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[w0c-sota] Mt Bierstadt Can Be Dangerous!

Bob K0NR
 

Forwarding from the W0C-SOTA group...

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Subject: [w0c-sota] Mt Bierstadt Can Be Dangerous!
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2021 05:44:43 -0700
From: Brad WA6MM <wa6mm@...>
Reply-To: w0c-sota@groups.io
To: w0c-sota@groups.io


Here's a podcast (~one hour long) about a group of hikers caught out in a storm on Mt Bierstadt just one month ago.  I can relate to their predicament as I was chased off that summit two years ago the first week of June when a fast moving storm came in with thunder and lightning.  I waited too long to descend as I thought the storm was going to miss the summit.  Scary stuff but I was able to quickly descend the snow slopes to relative safety.  Mt Bierstadt is considered one of the easier 14ers so people get complacent and don't give that mountain enough respect.  Many people aren't prepared and leave the trailhead for the summit much too late in the morning. 

https://www.thesharpendpodcast.com/episode-65

The thunderstorm season is upon us now!
73, Brad
WA6MM


10-10-10 Event :: Happy Birthday WØC-SOTA

Bob K0NR
 

This year we will have a celebration of 10 years of Summits On The Air in Colorado. Details below.
We've lined this up to start with the Colorado 14er Event, on its normal first full weekend in August dates (Aug 7 & 8).
This should be a lot of fun, so be thinking about how you can participate in this.

By the way, this is the 30th year for the Colorado 14er Event. Time flies when you are messing around with radios on mountains.

73 Bob K0NR
Colorado 14er Event Task Force

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Subject: [nasota] 10-10-10 Event :: Happy Birthday WØC-SOTA
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 07:33:34 -0700
From: Matt Schnizer via groups.io <k0mos@...>
Reply-To: main@nasota.groups.io
To: main@nasota.groups.io


May 1st, 2010 – WGØAT/Steve sent a CQ from Mount Herman in Colorado and thus inaugurated the birth of SOTA in WØ land with 33 CW contacts around the world.

Fast forward to today, Steve is still sending CQs from 
Mount Herman (WØC/FR-Ø63), and other peaks, almost on a daily basis but he also inspired countless hams (incl. yours truly) to join a growing bunch of people who love the outdoors and combine their hiking activities with their radio hobby.

Some statistics… during the last 10+ years the Colorado Association (WØC) grew from:

  • 219 initial (seed) summits to a total of 1797 qualifying summits
  • a handful of Activators to ~180
  • a few chasers to almost 200

These highly motivated men and women of all ages activated more than 7,400 summits, generated more than 40,000 points and 15 Mountain Goats (MG) – many of them double or even six-fold (thanks KXØR/George).

WØC Chasers worked over 90,000 stations around the world, generated almost 500,000 points and 33 Shack-Sloths.

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary1WØC-SOTA is organizing a 10-10-10 Event2 with a challenge for Activators and Chasers alike.

Activator challenge: Activate 10 (or more) 10K (or higher) summits (in WØC) within 10 days.

Chaser challenge: Chase Activators on 10 different (or more) qualifying WØC summits (10K or higher) within the 10 days.

Event Date: We will kick-off the event in conjunction with the Colorado 14er event on August 7th, 2021 and conclude on August 16th.

Everybody is invited to participate. Plan your vacations and business-trips to Colorado accordingly. Block off these days in your calendar. Get in shape… repair your antennas and radios. It’s a once in a decade event.

There will be a ranking of all participants who meet the challenge. Photographer and new SOTA enthusiast Dan Oldfield (NØOLD) is generously donating a personalized and autographed print from his Colorful Colorado collection to each of the top 3 in both challenges.

 

More details will be announced as soon as they are hashed out on the WØC-SOTA Website (you can subscribe to get the latest updates) and the NA-SOTA group.


