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Long Mountain - Beacon Ring 2006


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Our next stop of our multi-summit day on Sunday 1st October 2006 was on the road along the ridge of Long Mountain and the very short flat walk to Beacon Ring GW/MW-026, a higher top than the earlier Moel y Golfa GW/MW-027, but nothing like the level of effort or satisfaction. We set up on the East facing ramparts of the fort, and suffered a sharp rain shower. This time we set up properly with FT-817 and SOTA Beam, but found contacts harder to come by than earlier. We broke into the magnificent Baxters Cullen Skink - "Luxury
Cream of Smoked Haddock Chowder" - and the dried apricots, while Jimmy went to "find" the trig point. He insists on finding it every time.

Jimmy and Liam        Tom MW1EYP/P and Liam

This was a very quick activation, as we were keen to get as many summits done as possible today.  Next we were off to Stingwern Hill GW/MW-030.  Thanks to the following stations, all worked on 2m FM with 2.5 watts in our 12 minute blast on the air:

G0EML/P Minsterley Ray T, J
GW4BVE Pool Quay John T, J
2E0ISZ/M A5 Shrewsbury Rich T, J
M0JNI/M A5 Colin T, J
M/SP3CW Ironbridge Art T