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Re: Hikers rescued in white out, winter conditions from Mt. Elbert

N6JFD
 

Not to mention the big search in Southern California on Mt Baldy last December whoch resulted in one Searcher dying (lost footing and slid down a face).  They did not find that subject till June or July.  

Most SAR teams are volunteers

On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 18:19 okernytskyy via groups.io <okernytskyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Folks,

Not all rescue are successful.
Woman died on Mt Whitney trail this weekend from hypothermia.
Please use common sense during winter activations, and check weather forecast before you will go.

73! Oleh
KD7WPJ

On Monday, November 9, 2020, 09:05:32 AM PST, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:



Hey, its winter out there!

Hikers rescued in white out, winter conditions from Mt. Elbert

https://kdvr.com/news/local/hikers-rescued-in-white-out-winter-conditions-from-mt-elbert/

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Two hikers were rescued early Sunday morning by a Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) volunteer team and a Chaffee County Search and Rescue (CCSAR) team after going off trail on Mt. Elbert.

--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...
Check out my book:
VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radi

--
this was pounded out on my iPhone and i have fat fingers plus  two left thumbs :)

We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.


Re: Hikers rescued in white out, winter conditions from Mt. Elbert

okernytskyy
 

Folks,

Not all rescue are successful.
Woman died on Mt Whitney trail this weekend from hypothermia.
Please use common sense during winter activations, and check weather forecast before you will go.

73! Oleh
KD7WPJ

On Monday, November 9, 2020, 09:05:32 AM PST, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:



Hey, its winter out there!

Hikers rescued in white out, winter conditions from Mt. Elbert

https://kdvr.com/news/local/hikers-rescued-in-white-out-winter-conditions-from-mt-elbert/

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Two hikers were rescued early Sunday morning by a Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) volunteer team and a Chaffee County Search and Rescue (CCSAR) team after going off trail on Mt. Elbert.

--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...
Check out my book:
VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radi


Hikers rescued in white out, winter conditions from Mt. Elbert

Bob K0NR
 


Hey, its winter out there!

Hikers rescued in white out, winter conditions from Mt. Elbert

https://kdvr.com/news/local/hikers-rescued-in-white-out-winter-conditions-from-mt-elbert/

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Two hikers were rescued early Sunday morning by a Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) volunteer team and a Chaffee County Search and Rescue (CCSAR) team after going off trail on Mt. Elbert.

--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...
Check out my book:
VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radi


Colorado 14er Event Task Force - new members

Bob K0NR
 

Ham14er List:
The Colorado 14er Event is managed by the Colorado 14er Event Task Force, a small group of hams active in the event.
We had a few attritions for one reason or another, so we've added three new folks to the task force to get back to "full staffing."
Congratulations to our new members:
Wayne/AD0KE, Peter/KD0YOB and Terry/WB0RBA

Wayne, Peter and Terry have all been active during the 14er Event in recent years plus Summits On The Air throughout the year.

These folks are in addition to our existing members: Bob/K0NR, Steve/WG0AT, Glen/WE7C and Dan/N0TZL.

We are always looking for new ideas to promote and improve the event, so feel free to reach out to any of us on the task force.
You can send something to the general ham14er list or directly to a task force member (we are have email address on qrz.com).

73 Bob K0NR
--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...


Moving the ham14er.org website to groups.io

Bob K0NR
 

For the past few years, the ham14er.org web site has been hosted on Google sites. That is, the domain name ham14er.org just pointed to https://sites.google.com/site/ham14er/

I just completed moving the ham14er website over to groups.io, establishing it as a Wiki under the ham14er group. (A Wiki is a fancy name for a content management system that is easily edited and shared.) This consolidates all the Colorado 14er Event web material in one place. The URL: ham14er.org now points to the Home page in the Wiki.

For the most part, you will just see some differences in navigation using the Wiki structure. To move between Wiki pages, you just select "Pages" at the bottom of any page. Any URLs that pointed to specific pages on google sites will be broken.

You can still go to the website (Wiki) using http://www.ham14er.org

Or you can log into the ham14er group.io and select Wiki on the left side of the page:
https://ham14er.groups.io/g/ham14er

Any questions or problem, please let me know.

Bob
--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...


[nasota] W7A 10-POINT s2s Madness Event Oct 3, 2020

Bob K0NR
 

A great mountaintop event in Arizona...