For the org. Team
Matt/KØMOS

1 It’s actually the 11th Anniversary but the COVID-19 Pandemic and historic Wildfires in Colorado interfered in 2020.
2 All SOTA rules apply
_._,_._,_



Re: Changes to 2m FM frequencies for the 14er Event

Bob K0NR
 

The ham14er.org web site has been updated to reflect these changes.

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...


On 30-Mar-21 1:42 PM, Bob K0NR wrote:
This is a heads up on a change to the recommended frequencies for 2m FM during the Colorado 14er Event.
These changes have been proposed by the Colorado 14er Event Task Force, the team that manages the event. The ham14er.org web page has not been updated just yet and we are interested in any comments or concerns before we do that.

Short Story:
We propose using these 2m FM simplex frequencies for the event:
146.58 North America Adventure Frequency
146.55
146.49
146.52 (2m FM Simplex Calling Frequency) - as needed
Background:
We've used different approaches over the years to manage the activity on the FM portion of the 2 meter band. It is the most commonly used band/mode during the Colorado 14er Event due to the compact size and easy availability of FM handheld radios. What we have found works best is designating a handful of 2m simplex frequencies and encourage people to spread out. We have intentionally avoided the use of the 2m FM calling frequency (146.52) because we can easily overload it near populated areas. In recent years, we used 147.42, 147.45, 147.48 and 147.51 MHz. Note that we skip the 15-kHz spaced channels in favor of 30-kHz spacing, which minimizes adjacent channel interference on the summits.

Common usage for SOTA is to just use the 2m FM calling channel, 146.52 MHz. Typically, there is only one or two activators on the air at the same time throughout the year. Recently, there has been a movement among VHF SOTA activators to use 146.58 MHz, the North America Adventure Frequency. So now we are seeing SOTA activity split between 146.52 and 146.58 MHz. See https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/01/north-america-adventure-freq/ for more information.

Proposed Changes:
Given the adoption of the North America Adventure Frequency for SOTA and similar activity, it makes sense for the Colorado 14er Event to adopt it as the primary channel for the operating event. However, one channel is not sufficient, so we are designating two other nearby simplex channels (146.55 and 146.49 MHz). We also include 146.52 MHz as another option with the strong guidance to avoid hogging the channel for any length of time, especially near highly-populated areas.

The recommended operating procedure for activators using 2m FM is to start by calling on 146.58 MHz. As that frequency gets busy, move off to 146.55 and 146.49 MHz. If you need to make a call on 146.52 MHz, go ahead and do so. However, if you find that the frequency gets too busy, announce you are moving over to one of the other channels and then change frequency.

Questions? Comments?

73
Bob Witte K0NR
President
Colorado 14er Event Task Force
ham14er.org




Changes to 2m FM frequencies for the 14er Event

Bob K0NR
 

This is a heads up on a change to the recommended frequencies for 2m FM during the Colorado 14er Event.
These changes have been proposed by the Colorado 14er Event Task Force, the team that manages the event. The ham14er.org web page has not been updated just yet and we are interested in any comments or concerns before we do that.

Short Story:
We propose using these 2m FM simplex frequencies for the event:
146.58 North America Adventure Frequency
146.55
146.49
146.52 (2m FM Simplex Calling Frequency) - as needed
Background:
We've used different approaches over the years to manage the activity on the FM portion of the 2 meter band. It is the most commonly used band/mode during the Colorado 14er Event due to the compact size and easy availability of FM handheld radios. What we have found works best is designating a handful of 2m simplex frequencies and encourage people to spread out. We have intentionally avoided the use of the 2m FM calling frequency (146.52) because we can easily overload it near populated areas. In recent years, we used 147.42, 147.45, 147.48 and 147.51 MHz. Note that we skip the 15-kHz spaced channels in favor of 30-kHz spacing, which minimizes adjacent channel interference on the summits.

Common usage for SOTA is to just use the 2m FM calling channel, 146.52 MHz. Typically, there is only one or two activators on the air at the same time throughout the year. Recently, there has been a movement among VHF SOTA activators to use 146.58 MHz, the North America Adventure Frequency. So now we are seeing SOTA activity split between 146.52 and 146.58 MHz. See https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/01/north-america-adventure-freq/ for more information.

