Another milestone reached or should it be target? Thanks to everyone that made my Fan Brycheiniog GW/SW-003 log and my Mountain Goat x 2 activation. 42 in my log with 3 s2s, 13 2m-fm, 7-60m, 17-40m, 5-20m. I set up initially in the cairn and worked 2m-fm then moved outside for HF as the summit was getting busy and people wanted to use the cairn. As usual my lightweight setup was the Elecraft KX2, 8 watts into my ‘hybrid’ EFHW in inverted V configuration on 6m Sotabeams Carbon Fibre pole. For 2m-fm I was using my Yaesu FT270 with home brew Slim Jim on 4m fibreglass pole. Due to sunspot activity and rapid qsb HF was not working well but it was a great day as Rhodri my son was keeping me company and to end the day we visited the site of the Vampire jet that had crashed on a training run in 1953 (1km South of Bwlch Giedd at SN826201)…I’ve been wanting to visit that for years so both targets accomplished before a big birthday next month . Thanks everybody. 73 Allan GW4VPX.
Fan Brycheiniog…our summit for the day
Just over 2 miles to the summit.
Nearing Llyn y Fan Fawr
Climbing…Llyn y Fan Fawr below
Happy at qualifying the summit and Mountain Goat x2
Setup outside the cairn for HF
View towards the trig
Llyn y Fan Fawr below
Heading down to the crash site
The Vampire jet that we were visiting
Remnants of the jet laid out (no memorial)