I decided to have a change from my local summit GW/NW-062 and planned to do GW/NW-069 and GW/NW-071
Holyhead was a straight 78 miles drive on the A55/A5 so was the best one to tackle first.
Who wrote the book on this “small” summit, it was like the Himalayan foothills to me.
I set up on 60m with a view to follow that with 40m after a tip off from G0RQL that John GW4BVE/P was already up and running on 40, alas the s2s wasn’t to be.
Conditions on 60 were dreadful, with static crashes wiping out even the strongest of signals, but with a lot of patience from the chasers, a good number were worked.
The activation was cut short when the rain started to fall the size of small marbles and I had to have a quick change of clothing in the toilets when back at the country park car park prior to driving over to the east side of the island.
G0RQL, G4JZF, M0VEY, GW7AAV, GM4FAM (SSB/CW), GW0VMZ, GM7PKT, GM0AXY, GM4YMM, G0NES, G4WHA, G6LKB, GW3VVC.
It was only a short but pleasant drive to Mynydd Bodafon and the ascent to this one was a doddle compared to Holyhead.
It started raining yet again, but I had come this far and was determined to do it.
The static was by now constant and it was a struggle to make the contacts, but again the patience of the chasers made it all possible.
After approx 15 minutes the heavens opened again and the rumble of thunder actually drowned out the jet noise from 4 Hawk trainers which were out on a sortie from nearby RAF Valley.
By now the sky towards Snowdonia was black, so I decided that the better part of valour was to pack up and get on the road for home.
G4OBK, GW0VMZ, G0NES, G4JZF, G0RQL, GM4FAM (SSB/CW), M0JDK/P, GM4YMM.
Many thanks to all stations worked and for the spots and apologies to those I missed, especially on 40m and 2m.
73 Mike GW0DSP