Proposed Changes:
Given the adoption of the North America Adventure Frequency for SOTA and similar activity, it makes sense for the Colorado 14er Event to adopt it as the primary channel for the operating event. However, one channel is not sufficient, so we are designating two other nearby simplex channels (146.55 and 146.49 MHz). We also include 146.52 MHz as another option with the strong guidance to avoid hogging the channel for any length of time, especially near highly-populated areas.

The recommended operating procedure for activators using 2m FM is to start by calling on 146.58 MHz. As that frequency gets busy, move off to 146.55 and 146.49 MHz. If you need to make a call on 146.52 MHz, go ahead and do so. However, if you find that the frequency gets too busy, announce you are moving over to one of the other channels and then change frequency.

Questions? Comments?

73
Bob Witte K0NR
President
Colorado 14er Event Task Force
ham14er.org



Re: [w0c-sota] Outdoor Magazine discovers SOTA

N6JFD
 

I failed to mention it was actually K6CPR/Ron who initially bumped
into Chase on San Gabriel Peak, it was not me..

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 10:09 AM Jamie Dahl <jfdahl@gmail.com> wrote:

So here is a write up from the SoCalSOTA group on how this article
came to be: Thank WA9STI:

As promised, here is the story behind the story...

In December 2019 Scott WA9STI activated San Gabriel Peak. While Scott
was there he left a SOTA business card in the peak cache. Now fast
forward to MLK Day, January 2020 - my XYL and I hiked up to San
Gabriel Peak, thinking not many people would be up there on a cold
winter day, plus there was snow on the upper parts of the hike. We got
up there and had the peak to ourselves... so i thought. Anyways we
had no cell service and my handheld rx was getting killed by all of
the RF from Mt. Wilson and Mt. Lukens, so I couldn't spot. I set up an
EFLW and tried busting into some QSOs on 20 & 40, but then the crowds
showed up so I took my antenna down. (Lesson Learned: Don't activate a
small popular peak on a national holiday!) Several people asked what I
was doing and I spoke to them in between trying to make some QSOs on 2
meters. My XYL was being very patient and she was handling the job as
PR person the best she could. (My HF gear was on the bench and that
was generating a lot of questions). So this one very interested guy
pulls Scott's card out of the peak cache and asks if I am Scott. I
told him no but that I knew Scott. The guy took a picture of Scott's
card and put it back in the cache. The guy was Chase Brush, the author
of the Outside Magazine SOTA article.

Chase emailed Scott and asked about SOTA. Scott had Chase to his house
where he gave him a ham radio crash course. He taught him about RF
propagation, the difference between HF and VHF, the difference between
500 watts and QRP, CW, SSB, and FM simplex. Scott made some chaser
contacts so Chase could hear how SOTA worked. On 2/20/20 Chase tagged
along with Scott to a Krakta Ridge activation, which was not an easy
hike in the snow. Scott made 43 contacts on CW, SSB and 2 Meters.
Scott had Chase do some of the CQs and give back the signal reports.
Chase worked AH6V in Hawaii on 17M SSB and spoke with him for several
minutes. He was quite impressed with the low power setup and only 28'
of wire in the air was allowing this magic to happen.

Chase was also very interested in the outdoor aspect, how the hobby
was encouraging people to get outside and explore remote places. He
wanted to know what the internal motivations of SOTA enthusiasts were,
how they started and what keeps them going. Scott told me that Chase
wanted to be put in contact with others active in the community that
had logged lots of SOTA time, and accompany them on their activations.

So through Scott's help, Chase found himself in Colorado with Bob K0NR
and Joyce K0JJW, Steve WG0AT, Brad WA6MM, Paula K9IR, and Mike KE5AKL,
some of the best in the business. Chase had a fantastic introduction
and immersion to the world of ham radio and SOTA. He wrote an
excellent article that is sure to draw many others into ham radio and
SOTA.

