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Moel Famau NW-044

 

Moel Famau, GW/NW-044 - 554m ASL - SJ 161 627 - OS Explorer 265 - 2 SOTA points         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Tuesday 28th December 2021 - Moel y Gamelin GW/NW-042, Cyrn-y-Brain GW/NW-043, Foel Fenlli GW/NW-051 & Moel Famau GW/NW-043

All that remained was the 40 minute walk along the ODP to Jubilee Tower at Moel Famauís summit.  Visibility had been poor all day, but was now the worst it had been.  Usually on this approach, every time you turn a corner or reach the brow of small height-gain, you glance up and check how far away the summit (Jubilee Tower) now appears to be.  Not today. Jubilee Tower only became visible for the first time once on the summit plateau and within 50 yards of it!  I climbed onto the upper part of the tower to activate.

1407 to 1435z - 2m FM - 23 QSOs

Jubilee Tower        Tom MW1EYP/P

The early start to the day meant that even with a four-SOTA outing, I was still back home in East Cheshire in plenty of time to make dinner for the boys and myself.  Very enjoyable.  And yet another experience that does nothing to shift my opinions from: (a) VHF is alive and well (b) A rubber duck is (usually) all you need to successfully activate SOTA with a handheld.  17 of my last 18 activations had been qualified this way, in various locations - GW/NW, G/SP, G/NP, G/TW, G/CE.

Time

Callsign

Band

Mode

S2S

14:07

MW0IDX/P

144MHz

FM

GW/NW-076

14:08

M7PMK

144MHz

FM

 

14:11

M6IIE/P

144MHz

FM

G/SP-007

14:11

MW7RJO

144MHz

FM

 

14:12

M1DYU

144MHz

FM

 

14:12

M5AFG

144MHz

FM

 

14:13

M0WBG

144MHz

FM

 

14:15

2E0TXE/P

144MHz

FM

 

14:15

G0MHF

144MHz

FM

 

14:16

M0SGB

144MHz

FM

 

14:17

MW0PJE

144MHz

FM

 

14:20

2E0GKW

144MHz

FM

 

14:21

MW0WML

144MHz

FM

 

14:23

M5AFG

144MHz

FM

 

14:23

MW7RJO

144MHz

FM

 

14:24

G6AEK

144MHz

FM

 

14:27

GW0WTT

144MHz

FM

 

14:28

GW4OKT

144MHz

FM

 

14:29

M0XJA

144MHz

FM

 

14:31

M0VAZ/M

144MHz

FM

 

14:31

M1EIB

144MHz

FM

 

14:34

GW4BML/P

144MHz

FM

GW/NW-012

14:35

G0KNK

144MHz

FM

 

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