Yesterday went for a triple activation day.
I started with GW/NW-049 - Gyrn Moelfre
On the way out the steering on the landy felt a bit playful and I thought another job to add to the list.
Parked in the little layby next to the church & phone box when I got there I was the only car there so I managed to reverse parralell park between the phone box and the old church gate leaving plenty of room for field access and for other people.
A quick munch on a chicken sandwich and quick brew
Made my way up the road to the start of the path and followed the route up.
Took me roughly an 50mins to make the climb up. (and a lot less on the way down)
Good view from the top
While on Gryn Moelfre I got this APRS alert on the radio
G1SAA-9 - If I am reading this right this station was 156miles from me?
Total of 18 x 2m FM contacts and 2 x s2s contacts. - GW/NW-043 GW4TQE/P & G/SP-013 M7BIA/P
On to the next one
GW/NW-060 - Mynydd-y-briw
Parked up at the entrance to the path leading to the tower, tucked over close to the bushes to give as much space as possible.
I could feel my legs saying no after the previous climb, but cracked on and made it to the top.
Up over the style at the top and got settled in the field at the rear of the mast
Total of 9 x 2m FM contacts and 1 x s2s G/SP-013 M7BIA/P
Back to the car for another chicken sandwich and a brew.
Satnav set for the last one of the day and on to the next one GW/NW-059- Allt y Main
After some pondering I chose the longer walk in using the route on Sotlas ’ From south-east via forest track’ and I parked in the little car park the other side of the gate at the end of track
A few other vehicles present and I just parked on the grass next to van.
Got my kit together and set off. Saw a few people on the way up.
At the summit is a bench which was nice. Again a cracking view from the top. Got setup, mast attached to the bench 2m FM ladder line antenna up and off we went.
Got a few on 2m and then towards the end moved to HF and 2 s2s.
From the summit
The bench with a view!
Quite a few mushrooms on the way up
Total of 5 x 2m FM contacts with 1 x FM s2s G5SHO/P G/SP-015 and 2 x 14mhz s2s F/HB9EAJ/P FL/VO-170 & HA5OT/P HA/ND-015
Back down to the car past a young couple having as the lady described ‘We are just having a philosophical chat’.
Back to the car in 35mins and time for a change of footwear, a fresh brew and the last chicken sandwich
On the way home down the lanes when going slow I could hear a slight knocking noise - again another job to add to the list. Got on the main road and more pondering about the knocking noise so I decided to stop in a layby and have a quick look.
4 of the 5 wheel nuts had come lose…Well thats not good. Out with the breaker bar and 27mm socket and got my nuts tight. Surprisingly this fixed the issue.
Moral of the story check your nuts (and the ones on your vehicle)
Total miles travelled 150
Total time about 10 hours
Estimated distance walked 11km/6.8miles
Thanks to the chasers the other activators