So writers write, and editors edit... None of this would have
happened, except for Scott leaving his SOTA business card in the San
Gabriel Peak cache. I was only the guy that said I wasn't Scott when
asked, and that could have been any one of us. Scott really grabbed
the bull by the horns and helped get all of this going. So writers
write, and editors edit and the article is excellent. Scotts's part
was not included, but he certainly deserves a lot of credit, at least
within our SOTA groups!

Way to be a great Positive Ambassador of ham radio and SOTA, Scott!
73 de N6JFD





On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:55 AM Bob K0NR <bob@k0nr.com> wrote:


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [Special] [w0c-sota] Outdoor Magazine discovers SOTA
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 16:45:41 -0700
From: Walt W0CP <walt@w0cp.com>
Reply-To: w0c-sota@groups.io
To: w0c-sota@groups.io


Featuring our buddies WG0AT, WA6MM, K0JJR, AND K0NR.

inside the Summit Obsessed World of Ham Radio


Re: [w0c-sota] Outdoor Magazine discovers SOTA

N6JFD
 

So here is a write up from the SoCalSOTA group on how this article
came to be: Thank WA9STI:

As promised, here is the story behind the story...

In December 2019 Scott WA9STI activated San Gabriel Peak. While Scott
was there he left a SOTA business card in the peak cache. Now fast
forward to MLK Day, January 2020 - my XYL and I hiked up to San
Gabriel Peak, thinking not many people would be up there on a cold
winter day, plus there was snow on the upper parts of the hike. We got
up there and had the peak to ourselves... so i thought. Anyways we
had no cell service and my handheld rx was getting killed by all of
the RF from Mt. Wilson and Mt. Lukens, so I couldn't spot. I set up an
EFLW and tried busting into some QSOs on 20 & 40, but then the crowds
showed up so I took my antenna down. (Lesson Learned: Don't activate a
small popular peak on a national holiday!) Several people asked what I
was doing and I spoke to them in between trying to make some QSOs on 2
meters. My XYL was being very patient and she was handling the job as
PR person the best she could. (My HF gear was on the bench and that
was generating a lot of questions). So this one very interested guy
pulls Scott's card out of the peak cache and asks if I am Scott. I
told him no but that I knew Scott. The guy took a picture of Scott's
card and put it back in the cache. The guy was Chase Brush, the author
of the Outside Magazine SOTA article.

Chase emailed Scott and asked about SOTA. Scott had Chase to his house
where he gave him a ham radio crash course. He taught him about RF
propagation, the difference between HF and VHF, the difference between
500 watts and QRP, CW, SSB, and FM simplex. Scott made some chaser
contacts so Chase could hear how SOTA worked. On 2/20/20 Chase tagged
along with Scott to a Krakta Ridge activation, which was not an easy
hike in the snow. Scott made 43 contacts on CW, SSB and 2 Meters.
Scott had Chase do some of the CQs and give back the signal reports.
Chase worked AH6V in Hawaii on 17M SSB and spoke with him for several
minutes. He was quite impressed with the low power setup and only 28'
of wire in the air was allowing this magic to happen.

Chase was also very interested in the outdoor aspect, how the hobby
was encouraging people to get outside and explore remote places. He
wanted to know what the internal motivations of SOTA enthusiasts were,
how they started and what keeps them going. Scott told me that Chase
wanted to be put in contact with others active in the community that
had logged lots of SOTA time, and accompany them on their activations.

So through Scott's help, Chase found himself in Colorado with Bob K0NR
and Joyce K0JJW, Steve WG0AT, Brad WA6MM, Paula K9IR, and Mike KE5AKL,
some of the best in the business. Chase had a fantastic introduction
and immersion to the world of ham radio and SOTA. He wrote an
excellent article that is sure to draw many others into ham radio and
SOTA.

