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.

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.

 

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Strawberry Peak W6/CT-018 @ Strawberry Peak W6/CT-018
Feb 15 all-day
Mar
2
Sat
2019
W6/SD-040 West Ord Mountain (6-Points) @ West Ord Mountain W6/SD-040
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Six points for this one and time may vary depending on time line with traffic and weather.  Track KG6HQD-7 via APRS.fi for actual time lines and APRS will be activated from trail head.  Will spend 1.5 hours on summit and will work 40m, 20m, & VHF 146.520 FM.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
W6/SD-443 Goat Mountain (4 Point Peak) @ Goat Mountain W6/SD-443
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Will work toward arriving and being setup by 0800 PST.  Track me on aprs.fi using KG6HQD while mobile and KG6HQD-7 once on the trail for real time ETA to summit.  Will spend 1.5 hours on summit and will work 20m & VHF 146.520 FM.  Message me on APRS for band requests with 40-10m SSB limits.