2 points.
* GW/NW-060 - Mynydd-y-briw, 341m, 1 points. 

GW/SW

* GW/SW-017 - Hirfynydd, 481m, 1 points.
* GW/SW-028 - Mynydd y Betws, 374m, 1 points.
* GW/SW-031 - Mynydd Uchaf, 358m, 1 points.

Steve GW7AAV


#2

In reply to GW7AAV:

I tried SW-028 in June, I only had 2 metres and it seems to be a VHF dead spot, I got just two contacts. I shall try it again next time I’m on the Gower with the climbers, but on 80/60/40 instead of VHF!

73

Brian G8ADD

PS I keep missing out on NW-029, Maesglase, it’s getting a bit annoying!


#3

This may not be the exact ‘Most Wanted’ list for G in terms of chasers, but there is certain to be a significant correlation.

Here are the 20 least activated summits in the G association:

Ref --------- Summit ------- Activations
G/LD-057 ---- Swinside ---------- 7
G/LD-042 ---- Low Fell ---------- 10
G/SB-005 ---- Sighty Crag ------- 12
G/LD-036 ---- Mellbreak --------- 13
G/SB-010 ---- Housedon Hill ----- 13
G/DC-006 ---- Carnmenellis ------ 18
G/LD-025 ---- Seatallan --------- 18
G/DC-002 ---- Brown Willy ------- 19
G/LD-045 ---- Dent -------------- 19
G/SB-004 ---- Peel Fell --------- 19
G/LD-031 ---- Blake Fell -------- 21
G/LD-041 ---- Binsey ------------ 21
G/LD-054 ---- Watch Hill -------- 22
G/SB-006 ---- Shillhope Law ----- 22
G/DC-007 ---- Watch Croft ------- 24
G/NP-002 ---- Mickle Fell ------- 24
G/NP-014 ---- Rogan’s Seat ------ 24
G/LD-038 ---- Grayrigg Forest — 25
G/NP-020 ---- Cold Fell --------- 25
G/NP-026 ---- Kisdon ------------ 25

Tom M1EYP


#4

In reply to M1EYP:

And SE-007 is not even in there.

Have activated four of those so there is little correlation as to how hard they are.


#5

Crowborough comes in at =46th on the “Most Wanted” approximation list based on least activated G summits.

Tom M1EYP


#6

In reply to G8ADD:

I tried SW-028 in June, I only had 2 metres and it seems to be a VHF dead spot

Nah, 14 QSOs in 20 mins on 2m SSB plus one on 70cms SSB. You’re just not trying hard enough Brian! :slight_smile:

PS I keep missing out on NW-029, Maesglase, it’s getting a bit annoying!

Hmmm, Paul and I were only up there for 4 hours… :slight_smile:

73, Gerald G4OIG


#7

In reply to G4OIG:

Nah, 14 QSOs in 20 mins on 2m SSB plus one on 70cms SSB. You’re just
not trying hard enough Brian! :slight_smile:

I suppose you could say so: my 857 was awaiting repair and I had a borrowed FT290R1 and a dipole, other than a couple of locals the band was as quiet as the grave!

Hmmm, Paul and I were only up there for 4 hours… :slight_smile:

It seems that every time I have to go shopping or family visiting somebody goes up that dam’ mountain - but I’m patient, I’ll snag it yet! And sooner or later the climbing club will have a meet in Cwm Cowarch so I know what I’ll be doing whilst they battle greasy rock and vegetation…

73

Brian G8ADD


#8

In reply to G8ADD:

I had a borrowed FT290R1 and a dipole…

You could call CQ with that kit all day around here in this metropolis and not get a reply, so all I can say Brian is that I’m surprised you managed even two QSOs. Well done indeed.

… sooner or later the climbing club will have a meet in Cwm Cowarch so I know what I’ll be doing whilst they battle greasy rock and vegetation…

Won’t that be an Activation, not a Chase? … or are you intending taking a pal and bagging it across the AZ perimeter?

Pity that you missed Paul and myself when we did Maesglase, but I’m sure someone will activate it again soon. Maybe you could pre-book your QSO via email if you see an alert for it.

73, Gerald G4OIG