So writers write, and editors edit... None of this would have
happened, except for Scott leaving his SOTA business card in the San
Gabriel Peak cache. I was only the guy that said I wasn't Scott when
asked, and that could have been any one of us. Scott really grabbed
the bull by the horns and helped get all of this going. So writers
write, and editors edit and the article is excellent. Scotts's part
was not included, but he certainly deserves a lot of credit, at least
within our SOTA groups!

Way to be a great Positive Ambassador of ham radio and SOTA, Scott!
73 de N6JFD





On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:55 AM Bob K0NR <bob@k0nr.com> wrote:


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [Special] [w0c-sota] Outdoor Magazine discovers SOTA
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 16:45:41 -0700
From: Walt W0CP <walt@w0cp.com>
Reply-To: w0c-sota@groups.io
To: w0c-sota@groups.io


Featuring our buddies WG0AT, WA6MM, K0JJR, AND K0NR.

inside the Summit Obsessed World of Ham Radio


[w0c-sota] Outdoor Magazine discovers SOTA

Bob K0NR
 


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [Special] [w0c-sota] Outdoor Magazine discovers SOTA
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 16:45:41 -0700
From: Walt W0CP <walt@...>
Reply-To: w0c-sota@groups.io
To: w0c-sota@groups.io


Featuring our buddies WG0AT, WA6MM, K0JJR, AND K0NR.

inside the Summit Obsessed World of Ham Radio
_._,_._,_



W0C Summits On The Air Meeting - Feb 24 - 7 PM

Bob K0NR
 


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [w0c-sota] W0C Summits On The Air Meeting - Feb 24 - 7 PM
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 15:14:59 -0800
From: Bob K0NR <bob@...>
Reply-To: w0c-sota@groups.io
To: w0c-sota@groups.io


Updated Agenda

WØC SOTA Meeting

Feb 24, 2021 - 7 PM Mountain

Instead of having a W0C dinner, we will be having an online meeting (via Zoom) to get the W0C SOTA folks together. SOTA enthusiasts outside of Colorado that have an interest in chasing or activating W0C are welcome to join us.

Feel free to forward this to people that are interested but don’t post the Zoom details on a public website (to avoid any malicious participants). No registration required.

Agenda

1. Welcome and introductions - 15 min
   (modulate the introduction time per person to fit into 15 minutes)

2. Short Topics - 2 hours

Each Short Topic has up to 10 minutes for presentation
These can just be verbal or include slides, depending on the topic
Keep it informal, low overhead on preparation
It does not have to take 10 minutes, can be shorter but not longer
Add up to 5 additional minutes for group discussion
So this gives us a maximum time of 15 minutes per Short Topic
With 2 hours for this, that is at least 8 topics, maybe more if they are shorter

 

Here’s are tentative list, subject to change. We have room for at least one more topic, so let me know if you want to present.

 

Short Topic

Presenter

Comments

W0C Honor Roll – Activator, Chaser, S2S

Bob/K0NR

 

More Than A Decade of SOTA in Colorado

Matt/K0MOS

 

Colorado 14 Event

Bob/K0NR

 

My First Year of SOTA

Al/N1SMB

 

Summit Approach Adventures

- First Activation of Oregon Butte, (W7I/IC-045)

- Second Activation of Cameron Cone, (W0C/FR-138)

Dan/KN0MAP

 

Activating Alpine Plateau W0C/WE-082

Curtis/KC5CW

 

Twenty-Four Summits in Europe

Cap/W0CCA

 

Icom IC-705 First Impressions

Steve/WG0AT

 

 

 

 

3. Wrap up  - 15 minutes
     Final comments, last minute discussion

 

Zoom Meeting Info

Topic: W0C SOTA Meeting

Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81261435464

 

Meeting ID: 812 6143 5464

Passcode: summits

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,81261435464# US (Houston)

+16699006833,,81261435464# US (San Jose)

 

Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 812 6143 5464

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcisMTxjMC

 


W0C Summits On The Air Meeting - Feb 24 - 7 PM

Bob K0NR
 
Edited

WØC SOTA Meeting

Feb 24, 2021 - 7 PM Mountain

Instead of having a W0C dinner this year, we will be having an online meeting (via Zoom) to get the W0C SOTA folks together.
SOTA enthusiasts outside of Colorado that have an interest in chasing or activating W0C are welcome to join us.

