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Bryn y Fan MW-018

 

Bryn y Fan, GW/MW-018 - 482m ASL - SN 931 884 - OS Explorer 214 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Mid Wales trip, Day 6 - Friday 23rd August 2019

From Cefn Cenarth GW/MW-039, we simply drove straight up the B4518 through Llanidloes, and to the large car park beside Bwlch-y-gle Dam.

Great view over Llyn Clywedog on the ascent        Lamb all cosy on a quarry ledge!

From the car park, it was a simple walk along a good track that was soon cutting up across the steep western slopes of Bryn y Fan.  As height was gained, spectacular views opened up over the Llyn Clywedog reservoir, enhanced by being bathed in warm sunshine.  The heat was all too much for a young lamb that I spotted resting on a ledge on a quarry wall!

Jimmy setting up        Tom M1EYP

The routine was entirely predictable for this penultimate SOTA summit activation of our Mid Wales trip - 40m CW for me and 2m FM for Jimmy.  Uncharacteristically, it took Jimmy an age to set up, what with an amusing combination of tiredness, ineptness and rare clumsiness.  By the time he was QRV I'd already got nine QSOs in the bag - but once he was on air, he got himself qualified nice and quickly.

Operating on Bryn y Fan        Jimmy operating too - at last!

Time was marching on - and we had the available daylight issue to consider - but we still reckoned we could persist with our planned fourth activation of the day, especially as Jimmy assured me he'd left the easiest 'til last!  So off we went to Garreg-hir GW/MW-017.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

15:37z

EA2DT

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:37z

DL2HWI

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:38z

DL8DXL

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:38z

F5LKW

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:40z

DL2YBG

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:40z

IK2LEY

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:41z

HB9TWU

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:43z

ON7DQ

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:45z

I/OE7PHI

7MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

15:47z

GW4VPX

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

15:50z

MW0BGQ

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

15:52z

G4HQB/M

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

15:56z

MW0OFA

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P