Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Wales - November 2013 - Day One - Summit Two Allt y Main NW-059

The drive from Mid Wales from Moel y Golfa into the North Wales SOTA area from Moel y Golfa MW-027 took just 30 minutes. Welshpool was the only centre of population we passed through and we were walking again on our way up to Allt y Main NW-059 by 1.00pm. Parking was scarce and Geoff chose to leave the car in a passing place at SJ 157157 Tan-y-llwyn. This was a very quiet back road so no problem. After negotiating the muddy farmyard at Ty'n-yr-allt we walked through woodland losing some height gained before climbing to the summit on a good track on the edge of the wood. This section was not a public right of way but we were on access land from SJ 165154 onward as we climbed to the top. This was a most pleasant walk which took just 30 minutes. On the way up I removed my jacket and inadvertently dropped my camera. This was retrieved on our way down. Unfortunately this meant I was unable to take my usual photos on the summit! 

We operated for 26 minutes on VHF 2m FM and completed 16 contacts using 30 watts to a dipole. Returning to the car by 2.30pm we neaded north to our 3rd activation of the day which was Gyrn Moelfre NW-049. 

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