If we were all together, we would be enjoying our favorite beverages, so I encourage you to plan ahead and have a drink or two available. Cash bar. 😁

Feel free to forward this to people that are interested but don’t post the Zoom details on a public website (to avoid any malicious participants). No registration required.

Come join us for a fun time!!!

Bob K0NR

Agenda

1. Welcome and introductions - 15 min
   (modulate the introduction time per person to fit into 15 minutes)

2. Short Topics - 2 hours

Each Short Topic has up to 10 minutes for presentation
These can just be verbal or include slides, depending on the topic
Keep it informal, low overhead on preparation
It does not have to take 10 minutes, can be shorter but not longer
Add up to 5 additional minutes for group discussion
So this gives us a maximum time of 15 minutes per Short Topic
With 2 hours for this, that is at least 8 topics, maybe more if they are shorter

 

Here’s are tentative list, subject to change. We have room for at least one more topic, so let me know if you want to present.

 

Short Topic

Presenter

Comments

W0C Honor Roll – Activator, Chaser, S2S

Bob/K0NR

 

Colorado 14 Event

Bob/K0NR

 

My First Year of SOTA

Al/N1SMB

 

Summit Approach Adventures

- First Activation of Oregon Butte, (W7I/IC-045)
- Second Activation of Cameron Cone, (W0C/FR-138)

 

Dan/KN0MAP

 

Activating Alpine Plateau W0C/WE-082

Curtis/KC5CW

 

Twenty-Nine Summits in Europe

Cap/W0CCA

 

Icom IC-705 First Impressions

Steve/WG0AT

 

< room for one more topic>

 

 

 

 3. Wrap up  - 15 minutes
     Final comments, last minute discussion

 

Zoom Meeting Info

Topic: W0C SOTA Meeting

Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Email bob@... for Zoom info.


Re: [w0c-sota] North America Adventure Frequency: 146.58 MHz

Scott Bastian
 

I will be with the Parker Radio Association doing field day from a ranch between Franktown and Castle Rock.  Will be monitoring 145.58 as well!

73 Scott AK6Q

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: [w0c-sota] North America Adventure Frequency: 146.58 MHz

Scott Bastian
 

I will be with the Parker Radio Association doing field day from a ranch between Franktown and Castle Rock.  Will be monitoring 145.58 as well!

73 Scott AK6Q

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: [w0c-sota] North America Adventure Frequency: 146.58 MHz

Mark Molberg
 

I will have to keep Mueller State Park in mind.

Annette, KA0JKZ, and I are going to Fort Morgan this Friday to look at a toy hauler camping trailer. We are staying in a motel in Brush, Colorado on Friday night. Saturday morning we will be at Jackson Lake State Park, K-1222 to play Winter Field Day and POTA.

The new toy hauler will be nice. Memorial Day Weekend and other times in the summer, we camp with other ham friends. I can bring my motorcycle along and take it out during the day for SOTA trips.

We will get for weekends with the camper.

Mark
N0MTN

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 07:33:59 PM MST, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:


Joyce and I did a POTA activation from Mueller SP a few weeks ago. I did not realize it is such a good vhf location (no SOTA tho).

BobW
Sent from mobile device

On Jan 26, 2021, at 7:21 PM, Dan Huber <maprider@...> wrote:


Thanks for the information, Bob.   I will get this added to my scan list for chasing.   

Also, I may try this frequency out this weekend while we participate in the Winter Field Day event.   We will be on the air 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday (Mountain Time) from Mueller State Park.   We will also be operating all the HF bands both SSB and Digital.    Callsign is NX0G.

