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Great Orme NW-070

 

Great Orme, GW/NW-070 - 207m ASL - SH 767 833 - OS Explorer OL17 - 1 SOTA point        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

Thursday 31st August 2017.  After Mynydd Bodafon GW/NW-071 (Anglesey), we drove across to Llandudno, and up the Orme.

Romantic arrangement of coax to send to the XYL!        Jimmy at the summit

Wow.  Even with 20m CW, it was a struggle just to get the 4 contacts.  Jimmy had no trouble on 2m FM, and no sign whatsoever of the infamous Great Orme GW/NW-070 pager QRM.  The original plans for today were to take on the Nantlle Ridge pairing of GW/NW-020 & 024.  However the weather forecast did for that! 

View over Llandudno        Tom M1EYP

I had originally tried to activate using the JT65 digital mode from this summit, but the rather primitive smartphone app I was using - JT65android - could not cope with the addition of a 'W' to by callsign prefix!  So CW it had to be - and that was the most uncharacteristic struggle!

Great Orme summit complex        Great Orme summit

So not the most exhilarating experience radio-wise for me, and we now had a long and tiring drive back to Snowdon Ranger to get ready for our evening at the pub.

Great Orme summit        Cable cars

 

That night, we were again enjoying some excellent food and ale in the Cwellyn Arms.  The following day had a fine forecast, so we hoped to add another new unique in the form of Moel Ysgyfarnogod GW/NW-038 - before heading home (probably via a curry house).

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

16:15z

G0HRT

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

16:16z

G7OEM

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

16:21z

2E0JCM

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

16:24z

MW0JWP

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

17:09z

YO3BL

14MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

17:09z

M0INY

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

17:11z

SA4BLM

14MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

17:16z

2E0DYY/P

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

17:32z

TA7I

14MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

17:36z

GW4TSG/M

144MHz

FM

MW0HGY/P

17:37z

R4LR

14MHz

CW

MW1EYP/P

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