I did my first ever SOTA activations back on the 2nd October 2005 which were Tal y Fan GW/NW-040 and Great Orme GW/NW-070 and when doing my SOTA activation on Great Orme GW/NW-070 my grandad Roger drove up there on his motorbike to see me do my SOTA activation, but sadly passed away later that month.
This means my first ever SOTA activations were in the GW/NW region and to date both myself and my dad Tom M1EYP haven’t completed this region even though we’ve activated the entire G, GI, GD, GJ and GU associations as well as the GW/SW region and also SOTA activations in GM/SS, GM/CS, GM/ES, GM/WS, GM/NS, EI/IE, EI/IN, EA8/TF and EA8/LA. However hopefully this should all change in 2 weeks time when we away in 2 weeks in Snowdonia from Sunday 2nd June and Friday 7th June. We will be staying at Ty Seram B&B in Dolgellau and planing to activate the 4 remaining GW/NW SOTA summits along with some GW/MW uniques and also activating GW/NW-034 for the first time under it’s new name Foel Cedig and its new summit position. I have posted alerts on SOTAwatch, but here are the activations plans below.
Sunday 2nd June - Carnedd Wen GW/MW-012 and Esgair Ddu GW/MW-020
Monday 3rd June - Glasgwm GW/NW-015 and Aran Fawddwy GW/NW-007
Tuesday 4th June - Bryn Amlwg GW/MW-015, Garreg-hir GW/MW-017 and Bryn y Fan GW/MW-018
Wednesday 5th June - Y Llethr GW/NW-017
Thursday 6th June - Y Garn (final GW/NW unique) GW/NW-037
Friday 7th June - Foel Cedig (previously Cyrniau Nod) GW/NW-034
I am planning to these these SOTA activations on 2m FM and my dad Tom M1EYP will do these activations on 20m CW with the exception of the activations of lasgwm GW/NW-015, Aran Fawddwy GW/NW-007 and Y Llethr GW/NW-017 where we will be planning to activate these on 2m FM with just hand held and rubber duck and the only back up being an MFD mounted on a walking pole, so please listen out for the calling from these summits especially the ones we are planning to activate on just hand held and rubber duck and call us if you hear us.
Also anyone’s welcome to join us for either a joint SOTA activation, meal or drink.