Calendar

Jul
28
Sat
2018
VHF SOTA Challenge @ Sunset Ridge W6/CT-022
Jul 28 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm

In my most recent live stream on YouTube I suggested people use what they have and start SOTA; that includes HT only operations.  On this activation I’ll be bringing two HT’s and a few antenna systems to show how just a slight improvement in antenna setups can make a huge difference.  I am expecting some RFI due to the many radio towers on this summit, but again, I’ll show you how to work around those issues to have a successful activation.

Aug
13
Mon
2018
YouTube Live Stream – How to Select a SOTA Summit @ KG6HQD YouTube Channel
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

I’m going to show you how I plan my SOTA activations starting with selecting a suitable summit.  I’ll cover the logistics involved and how I determine goals and time lines to help the chasers know where and when I’ll be “on-air”.  I’ll discuss weather related factors and of course when to bring Tahyo or leave her at home.

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Washington State SOTA Expedition @ Mt. Ranier National Park
Aug 24 – Aug 27 all-day

Kevin – W6RIP and I will be flying into Seattle on the evening of August 24th then headed to Mt. Rainier National Park to activate several 8-point peaks.

Oct
1
Mon
2018
SOTA Activation @ Mount Gleason W6/CT-017
Oct 1 all-day
Dec
22
Sat
2018
SOTA Activation @ Bare Mountain W6/CT-082
Dec 22 @ 4:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bare Mountain Map

Click link for PDF of my planned route up to Bare Mountain.  I am planning to hit this one very early so I can work HF on the grey line.  Watch my Twitter feed for updates and I’ll post and alert in SOTAwatch as soon as I depart the home QTH.  May have an antenna shoot out too .. “HQD” Speaker Wire vs K9ARV linked dipole with only the 20m section affixed so it’ll be two 20m dipoles in an inverted vee configuration and we shall see if there is a performance difference.

 

Dec
29
Sat
2018
SOTA Activation Secret Location @ SOTA Secret Location
Dec 29 all-day
Jan
5
Sat
2019
SOTA Activation @ Palm View Peak W6/CT-068
Jan 5 all-day
Jan
18
Fri
2019
SOTA Activation X2 Peaks @ Red Mtn W6/CT-133 & Little Cahuilla W6/CT-253
Jan 18 all-day
Jan
25
Fri
2019
SOTA Activation @ Lower Lytle Creek W6/CT-147
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day
Feb
1
Fri
2019
SOTA Activation @ Ralston Peak W6/CT-134
Feb 1 all-day
Feb
15
Fri
2019
SOTA Activation X2 Peaks @ Mt. Lawlor W6/CT-089 & Strawberry Peak W6/CT-018
Feb 15 all-day