73,
Dan, KN0MAP

On Jan 20, 2021, at 8:50 PM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Please note that the North America Adventure Frequency is 146.58 MHz, which is intended to be complementary to using 146.52 MHz.
My blog post on the topic is here:
https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/01/north-america-adventure-freq/

Some key points are:
  • The North America Adventure Frequency is 146.58 MHz.
  • This frequency is in addition to, not a replacement for, the National Simplex Calling Frequency 146.52 MHz.
  • Local usage will likely vary depending on needs.
  • Program 146.58 MHz as The Other Simplex Frequency in your radio.
--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...
Check out my book:
VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radio




Re: [w0c-sota] North America Adventure Frequency: 146.58 MHz

Bob K0NR
 

Joyce and I did a POTA activation from Mueller SP a few weeks ago. I did not realize it is such a good vhf location (no SOTA tho).

BobW
Sent from mobile device

On Jan 26, 2021, at 7:21 PM, Dan Huber <maprider@...> wrote:

Thanks for the information, Bob.   I will get this added to my scan list for chasing.   

Also, I may try this frequency out this weekend while we participate in the Winter Field Day event.   We will be on the air 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday (Mountain Time) from Mueller State Park.   We will also be operating all the HF bands both SSB and Digital.    Callsign is NX0G.

73,
Dan, KN0MAP

On Jan 20, 2021, at 8:50 PM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Please note that the North America Adventure Frequency is 146.58 MHz, which is intended to be complementary to using 146.52 MHz.
My blog post on the topic is here:
https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/01/north-america-adventure-freq/

Some key points are:
  • The North America Adventure Frequency is 146.58 MHz.
  • This frequency is in addition to, not a replacement for, the National Simplex Calling Frequency 146.52 MHz.
  • Local usage will likely vary depending on needs.
  • Program 146.58 MHz as The Other Simplex Frequency in your radio.
--
Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@...
Check out my book:
VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radio




Re: [w0c-sota] North America Adventure Frequency: 146.58 MHz

Dan Huber
 

Thanks for the information, Bob.   I will get this added to my scan list for chasing.   

Also, I may try this frequency out this weekend while we participate in the Winter Field Day event.   We will be on the air 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday (Mountain Time) from Mueller State Park.   We will also be operating all the HF bands both SSB and Digital.    Callsign is NX0G.

73,
Dan, KN0MAP

On Jan 20, 2021, at 8:50 PM, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:

Please note that the North America Adventure Frequency is 146.58 MHz, which is intended to be complementary to using 146.52 MHz.
My blog post on the topic is here:
https://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2021/01/north-america-adventure-freq/

Some key points are:
  • The North America Adventure Frequency is 146.58 MHz.
  • This frequency is in addition to, not a replacement for, the National Simplex Calling Frequency 146.52 MHz.
  • Local usage will likely vary depending on needs.
  • Program 146.58 MHz as The Other Simplex Frequency in your radio.
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Re: Colorado 14er Event - Aug 1 & 2, 2020

Brian
 

Wow,

Hitting an Elk while operating a peak ought to be work some number of bonus points .   I like your call sign :);


Brian

N6IZ

Mark Molberg via groups.io wrote:

(Yeah, it helps if you are retired.)

That's funny Bob, I am trying to juggle Employer Time, YL time, Hunting time and SOTA time. I have hit a few summits while elk hunting!

Mark
N0MTN


On Monday, January 25, 2021, 09:16:44 PM MST, Bob K0NR <bob@k0nr.com> wrote:


Another thing to consider...

For some of us that first week in August has turned into SOTA week.
Saturday and Sunday are the Colorado 14er Event.
Thursday and Friday are used for warmup hikes and SOTA activations.
There is usually a bunch of SOTA activity Wed through Sun.

So if your schedule allows, set aside a few extra days.
(Yeah, it helps if you are retired.)

73 Bob

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@k0nr.com <mailto:bob@k0nr.com>
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On 24-Jan-21 10:22 PM, Bob K0NR wrote:
The event is always the first full weekend in August, so that means Aug 7 & 8, 2021.

Also posted here: ham14er.org

Good to start planning!

