Thursday 6th May 2021
After the promising signs of 15m (Brazil worked with QRP on a 40m dipole) on the "GW completion activation" - Disgwylfa Fawr GW/MW-038 - I was motivated to try again, but with the dedicated 15m quarterwave vertical with groundplane antenna.
Marianne, Liam and I had planned a daytrip to Llandudno, so I thought this would be ideal to work some DX from Great Orme GW/NW-070. We walked up from the pier via Happy Valley.
It was very cold and windy at the summit. So cold and windy that I didn’t curse as much as one might expect upon realising I’d packed everything - apart from the 15m GP antenna… A 2m FM handheld activation resulted, producing six QSOs including S2S with John MW0VCM/P on Tal y Fan GW/NW-040 and Andy G8CPZ/P on Gummers How G/LD-050.
A couple of pints from Fat Cat Bar in Llandudno, followed by superb fish & chips from The Orme chippy, rounded off a nice day out before we hit the A55 to start the journey back home.