Unlike poor Walt G3NYY/P, who suffered the slings and arrows of the WX Gods, I arrived on GW/NW-076 Mynydd y Cwm, in brilliant sunshine and never saw a hint of rain all day, despite a WX report to the contrary.
I actvated this summit a couple of weeks ago but was forced to leave early due to other commitments. As I was driving right past it on my return from visiting a customer in North Wales, I thought I’d give it another go.
The walk to the summit is a doddle, taking about 15 minutes with very little ascent.
Being surrounded by thousands of trees makes working this summit a bit of challenge on Vertical VHF, even for the white stick. The take-off to the North and West is OK, however, East is very difficult and South is utter garbage.
One of my first contacts was with Colin M0XSD in Frizington a nice contact from a summit of only 305m. I was kept busy for quite some time on 2m including a number of S2Ss.
Thought I’d give HF a try and found my self amongst a lot of chasers including half a dozen contacts Stateside and Canada also callsign that has me a bit baffled… PJ5AV.
This was a unique for quite a number of the HF chasers.
Anyhow, 129 contacts made including five S2S, which is a nice haul for this summit.
47 on HF, 78 on 2m and 4 on 70cm.
Thanks to all the chasers, for a very enjoyable days radio.