Waun Fach, Mynydd Llangorse and Mynydd Troed 2020

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GW/SW-009, Mynydd Troed – 609m, 4 points

We started the day with Myntdd Troed.  Parking here is very limited but we were the first to arrive so not a problem today.  The ascent up Troed is very steep up a muddy/grassy slope and with all the recent rain today it was quite slippery.  With care though we made it up safely and soon set up the station on top of the trig point from where I soon had six contacts in the log, including a summit to summit contact with G4TQE, John up on G/WB-003, all with 5w from the Diamond antenna on the HT.

GW/SW-009 Log

Journey Details

Date – 5th January 2020

Postcode – LD3 7UL

Parking – SO 160 283

Radio – Kenwood TH-D74

Antenna – Diamond SRH770S

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 6

SOTA points – 4+ 3

Group – Myself & Richard M1HAX

Walking Route Summary

GW/SW-015, Mynydd Llangorse – 515m, 2 points

Down from Troed it’s across the road and straight up Mynydd Langorse,  A much more gentle and pleasant climb to a large flat summit.  We went the extra mile today to reach the highest point although most of the summit plateau is within the activation zone.  Typically this is a difficult summit to activate but once againI worked it just using the 5W from the HT.  It did help having GW4GWH, 2W0NXV and MW0XOT all sat together in a car parked not too far away.

GW/SW-015

Journey Details

Date – 5th January 2020

Postcode – LD3 7UL

Parking – SO 160 283

Radio – Kenwood TH-D74

Antenna – Diamond SRH770S

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 4

SOTA points – 2+ 3

Group – Myself & Richard M1HAX

Walking Route Summary

GW/SW-002, Waun Fach – 811m, 8 points

A short drive around to the other side on Troed saw us heading up for our final summit of the day.  Waun Fach provides a variety of terrain ranging from a long flat ridge walk to steep almost rocky sections which makes for a pleasant finale to the day.  Parking is very restricted here with possibly room for two cars, one each side of the gate.  I noticed today though that there is probably room for one car to park on the verge at the bottom of the lane so next time I will probably try that.

We soon reached the top and set up the station on the new concrete platform.  Once again just using the HT and 5W I managed to work seven stations easily enough.

GW/SW-002 Log

Journey Details

Date – 5th January 2020

Postcode – LD3 0EU

Parking – SO 186 290

Radio – Kenwood TH-D74

Antenna – Diamond SRH770S

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 7

SOTA points – 8+ 3

Group – Myself & Richard M1HAX

Walking Route Summary

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