Well that was “a little damp and breezy” (British understatement)
Sunday 15 Nov 2020.
GW/SW-013 Allt yr Esgair. 2M FM, 4 contacts. FT270 and Slim G
Monday 16 Nov 2020
GW/SW-006 Fan Gyhirych. 2M FM, 7 contacts. FT270 and Slim G. One summit to summit with GW4VPX on GW/MW-034 Mynydd Cynros.
GW/SW-007 Fan Nedd. 2M FM, 5 contacts, FT270 and Slim G
Tuesday 17 Nov 2020
GW/SW-009 Mynydd Troed. 2M FM, 6 contacts, FT270 and Slim G
GW/SW-015 Mynydd Llangorse, 2M FM, 5 contacts FT270 and 857 (20W) with Slim G
Wednesday 18 Nov 20
GW/SW-013 Tor y Foel, 2M FM. 7 contacts FT270 and 857 (20W). Then 2M SSB. 2 contacts 857. All with SlimG vertical. One summit to summit with M0MYA on G/WB-006.
Particular thanks to my good friend Allan GW4VPX for working so hard to get me on every summit, including travelling out from home to chase me and arrange a summit to summit too!
The weather was not kind. But we got on with it and got the job done.
GW/SW-013 Allt yr Esgair - summit panorama board.
GW/SW-013 Allt yr Esgair - descending with a view of the Usk Valley and the next heavy shower coming in.
GW/SW-006 Fan Gyhirych - still smiling despite the wind and rain.
GW/SW-006 Fan Gyhirych - trig is an “island”.
GW/SW-006 Fan Gyhirych - operating point by the big cairn north of the trig.
GW/SW-006 Fan Gyhirych - Sue going “above and beyond” again, hanging on to the mast during the activation.
GW/SW-007 Fan Nedd - cowering behind the trig point for shelter. Horizontal rain.
GW/SW-009 Mynydd Troed - looking south to GW/SW-015 which I was heading across to later.
GW/SW-009 Mynydd Troed - summit trig operating point.
GW/SW-015 Mynydd Llangorse - operating spot by the larger cairn north of the true summit. This afforded a small amount of shelter from the wind.
GW/SW-015 Mynydd Llangorse - the rather small true summit cairn.
GW/SW-015 Mynydd Llangorse - route that goes down from the summit to the west on a more gentle descent line.
GW/SW-013 Tor y Foel - operated just off the summit on the north side to get out of the worst of the weather, not that you would believe that from this photo!
GW/SW-013 Tor y Foel - returning to the summit before descending. Very strong wind and heavy rain.