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Mynydd Uchaf SW-031

 

Mynydd Uchaf, GW/SW-031 - 358m ASL - SN 716 103 - OS Explorer 165 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

South Wales SOTA Trip - Day 6 - Friday 29th May 2015

The main objective was complete.  All South Wales summits (41 of them) had been climbed and put on air for Summits on the Air.  Now with one full day of our holiday outing left, it was time to serve more personal radio/hillwalking agendas.  For me, this was to collect as many multipliers for the 6m/10m Challenge as possible - ie as many more unique summits as possible.  For Jimmy, this meant trying to beat his previous record of six different summit activations in a day.  So the concept that suited both of us was to try and do seven summits!

Setting up by the ruined concrete hut near the summit        Jimmy

We kicked off with Mynydd Uchaf.  Parking at the right-angle of the cul-de-sac country lane at SN718096, we faced a walk of about 900m with 50m ascent.  Very easy, but first we needed to sit out a very heavy cloudburst.  Our patience was rewarded, and the weather front moved off as expected from the forecast.

A useless structure, and an eyesore        Tom

We made the simple walk to this rather grotty and ugly summit with its abandoned and ruined concrete shed, and no other distinguishing features.  A few photos and phony smiles later, and we were setting up the antennas.  I struggled to get any interest on 10m, but managed to get a couple of contacts on 6m SSB for the multiplier.  Jimmy got his four on 2m FM, and I completed the activation on 40m CW.

Nearby windfarm        Mynydd Uchaf

Job done.  We took a brisk walk back to the car, and got on way to Mynydd Llangyndeyrn GW/SW-039.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

Op

08:27z

MW0CXH

144MHz

FM

J

08:29z

G0RQL

144MHz

FM

J

08:36z

GW4JQP

50MHz

SSB

T

08:41z

G0RQL

50MHz

SSB

T

08:42z

GW4JQP

144MHz

FM

J

08:45z

M0IMR

7MHz

CW

T

08:46z

MW3DLA

144MHz

FM

J

08:46z

PA7ZEE

7MHz

CW

T

08:47z

M0IML

7MHz

CW

T

08:48z

DL2EF

7MHz

CW

T

08:49z

G4SSH

7MHz

CW

T

08:50z

DL1FU

7MHz

CW

T

Mynydd Uchaf 2014