BobW
Sent from mobile device

Begin forwarded message:

From: peter scola <pscolawa7jtm@...>
Date: August 25, 2020 at 18:56:25 CDT
To: main@nasota.groups.io
Subject: [nasota] W7A 10-POINT s2s Madness Event Oct 3, 2020
Reply-To: main@nasota.groups.io

Well, it's fast approaching that time of year again!!  W7A 10-POINT S2S MADNESS is getting closer.

The 2020 version of the W7A 10-POINT s2s MADNESS Event will be held on October 3rd, 2020...a Saturday morning this year.

This is the event were we activate as many 10 Point Arizona Summits as we can at the same time on Saturday Morning. This s2s event runs all day, but most Operators finish up by early afternoon 2100 or so UTC. By then they are exhausted, and their batteries are dead. A few may even start activating Friday evening  (UTC Saturday at 0001).

In 2018 we had: Twenty Five 10 point summits on the air with 35 activators, making 1104 contacts
In 2019 we had: Twenty Three 10 point summits on the air with 27 activators, making 1059 contacts

Chasers and Activators from other states are obviously welcome to join in the s2s fun from a summit or from home. If u are out of state and can get on a summit do so...if it's a 10-pointer even better!!

We operate HF, VHF, and Microwave depending on what each stations capabilities are.

I will have all HF bands from 80-10 Meters (sorry no 60M on my FT817), and then 6M thru 1296 MHz  (50/144/222/432/902/1296). May not use them all, but they will be on the summit with me.

So if u are bored give us a call or two, or head for the hills so we can all rack up more s2s points than you can shake a Yagi at!

I'm pretty sure you won't get bored.

thanks

C U in the Chaos!

Pete
WA7JTM
W7A Association Manager


Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Bdale Garbee
 

"Joyce Witte" <joyce@...> writes:

Thanks, Ben, and that was the first really big pile up that I have
ever worked with. I have hear Bob work with them during contests but I
have never done it. I so hope I did not miss anyone. It was so fun and
means so very much to me!!!
Congrats, Joyce! Working pileups is "an acquired skill" ..

73 - Bdale, KB0G


Re: KM4PEH 14-er report

Bob K0NR
 

I normally have a Verizon phone with me, which usually is sufficient.
I sometimes carry an AT&T phone too, sometimes it works better, sometimes not so much.

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 12-Aug-20 7:41 PM, Jon Richardson (KM4PEH) wrote:

I think back and wonder if maybe I should have tried a little harder to get it to work with you and not given up so easily. 

 

I wasn’t able to spot myself due to cell (Verizon) coverage unreliability.  I noticed you spotted yourself yesterday – who is your phone with? 

 

Jon

 

From: ham14er@ham14er.groups.io <ham14er@ham14er.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob K0NR
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:06 PM
To: ham14er@ham14er.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ham14er] KM4PEH 14-er report

 

Jon,
Sorry about the activation challenges. I would expect you would have done better from FT-123 (Trail Ridge). I heard K0REW work you from near Hartsel, which is a long haul so your signal was getting out.
Were you able to spot yourself on SOTAwatch?

Bob

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 11-Aug-20 3:15 PM, Jon Richardson (KM4PEH) wrote:

I planned to activate 3 peaks Thursday July 30 and Sat Aug 1.  I only activated one (FR-123), with 3 QSO’s and no activation points.  A disappointing couple of days.  Lessons were learned that I will make use of going forward.

 

On Sunday August 2, I decided to chase and thought I’d get at least three from Wilkerson Pass.  So I drove there and the terrain allowed easy QSO’s with N0EMU on Badger Mtn (SP-072), K0JJW & K0NR on Mt White (SR-021) and W0CP on 12792 (SP-042).  I wasn’t sure about Mt White beforehand because there are hills between Wilkerson and anything south of Mt Princeton, but the results were perfect.

 

Wilkerson has a clear shot West to the Collegiates and then back east to Pikes Peak, but to the north, I was staring at the face of Badger Mountain and to the south into some hills.  I was glad to have the three chases and thought that would be it, but I kept trying.  I successfully chased KX0R on Fairburn Mtn (SR-053) and KF0AUK on San Luis Peak (SC-002).

 

Chasing KX0R on Fairburn (SR-053) was the most interesting.  I was pointing my yagi at Pikes Peak.  Was I getting reflection off of Pikes, or just going around Badger off the side of my Yagi?  I didn’t try aiming in different directions since it was working enough to complete the QSO.

