Re: SOTA Activation - Grays and Torreys
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Hi Bob thanks for checking in with me. I was just thinking about emailing the group about the activations. Our group had a a great hike of both Grays and Torreys Peak and was able to activate both on 2m. :) Perfect weather and safe hike. Got to the top of Grays about 8:30am and then Torryes a while after. We saw quite a few mountain goats which was awesome.I always love explaining to people about SOTA on the summit when they ask what I am doing up there pointing my tape measure yagi around. :) Was able to introduce 2 people in my group to SOTA and showed them how it all works. One of them is taking their Tech exam Oct 5, so I am excited to have another friend with their license.
I did have something strange happen on Grays peak. I had my radio on both 146.52 and 147.42(main 14er freq) and I happened to hear a station on 147.42 and said he was in Pennsylvania. I was thinking to myself, "How is this possible on 2m?!" I attempted to call him and he could only make out some of my call sign. He said he was on a VOIP node I think. Has anyone else run into this? Is there a node here locally or was I reaching one further away I wonder?
Anyway these are my contacts from the day. Thanks everyone for the QSOs. Had a great time in nature and with friends.
Date:27/Aug/2017 Summit:W0C/FR-002 (Grays Peak) Call Used:KE0BTX Points: 10
Date:27/Aug/2017 Summit:W0C/PR-013 (Torreys Peak) Call Used:KE0BTX Points: 10
On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 7:24 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote: