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Cefn Cenarth MW-039

 

Cefn Cenarth, GW/MW-039 - 460m ASL - SN 969 762 - 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 Garreg Lwyd GW/MW-014, we headed initially south down the A470, then turned left to St Harmon, and left again onto the B4518 through Pant-y-dwr.  From the village we turned left again to follow the country lane running south of the summit before turning north up a track.  This looks like a private farm track, but vehicle access is permitted, and indeed there is a nature reserve car park with information board at SN 964 759.

Info board at the parking spot        This bench near the summit is the nearest thing to an identifiable summit marker

From the car park, we continued walking north along the track.  There are two paths up the steep western flanks of the hill, but a "one-way" system was indicated on the information board.  Hence we dutifully ignored the first path, continuing to the second which led us on a zigzag ascent through a picturesque wood.  Emerging out of the wooded area, we joined the other path in hot sunshine, and made the steep final slog to the summit.  Well, nearly to the summit.  The actual summit is on private farmland over a fence, but only about a metre higher than where we were standing.

Jimmy M0HGY    SOTA Pole supporting the HF antenna, with the true summit in the private field behind    Tom M1EYP

Jimmy achieved the first contact from either of us with his VHF set-up, but then failed to make any more until I handed him use of the HF station.  No problems for me on 40m CW, and Jimmy enjoyed a nice little run of chasers on 40m SSB.  It was nice for us both to work Dave G3TQQ/P on Bishop Wilton Wold G/TW-004 for the S2S.

After the very quick descent, our next objective was Bryn y Fan GW/MW-018.  And Soup of the Day was Heinz lentil soup.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

Op

12:58z

GW4VPX

144MHz

FM

 

MW0HGY/P

13:03z

EA2DT

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:05z

F8FKK

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:06z

EI5HJ

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:08z

F5LKW

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:09z

DL4FO/P

7MHz

CW

DM/HE-044

MW1EYP/P

13:10z

DJ5AV

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:11z

DH0DO

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:12z

F8FSC

7MHz

CW

 

MW1EYP/P

13:15z

G0RQL

7MHz

SSB

 

MW0HGY/P

13:15z

M/DL6GCA

7MHz

SSB

 

MW0HGY/P

13:16z

2E0ESY

7MHz

SSB

 

MW0HGY/P

13:17z

ON4CB

7MHz

SSB

 

MW0HGY/P

13:18z

ON7ZM

7MHz

SSB

 

MW0HGY/P

13:19z

G3TQQ/P

7MHz

SSB

G/TW-004

MW1EYP/P, MW0HGY/P

13:20z

G0FEX

7MHz

SSB

 

MW1EYP/P