GW/SW-008 – Cefn yr Ystrad – 617m – 4 Points

After I activated Waun Rydd (GW/SW-004) in the morning I headed for my last 2/4/6/8 pointer hill to be activated in GW/SW. Initially I thought GW/SW-008 is an easy one but the gate just outside Trefil and several reports about car crime put a different picture on Cefn yr Ystrad. I found several options to walk in and I chose a route from the North. My selected car park was a bit further down from the Tor y Foel (GW/SW-013) car park.
Navigating through the old quarry was a quite interesting experience and when I saw the trig point of Cefn yr Ystrad there were already two antenna poles sticking into the air! I was greeted by Anders, MW/SM0HPL/p who was finishing off his activation. Peder, MW/SM0GNS/p was sill operating. BTW: Anders and I had an S2S QSO when he was on CT3/MI-004 and I was on HB/LU-021. Another face behind a SOTA-activator 🙂

18 April 2014: 13:13 – 13:37 UTC

Temperature: 11 C when I left the car park and 15 C on my return

Rig: KX3, 10W, 4400mAh LiPo
Ant: SOTApole, 13.1m Inv. L, 5x 4m Radial

2 CW QSO on 12m
7 CW QSO on 17m
3 CW QSO on 20m
1 CW QSO on 30m
4 CW QSO on 40m

Car park:  51.849628 N / 3.307118 W; 389m.

Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Time: 1h 15 min
Distance 5.0 km
Total Ascend: +413 m / -174m

The way back was slower going with 20km in my legs and an aching knee …

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