Bob Witte, K0NR
bob@k0nr.com <mailto:bob@k0nr.com>
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On 24-Jan-21 9:36 PM, Eric KF0AUK via groups.io wrote:

Hi Bob,

I'm starting to do advance planning for 2021, work events, river trips, etc. Is the 2021 Ham14er weekend likely to be the first weekend in August? If the weekend hasn't been set yet then feel free to ignore me . . . I'll just keep an eye on group postings.

Thanks!

Eric

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KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson


Re: Colorado 14er Event - Aug 1 & 2, 2020

Mark Molberg
 

(Yeah, it helps if you are retired.)

That's funny Bob, I am trying to juggle Employer Time, YL time, Hunting time and SOTA time. I have hit a few summits while elk hunting!

Mark
N0MTN


On Monday, January 25, 2021, 09:16:44 PM MST, Bob K0NR <bob@...> wrote:


Another thing to consider...

For some of us that first week in August has turned into SOTA week.
Saturday and Sunday are the Colorado 14er Event.
Thursday and Friday are used for warmup hikes and SOTA activations.
There is usually a bunch of SOTA activity Wed through Sun.

So if your schedule allows, set aside a few extra days.
(Yeah, it helps if you are retired.)

73 Bob

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


On 24-Jan-21 10:22 PM, Bob K0NR wrote:
The event is always the first full weekend in August, so that means Aug 7 & 8, 2021.

Also posted here: ham14er.org

Good to start planning!

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


On 24-Jan-21 9:36 PM, Eric KF0AUK via groups.io wrote:

Hi Bob,

I'm starting to do advance planning for 2021, work events, river trips, etc. Is the 2021 Ham14er weekend likely to be the first weekend in August? If the weekend hasn't been set yet then feel free to ignore me . . . I'll just keep an eye on group postings.

Thanks!

Eric

--
KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson




Re: Colorado 14er Event - Aug 1 & 2, 2020

Bob K0NR
 

Another thing to consider...

For some of us that first week in August has turned into SOTA week.
Saturday and Sunday are the Colorado 14er Event.
Thursday and Friday are used for warmup hikes and SOTA activations.
There is usually a bunch of SOTA activity Wed through Sun.

So if your schedule allows, set aside a few extra days.
(Yeah, it helps if you are retired.)

73 Bob

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


On 24-Jan-21 10:22 PM, Bob K0NR wrote:
The event is always the first full weekend in August, so that means Aug 7 & 8, 2021.

Also posted here: ham14er.org

Good to start planning!

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


On 24-Jan-21 9:36 PM, Eric KF0AUK via groups.io wrote:

Hi Bob,

I'm starting to do advance planning for 2021, work events, river trips, etc. Is the 2021 Ham14er weekend likely to be the first weekend in August? If the weekend hasn't been set yet then feel free to ignore me . . . I'll just keep an eye on group postings.

Thanks!

Eric

--
KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson




Re: Colorado 14er Event - Aug 1 & 2, 2020

Eric KF0AUK
 

Thank you!!!

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KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson


Re: Colorado 14er Event - Aug 1 & 2, 2020

Bob K0NR
 

The event is always the first full weekend in August, so that means Aug 7 & 8, 2021.

Also posted here: ham14er.org

Good to start planning!

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


On 24-Jan-21 9:36 PM, Eric KF0AUK via groups.io wrote:

Hi Bob,

I'm starting to do advance planning for 2021, work events, river trips, etc. Is the 2021 Ham14er weekend likely to be the first weekend in August? If the weekend hasn't been set yet then feel free to ignore me . . . I'll just keep an eye on group postings.

Thanks!

Eric

--
KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson



Re: Colorado 14er Event - Aug 1 & 2, 2020

Eric KF0AUK
 

Hi Bob,

I'm starting to do advance planning for 2021, work events, river trips, etc. Is the 2021 Ham14er weekend likely to be the first weekend in August? If the weekend hasn't been set yet then feel free to ignore me . . . I'll just keep an eye on group postings.

Thanks!

Eric

--
KF0AUK
Eric Stephenson

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