Amateur Radio Fun in the Colorado Mountains
August 7 & 8, 2021
Amateur Radio operators from around Colorado will be climbing many of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains and Summits On The Air (SOTA) peaks to set up amateur radio stations in an effort to communicate with other radio amateurs across the state and around the world. Join in on the fun during the annual event and see how many of the mountaintop stations you can contact. This year the event is expanded to include the entire weekend. However, many mountaintop activators will hit the trail early with the goal of being off the summits by noon due to lightning safety concerns.
Important: The recommended 2m FM frequencies have been changed to 146.58, 146.55 and 146.49 MHz, to align with the use of the North America Adventure Frequency for SOTA (146.58). The National Simplex Calling Frequency (146.52) may be used as appropriate. See the operating frequencies page.
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The 14er event includes Summits On the Air (SOTA) peaks, which adds over 1700 summits! If you aren’t up to climbing a 14er, there are many other summits to choose from (with a wide range of difficulty). See the W0C SOTA web page at w0c-sota.org
Radio operators who plan to activate a summit should post their intent on the ham14er group. To subscribe to the “ham14er” email list, visit the groups.io site at https://ham14er.groups.io/g/ham14er/. Also, be sure to check out the event information at www.ham14er.org It is also a great idea to post an ALERT on the SOTAwatch.org website.
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