In GW/SW I still had 4 non-1-pointer to activate: GW/SW-004, 008, 012 and 014. Early morning I headed for Waun Rydd – GW/SW-004 and already at home the temperature was at -1C. The final approach to the car park leads up a 20%o grade and suddenly the road was covered with 5cm snow and ice. I almost made it but at the entrance I saw a car off the road with its wheels in the air and my wheels started to spin as well. Therefore I stopped found a save place to turn my car and headed for lower hills GW/SW-012 and 014.
26 December 2013: 10:09 – 10:48 UTC
Temperature: 0 C when I left and +5C at return, sunny and windy
Rig: KX3, 10W, 4400mAh LiPo
Ant: SOTApole, 13.1m Inv. L, 5x 4m Radial
42 CW QSO on 12m (1x 9K2 & 1x HS)
1 CW QSO on 30m
Car park: 51.77377 N / 3.105529 W; 382m.
Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Time: 30 min
Distance 2 km
Total Ascend: 199 m