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South Wales Tour Day 1


#1

Tomorrow (Monday 1 Feb 16) I head off to South Wales for the first of two days in the Brecon’s/Black Mountains. With the onset of Storm Henry I am anticipating winds on Monday to be fairly ferocious especially on my first Summit Black Mountain GW/SW-041. Although I have alerted for 2-fm, 7-cw, 7-ssb I may just do 2-fm. If you are within 2m earshot of Black Mountain around 0900 hrs please keep an ear open for me on calling 145.500Mhz. If the wind is as high as currently forecast I will not be spending long in the AZ so your calls would be gratefully appreciated.

After Black Mountain I head for Carn y Cefn GW/SW-014 and Craig y Llyn GW/SW-010 see alerts for times. Depending on the winds I may have to use the same MO from the SW-014 though should be able to use HF from SW-010.

Staying in Aberdare Monday night and hoping to do SW-001 and SW-005 on Tuesday before heading home though that is subject to change due to the state of my legs.

Hopefully I will catch at least 4 of you from Black Mountain in the morning.

73 Glyn


#2

Hope to get you on Craig y Llyn in the afternoon Glyn. The forecast has improved since I posted my alert, so I may be on HF too.
73s


#3

Thanks to all those who called in and allowed me to qualify all three summits. The wind was atrocious especially during the gusts. At one stage on Mynydd Carn-y-cefn I sat on the grass with my back to the wind when a gust lifted me back onto my feet!! Time to leave. I opted for 2-fm on all three summits, had I gone down the HF route I would have spent more time putting the aerial back up than I would operating. Not surprisingly, I had all three hills to myself - with apologies to Noel Coward - only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in Storm Henry.

See you tomorrow from SW-001 wind permitting.

Glyn


#4

Hi Glynn,

Think your going to have take something for all that wind :joy:

And. I still need SW-010, but was curling (we won - yippee!) during the time you were out. And as it turned out you were only on 2M. So unless the electrons were enhanced by a following wind don’t think I would have a cat-in-*****-chance of working you - hi!

SW-001 today?

73 es gl

Jack
GM4COX


#5

I think you’d need to run along beside them with a little scraper polishing the ionosphere :wink:


#6

Now there’s a thought Adrian? Though I doubt there’s enough ‘puff’ in me - hi! Just a minute - could get Henry to help - hi hi!

73

(;>J


#7

Jack I said ‘gust’ not ‘guff’ :joy:

Glyn