Calendar

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Sugarloaf Mountain W6/CT-256 @ Sugarloaf Mountain W6/CT-256
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Will work toward arriving and being setup by 0900 PST or 1600 UTC.  Track me on aprs.fi using KG6HQD-9 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.

This will be a head to head test of the KG6HQD speaker wire antenna vs the K9ARV linked dipole.  Both are cut and resonate on 20m and the dipole requires RG174 coax to use.  They will be setup identically and I’ll use the Elecraft Utility software to run CW through each of them for later RBN results.

Time Permitting a second nearby peak will be activated for fun with the “best” antenna!

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Lower Lytle Creek W6/CT-147 @ Lower Lytle Creek W6/CT-147
Apr 6 @ 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.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Palm View Peak W6/CT-068 @ Palm View Peak W6/CT-068
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Will work toward arriving and being setup by 1000 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.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
SOTA Activation Secret Location @ SOTA Secret Location
Apr 27 @ 4:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a deep hike in a remote area with NO water so planning related to weather will determine if it’s a go or not.

Will work toward arriving and being setup by 0900 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 hour on summit and will work 20m & VHF 146.520 FM.  Message me on APRS for band requests with 40-10m SSB limits.

May
3
Fri
2019
W6/SD-001 New York Two Benchmark (8 Point Peak) @ New York Two Benchmark W6/SD-001
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Will work toward arriving and being setup by 1000AM 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 1 hour on summit and will work 20m & VHF 146.520 FM.  Message me on APRS for band requests with 40-10m SSB limits.

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Hike into Golden Trout Wilderness @ Piute Pass (Sierras)
Aug 16 @ 3:00 am – Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

Six of us SOTA activators will be hiking deep into the Sierra Mountains along the Piute Pass and Golden Trout Wilderness area for multi-peak SOTA activations.

Click here for a quick look of our planned area.  There will be CW and hopefully APRS spots to keep you posted.  Doubt cell phones or Twitter will work but you never know.

Activators include:

K6ARK – Adam / K6TW – Tim / N0OI – Scott / W6RIP – Kevin / AA6XA – Jeff and yours truly.