Me and my dad Tom M1EYP will be in Snowdonia from Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27th July. We could potentially complete all the remaining Snowdonia/GW/NW SOTA on this trip and all these remaining SOTA summits have been posted on our alerts. However from past experience nothing ever goes to plan in Snowdonia ever due to bad weather or fitness/tiredness levels. Lets hope this hot weather continues.
Our plan is below, but could change:
Sunday 22nd July - Rhinog Fawr GW/NW-023
Monday 23rd July - Nantlle Ridge - Trum y Ddysgl GW/NW-024 and Craig Cwm Silyn GW/NW-020
Tuesday 24th July - Y Garn GW/NW-037
Wednesday 25th July - Moelfre GW/NW-041 and Y Llethr GW/NW-017
Thursday 26th July - Foel Cae’rberllan GW/NW-057 and Gamallt GW/NW-065
Friday 27th July - Glasgwm GW/NW-015 and Aran Fawddwy GW/NW-007
On most SOTA activations I will be doing 2m fm with 20m ssb as backup and my dad will be doing 20m cw. However on the day we do the Nantlle Ridge which has SOTA summits Trum y Ddysgl GW/NW-024 and Craig Cwm Silyn GW/NW-020 and also the day we activate Glasgwm GW/NW-015 and Aran Fawddwy GW/NW-007, we will only be using 2m fm and will be trying to qualify these summits with hand held and rubber duck. Only only back up with be an MFD mounted onto a walking pole, we won’t be taking HF, FT-817 or fishing pole on these activations, so it would really help if any local radio amateurs could listen out for us calling CQ SOTA on 2m fm on these activations and work us if you can hear us so we can qualify these summits quickly.
Also we are planning to walk the Nantlle Ridge as a linear walk so it would help if a fellow SOTA activator is happy to join us for these activations so we can have a car at both the start and end of the walk. I know Simon G4TJC and Neil M0WBG have offered to join us for these activations in the past, but we never managed to do these activations. Alternatively, if no one can join us for these activations, any offers of a taxi service from the end to the start of the walk would be appreciated. I know Aled MW0UPH has offered a taxi service in the past.
Please listen out for us on 2m fm and 20m cw while we are in Snowdonia and feel free to join us for any SOTA activations meal or drink while we are in this area also.