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Long Mountain - Beacon Ring MW-026

 

Long Mountain - Beacon Ring, GW/MW-026 - 408m ASL - SJ 264 058 - OS Explorer 216 - 1 SOTA point      Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Friday 19th July 2019 - Stingwern Hill GW/MW-030, Y Golfa GW/NW-061, Long Mountain-Beacon Ring GW/MW-026 & Heath Mynd G/WB-007

Gig:  Joe Longthorne

Venue:  Brook Street Community Centre, Tipton

I parked on a grass verge close to opposite the entrance to the access road for the radio masts on Long Mountain.  As I began walking along that track towards the Beacon Ring, I could see that there were a couple of work vans and people walking about ahead.  There was a gate open to the left through which they were walking and into the hillfort on its eastern side.  I followed them that way and started hunting for the trig point.

Summit of Long Mountain    Tom M1EYP    20m GP

I then continued onto the ramparts on the western side of the hillfort.  There was 'radio silence' on 2m FM, so I set up the 20m antenna without delay.  Seven contacts were made on CW.  I was now ahead of schedule and could have afforded some more time on the radio, but with a couple of CQ calls going unanswered, I decided to pack up and keep the extra time in the bank.

It was a surprisingly short drive across to Heath Mynd G/WB-007 - well I seemed to be there sooner than I anticipated anyway!

Time

Call

Band

Mode

12:18z

LY1CG

14MHz

CW

12:20z

DL2HWI

14MHz

CW

12:20z

DL4KCA/P

14MHz

CW

12:21z

OE6GND

14MHz

CW

12:22z

OZ7JZ

14MHz

CW

12:25z

SM5LNE

14MHz

CW

12:26z

G4FGJ

14MHz

CW

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