 

Chasing KF0AUK on San Luis Peak was also interesting simply because of how hard we worked for it.  I could barely hear him.  The fact that I had written down his alert on my notepad and knew to expect him was very helpful.  My yagi was pointing south into the hills directly in front of me so the signal was doing some bending.

 

The Wilkerson pass location proved to be good for chasing those specific summits.  There was also good Verizon coverage there, allowing me to post spots for a couple of the activators.  The results there made up for the prior frustration.

 

All of my QSO’s were on 2m FM, with the exception of an extra QSO with K0NR on 446.

 

Jon R, KM4PEH

--

Jon Richardson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-richardson/

GPG: 5454 B1B7 86ED 3A3C 4B11  015E 037D 98F5 2998 9CFE

 

 



Re: KM4PEH 14-er report

Jon Richardson (KM4PEH)
 

I think back and wonder if maybe I should have tried a little harder to get it to work with you and not given up so easily. 

 

I wasn’t able to spot myself due to cell (Verizon) coverage unreliability.  I noticed you spotted yourself yesterday – who is your phone with? 

 

Jon

 

From: ham14er@ham14er.groups.io <ham14er@ham14er.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob K0NR
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:06 PM
To: ham14er@ham14er.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ham14er] KM4PEH 14-er report

 

Jon,
Sorry about the activation challenges. I would expect you would have done better from FT-123 (Trail Ridge). I heard K0REW work you from near Hartsel, which is a long haul so your signal was getting out.
Were you able to spot yourself on SOTAwatch?

Bob

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 11-Aug-20 3:15 PM, Jon Richardson (KM4PEH) wrote:

I planned to activate 3 peaks Thursday July 30 and Sat Aug 1.  I only activated one (FR-123), with 3 QSO’s and no activation points.  A disappointing couple of days.  Lessons were learned that I will make use of going forward.

 

On Sunday August 2, I decided to chase and thought I’d get at least three from Wilkerson Pass.  So I drove there and the terrain allowed easy QSO’s with N0EMU on Badger Mtn (SP-072), K0JJW & K0NR on Mt White (SR-021) and W0CP on 12792 (SP-042).  I wasn’t sure about Mt White beforehand because there are hills between Wilkerson and anything south of Mt Princeton, but the results were perfect.

 

Wilkerson has a clear shot West to the Collegiates and then back east to Pikes Peak, but to the north, I was staring at the face of Badger Mountain and to the south into some hills.  I was glad to have the three chases and thought that would be it, but I kept trying.  I successfully chased KX0R on Fairburn Mtn (SR-053) and KF0AUK on San Luis Peak (SC-002).

 

Chasing KX0R on Fairburn (SR-053) was the most interesting.  I was pointing my yagi at Pikes Peak.  Was I getting reflection off of Pikes, or just going around Badger off the side of my Yagi?  I didn’t try aiming in different directions since it was working enough to complete the QSO.

 

Chasing KF0AUK on San Luis Peak was also interesting simply because of how hard we worked for it.  I could barely hear him.  The fact that I had written down his alert on my notepad and knew to expect him was very helpful.  My yagi was pointing south into the hills directly in front of me so the signal was doing some bending.

 

The Wilkerson pass location proved to be good for chasing those specific summits.  There was also good Verizon coverage there, allowing me to post spots for a couple of the activators.  The results there made up for the prior frustration.

 

All of my QSO’s were on 2m FM, with the exception of an extra QSO with K0NR on 446.

 

Jon R, KM4PEH

--

Jon Richardson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-richardson/

GPG: 5454 B1B7 86ED 3A3C 4B11  015E 037D 98F5 2998 9CFE

 

 


Re: KM4PEH 14-er report

Bob K0NR
 

Jon,
Sorry about the activation challenges. I would expect you would have done better from FT-123 (Trail Ridge). I heard K0REW work you from near Hartsel, which is a long haul so your signal was getting out.
Were you able to spot yourself on SOTAwatch?

Bob

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 11-Aug-20 3:15 PM, Jon Richardson (KM4PEH) wrote:

I planned to activate 3 peaks Thursday July 30 and Sat Aug 1.  I only activated one (FR-123), with 3 QSO’s and no activation points.  A disappointing couple of days.  Lessons were learned that I will make use of going forward.

