Graig Syfyrddin - 423m, 1 point
Association: Wales Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 53 3 N, Longitude: 2 52 7 W
Grid Reference: SO 403210, QTH Locator: IO81NV
The next summit, Graig Syfyrddin, was a new one for me. I'd often passed close by on the way home from Wales, but this was to be my first activation. I duly found the single parking spot by the gateway, kitted up and started the easy ascent to the summit.
The 0.7 mile ascent was 420' and took just over 10 minutes to arrive at the trig point.
I set up close to the weather station next to the fence so I could use a fence post for the pole support.
I was rapidly on the air on 40 metres but the pile up lasted only a few minutes.
20 metres was in poor shape and on trying 30 metres, I discovered the entire band was swamped by QRM, I expect, from the adjacent WX station. With 30 metres a non starter, I went back to 40 metres and picked up a few more stations however 15 QSOs was the sum total of a 50 minute activation.
I cut my losses and headed back to the car and continued on the 70 mile journey home.