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GW SOTA Completion

Me and my dad Tom M1EYP have now activated and qualified all SOTA summits in GW. Here’s a photo of us celebrating on our final GW SOTA summit Disgwylfa Fawr GW/MW-038 which is where we are now.

Jimmy M(W)0HGY & Tom M(W)1EYP

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Congrats to the achivement, enjoy your activation and cheers :beers:

73 Joe

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Well done both. Thanks for the 2m-fm contact Jimmy and the cw 40m contact Tom.

73 Allan

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Congrats to both Tom and the England AM Jimmy! Not so many have done that, completed activating GW, tougher than the G/LD in my opinion, a lot bigger area and more rugged for sure.

73 Phil

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Congratulations to you both, great achievement!

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Congratulations to you both👍

73 Marcel DM3FAM

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Well done to you both; a lot of hard work there.
73,
Rod

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Job well done. Thanks for all the
contacts.
John Paul // AB4PP

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Well done and Thanks for the contact

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Congrats to both of you,Tom and Jimmy!
Enjoy your well deserved beers!

73 Heinz

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Congrats both, and thanks for our first S2S contact.

:beers: Cheers – unfortunately nothing from your beers came out of my headphones during the QSOs, hi.

73, Markus

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Congrats to you both on the nice achievement.
I saw MW1EYP/P spotted on 7.032 this morning, but I didn’t copy you, Tom, and I left the shack to enjoy our sunny day in the outside.
Shame I couldn’t chase you in this special day, but we can’t have it all and the time I spent out in the sunshine was highly enjoyed.
73,

Guru

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Congratulations on a fantastic achievement.
Thanks for the S2S on 2m from GW/NW-035
Hoped to set up on HF but the WX was closing in fast and i just managed to beat the snow
back to the car.
Typical Bank Holiday weather
73 Neil

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Congratulations to both of you!

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It was interesting to hear the several reports of inclement weather to the north, south and east of us today. Allan GW4VPX also warned of a storm that was supposed to be arriving in the afternoon.

As it turned out, it was a gorgeous day all day. Which might sound surprising or indeed lucky - but it was in fact exactly what the Met Office forecast for our location had promised!

Excellent activation with which to “slay the dragon”. Lots of QSOs including lots of S2S.

M1EYP/P - 71 QSOs
40m CW: 26 QSOs
40m SSB: 8 QSOs
40m FT8: 17 QSOs
40m FT4: 4 QSOs
15m FT8: 3 QSOs
2m FM: 13 QSOs

16 S2S
MW6MNT/P on GW/SW-013
MW1HAX/P on GW/NW-012
2W0XYL/P on GW/NW-043
HB15SOTA on HB/NW-027
MW0WBG/P on GW/NW-035
MW0OWM/P on GW/SW-003
IN3ADF/P on I/TM-319
F6HBI/P on F/AM-503 (x2)
MW0OVW/P on GW/SW-004
GW4HQB/P on GW/SW-004
HB15SOTA on HB/NW-019
MW0NLG on GW/NW-010
2W0BML/P on GW/MW-017
MW1HAX/P on GW/NW-034
LA3NGA on LA/TM-011

M0HGY/P - 24 QSOs
40m SSB: 1 QSOs
15m FT8: 2 QSOs
2m FM: 21 QSOs

11 S2S
MW6MNT/P on GW/SW-013
MW1HAX/P on GW/NW-012
2W0XYL/P on GW/NW-043
MW0WBG/P on GW/NW-035
MW0OWM/P on GW/SW-003
MW0OVW/P on GW/SW-004
GW4HQB/P on GW/SW-004
HB15SOTA on HB/NW-019
MW0NLG on GW/NW-010
2W0BML/P on GW/MW-017
MW1HAX/P on GW/NW-034

Best DX for both of us was Brazil on 15m.

Fish and chips from Silverfish in Newtown is still superb. We enjoyed our celebratory homemade Scotch eggs, mulligatawny soup and Welsh bottled ales on the summit. We have got the Welsh cake supplies to take home with us!

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Good God Tom, what happened to the jar of pickled eggs? Well done mate, Jimmy too, what a day eh?

73 Phil

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. . . don’t know what the HB/NW people will say when you switch their summit Bürgenstock to the canton of Wales, hi?

Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ :wink:

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Well done to you both !

A nice finish in style with decent weather.

Just GM to do next ? Hi Hi

73 de

Andrew G4VFL

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It’s only taken me 6617 days - or around 18 years 2 months!

First GW SOTA activation was 22nd March 2003 - Cyrn-y-Brain GW/NW-043.

Jimmy was faster, with his GW SOTA debut on 2nd October 2005 - Tal y Fan GW/NW-040 - although he - as a ten year old, with his five year old brother - were with me on that first Welsh SOTA trip in 2003.

Jimmy took this photo on that activation 18 years ago:

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Congratulations boys, great effort on your part and quite an achievement for you both. Well done. What’s the next goal?

Take care and stay safe.

73 de Geoff vk3sq

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