Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wales - October 2013 Trip - Day One: 1. GW/SW-020 Graig Syfyrddin

Late October and I headed down to Malvern to stay with my friend Geoff M6PYG (who became 2E0NON). I caught an early train from Malton and after changing at York and Sheffield and Birmingham I arrived at Malvern Link in the early afternoon. Geoff picked me up from the station and we made off in the direction of Abergavenny on what was fine afternoon. 

A 15 minute walk led to the summit of Graig Syfrddin GW/SW-020

Our first Marilyn target was the summit of GW/SW-020 Graig Syfrddin or Edmund's Tump as it is known in English. We parked at SO 4120 2123 and used a public footpath to lead us to the summit (15 mins). There was a weather station sited here with a large solar panel and a low key cellphone mast. 

Phil & Geoff on the grassy summit of Graig Syfyrddin GW/SW-020
Our 2m FM activation commenced using a half wave vertical dipole antenna and we each made 9 contacts with English and Welsh stations using 30 watts of power from a Yaesu FT-1500M. 

We were back at the car exactly one hour after parking up and heading for our next target of GW/SW-016 Ysgyrd Fawr five miles away.  

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