GoPro SOTA Video from Y Garn (GW/NW-004) 5

After my activation of Elidir Fawr (GW/NW-005) on the 11th of April I walked across the ridge to the neighbouring summit of Y Garn (GW/NW-004). This was to be another 2m FM activation, but I wasn’t complaining the VHF takeoff is phenomenal from these two locations.

I recorded another activation video using the GoPro which says more than I can with words:


The QSO’s

After a short mid-week pileup of 11 stations I finished working 4 DXCC from this location. Best DX was with Don down in Devon, 273km including cross-polarisation losses – that’ll do!

Time Call Band Mode
14:38z 2W0GWK 144MHz FM
14:39z GW4ZPL/P 144MHz FM
14:41z M0WBG 144MHz FM
14:42z GW0PLP 144MHz FM
14:44z G0RQL 144MHz FM
14:46z MW6OTT 144MHz FM
14:47z GD0BFN 144MHz FM
14:49z G6LKB 144MHz FM
14:51z M6HPE 144MHz FM
14:53z 2E0JCM 144MHz FM
14:58z EI9GLB 144MHz FM

Thanks to all the chasers and to the sun for shining, quite rare in Snowdonia!

View of Snowdon from Y Garn Summit

View of Snowdon from Y Garn Summit

5 thoughts on “GoPro SOTA Video from Y Garn (GW/NW-004)

  1. Reply Miguel May 29,2017 19:12

    Very nice video indeed.
    Where can I upload the software you are using for your log.

    • Reply James Stevens May 30,2017 08:33

      Hi Miguel,

      It’s called RumLog NG and it runs on the iPad. You can grab it in the app store.

      73 James M0JCQ

  2. Reply Rafael Jul 18,2017 06:48

    What sort of antenna where you using here. I could not see it very well. Also what are the longitudes abs latitudes coordinates? Great videos by the way I came across this via my flip nees app and had already been watching some of your YouTube videos in the past few months. I am a avide backpacker and outdoorsman and hot into ham radio recently and think SOTA will be my nitch. Considering I live about 5 blocks from elecraft I think it’s all a lined up of signs for me to do SOTA qsos. They look to be a great deal of fun. And have a eliminate of pride working stations from a summit excision.

    • Reply James Stevens Jul 19,2017 09:49

      It’s essentially a vertical dipole for 2m made from plumbing material. The specific one I use here is from SOTABeams, but I don’t believe they make them anymore 🙁

      It sounds like you’re made for portable operation, the stars have aligned!

      73 James M0JCQ

      • Reply Rafael Jul 19,2017 23:51

        James sorry for the bad spelling and wording on my previous comments due tom lovely iPhone auto correct and changing of words. I read it again now and wow its terrible representation of the English language to say the least. Thank you for the reply and I will try to build my own 2m SOTA antenna for my first attempt at it in the very high mountains in Yosemite California in next week trip. I plan on taking my flexible rolled up J-pole antenna made by the famous professor Ed Fong. He is known in the Ham world for his antennas. I hope to be successful when I go so wish me luck. Keep up the great videos enjoy them immensely. Especially the contenting under the Windmills. That was very interesting to me. Cheers mate. Rafael.

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