 

On Sunday August 2, I decided to chase and thought I’d get at least three from Wilkerson Pass.  So I drove there and the terrain allowed easy QSO’s with N0EMU on Badger Mtn (SP-072), K0JJW & K0NR on Mt White (SR-021) and W0CP on 12792 (SP-042).  I wasn’t sure about Mt White beforehand because there are hills between Wilkerson and anything south of Mt Princeton, but the results were perfect.

 

Wilkerson has a clear shot West to the Collegiates and then back east to Pikes Peak, but to the north, I was staring at the face of Badger Mountain and to the south into some hills.  I was glad to have the three chases and thought that would be it, but I kept trying.  I successfully chased KX0R on Fairburn Mtn (SR-053) and KF0AUK on San Luis Peak (SC-002).

 

Chasing KX0R on Fairburn (SR-053) was the most interesting.  I was pointing my yagi at Pikes Peak.  Was I getting reflection off of Pikes, or just going around Badger off the side of my Yagi?  I didn’t try aiming in different directions since it was working enough to complete the QSO.

 

Chasing KF0AUK on San Luis Peak was also interesting simply because of how hard we worked for it.  I could barely hear him.  The fact that I had written down his alert on my notepad and knew to expect him was very helpful.  My yagi was pointing south into the hills directly in front of me so the signal was doing some bending.

 

The Wilkerson pass location proved to be good for chasing those specific summits.  There was also good Verizon coverage there, allowing me to post spots for a couple of the activators.  The results there made up for the prior frustration.

 

All of my QSO’s were on 2m FM, with the exception of an extra QSO with K0NR on 446.

 

Jon R, KM4PEH

--

Jon Richardson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-richardson/

GPG: 5454 B1B7 86ED 3A3C 4B11  015E 037D 98F5 2998 9CFE

 



Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Joyce Witte
 

Thanks, Ben, and that was the first really big pile up that I have ever worked with. I have hear Bob work with them during contests but I have never done it. I so hope I did not miss anyone. It was so fun and means so very much to me!!!

Joyce

On Aug 11, 2020, at 9:20 AM, Ben KE0NRZ <benjamin.edward.jolly@...> wrote:

Congrats Joyce! 

I've only been licensed 3 years but that was the biggest pileup on VHF I have ever heard, and I could only hear about 1/3 of the chasers...

Ben Jolly
KØBEJ

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 10:27 PM Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:
Oops...

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 10-Aug-20 10:06 PM, Richard Hendricks KE0GB wrote:
Bob:

Uh, don't you mean, "Way to go, Grrl!"

;^)

73 - Rick
KE0GB




Re: KM4PEH 14-er report

Eric KF0AUK
 

Hi Jon,

Good report. I enjoyed making contact with you. I could barely hear you, but we made contact. The weekend was a lot of fun. I anticipate more QSOs with you in the future!

Eric
--
KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson


Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Joyce Witte
 

Thanks for all of your kind, and silly, words and all of the support you have given me along the way. You have no idea how wonderful it felt getting all of the contacts on the top of Pikes on my special day. I kept having flashbacks of some of the wonderful hikes, and some of the painful and very difficult one, also. It was an amazing two hours. I so appreciate you all. Who will be the next Goat?

Joyce

On Aug 10, 2020, at 10:27 PM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Oops...

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 10-Aug-20 10:06 PM, Richard Hendricks KE0GB wrote:
Bob:

Uh, don't you mean, "Way to go, Grrl!"

;^)

73 - Rick
KE0GB


Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Bob K0NR
 

Ben,
This can be pretty exciting (complex, confusing, intimidating) on the summit.
You are hearing EVERYONE but they can't hear each other so they end up calling on top of one another.

Bob

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 11-Aug-20 9:20 AM, Ben KE0NRZ wrote:
Congrats Joyce! 

I've only been licensed 3 years but that was the biggest pileup on VHF I have ever heard, and I could only hear about 1/3 of the chasers...

Ben Jolly
KØBEJ

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 10:27 PM Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:
Oops...

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 10-Aug-20 10:06 PM, Richard Hendricks KE0GB wrote:
Bob:

Uh, don't you mean, "Way to go, Grrl!"

;^)

73 - Rick
KE0GB


KM4PEH 14-er report

Jon Richardson (KM4PEH)
 

I planned to activate 3 peaks Thursday July 30 and Sat Aug 1.  I only activated one (FR-123), with 3 QSO’s and no activation points.  A disappointing couple of days.  Lessons were learned that I will make use of going forward.

