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Cyrn-y-Brain NW-043

 

Cyrn-y-Brain, GW/NW-043 - 565m ASL - SJ 208 488 - OS Explorer 256 - 2 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 
Friday 15th February 2019 - Moel y Gamelin GW/NW-042 & Cyrn-y-Brain GW/NW-043

 

Cyrn-y-Brain        Tom M1EYP arriving on the summit

This time it wasn’t 2m FT8 for me.  I had built a 30m GP antenna during the week which I needed to test and trim.  To cope with its size, I need to take a Travel Mast for this - as a standard 6.7m fishing pole would not be long enough.  It took a bit of fiddling around to cut the antenna to optimum size, but then came the rewards. 

30m GP  Tom M1EYP  Operating on 30m  Tom M1EYP   

27 QSOs were made in a very busy, and at times over-exuberant pile-up.  Good to work my friend Kjell LA1KHA/P S2S from Holtankollen LA/TM-049 (I think ‘Holtankollen’ might be Norwegian for ‘Cloud’!).

Our respective antennas        Richard G3CWI

I was pleased my antenna worked; it could be just the thing from The Cloud for a dawn activation when the MUF is significantly below 14MHz.  A historical landmark moment occurred late into the descent when we noticed that the old rickety stile of the last 17 years had finally been replaced by a steel kissing gate.  The journey home took in The Blue Cap pub in Sandiway for a very pleasant Mobberley amber ale.  All most splendid - as usual.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

14:38z

IK2LEY

10MHz

CW

 

14:39z

EA2IF

10MHz

CW

 

14:40z

IK0AGU

10MHz

CW

 

14:40z

OK2QA

10MHz

CW

 

14:41z

DL1JEE

10MHz

CW

 

14:42z

DJ2MX

10MHz

CW

 

14:42z

SA4BLM

10MHz

CW

 

14:43z

DL4CF

10MHz

CW

 

14:47z

IK0OPS

10MHz

CW

 

14:48z

G3WPF

10MHz

CW

 

14:49z

OK1APY

10MHz

CW

 

14:50z

S52CU

10MHz

CW

 

14:51z

OH1MRR

10MHz

CW

 

14:53z

OK2GX

10MHz

CW

 

14:54z

OH6KSX

10MHz

CW

 

14:55z

OH1RX

10MHz

CW

 

15:03z

R1DX

10MHz

CW

 

15:04z

9A2QP

10MHz

CW

 

15:04z

SM1TDE

10MHz

CW

 

15:06z

DL2HWI

10MHz

CW

 

15:07z

IW3ILM

10MHz

CW

 

15:07z

LA1KHA/P

10MHz

CW

LA/TM-049

15:09z

OM7OM

10MHz

CW

 

15:11z

OK1ZE

10MHz

CW

 

15:11z

OK1DWC

10MHz

CW

 

15:12z

DL5MFC

10MHz

CW

 

15:12z

OK1KT

10MHz

CW

 

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