 

On Sunday August 2, I decided to chase and thought I’d get at least three from Wilkerson Pass.  So I drove there and the terrain allowed easy QSO’s with N0EMU on Badger Mtn (SP-072), K0JJW & K0NR on Mt White (SR-021) and W0CP on 12792 (SP-042).  I wasn’t sure about Mt White beforehand because there are hills between Wilkerson and anything south of Mt Princeton, but the results were perfect.

 

Wilkerson has a clear shot West to the Collegiates and then back east to Pikes Peak, but to the north, I was staring at the face of Badger Mountain and to the south into some hills.  I was glad to have the three chases and thought that would be it, but I kept trying.  I successfully chased KX0R on Fairburn Mtn (SR-053) and KF0AUK on San Luis Peak (SC-002).

 

Chasing KX0R on Fairburn (SR-053) was the most interesting.  I was pointing my yagi at Pikes Peak.  Was I getting reflection off of Pikes, or just going around Badger off the side of my Yagi?  I didn’t try aiming in different directions since it was working enough to complete the QSO.

 

Chasing KF0AUK on San Luis Peak was also interesting simply because of how hard we worked for it.  I could barely hear him.  The fact that I had written down his alert on my notepad and knew to expect him was very helpful.  My yagi was pointing south into the hills directly in front of me so the signal was doing some bending.

 

The Wilkerson pass location proved to be good for chasing those specific summits.  There was also good Verizon coverage there, allowing me to post spots for a couple of the activators.  The results there made up for the prior frustration.

 

All of my QSO’s were on 2m FM, with the exception of an extra QSO with K0NR on 446.

 

Jon R, KM4PEH

--

Jon Richardson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-richardson/

GPG: 5454 B1B7 86ED 3A3C 4B11  015E 037D 98F5 2998 9CFE

 


Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Ben KE0NRZ
 

Congrats Joyce! 

I've only been licensed 3 years but that was the biggest pileup on VHF I have ever heard, and I could only hear about 1/3 of the chasers...

Ben Jolly
KØBEJ

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 10:27 PM Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:
Oops...

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 10-Aug-20 10:06 PM, Richard Hendricks KE0GB wrote:
Bob:

Uh, don't you mean, "Way to go, Grrl!"

;^)

73 - Rick
KE0GB


Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Bob K0NR
 

Oops...

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...

On 10-Aug-20 10:06 PM, Richard Hendricks KE0GB wrote:
Bob:

Uh, don't you mean, "Way to go, Grrl!"

;^)

73 - Rick
KE0GB
_._,_._,_




Re: Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Richard Hendricks KE0GB
 

Bob:

Uh, don't you mean, "Way to go, Grrl!"

;^)

73 - Rick
KE0GB


Joyce/K0JJW New Mountain Goat

Bob K0NR
 

Congratulations to Joyce/K0JJW for completing 1000 activator points while activating Pikes Peak today. She is my totally awesome hiking partner and spouse. Early on, she always hiked with me on SOTA activations but didn't start pursuing activator points until the middle of 2017.  All of her SOTA contacts have been on the VHF/UHF bands, lots of 2m fm along with 2m ssb, 70 cm and 23 cm FM.
She had quite the pileup on 146.55 MHz today.

She has activated 181 summits, 112 unique in 19 associations.
She is the second female Mountain Goat in Colorado (after Lynn/KC0YQF) and is probably about number 8 female goat in North America? Anyone keeping track?



Why to go, Grrl!

73 Bob
--
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bob@...
Check out my book:
VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radio


Re: Joyce/K0JJW Pikes Peak (W0C/FR-004)

Ben KE0NRZ
 

I will set up my good antenna and be listening, I can see the summit of Pikes Peak (and the new ginormous summit house) from my dining room.

Ben J KØBEJ

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 8:49 PM Ron K6CPR <gottafish77@...> wrote:
Go get 'em Joyce! How exciting!  I'd point my yagi that way, but I think it's just a little too far from So Cal.😀  Have a great day up there!😎

73,
Ron K6CPR

Virus-free. www.avg.com

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 3:02 PM Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:
Heads up that Joyce/K0JJW will be activating Pikes Peak (W0C/FR-004) on Monday morning.
This will push her over 1000 points to Mountain Goat status, using only VHF/UHF frequencies.
Look for her on 146.55 MHz (maybe 146.52 also) around 11 AM local time.

Woo Hoo!
Summits On The Air, having fun messing around with radios.

73 Bob
--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...