Re: SOTA Activation - Grays and Torreys


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:

How did it go today?

Bob K0NR

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... /

On 27-Aug-17 8:34 AM, Kris Orrison ke0btx@... [ham14er] wrote:
> Setting up now
> Kris
> On Aug 25, 2017, at 3:50 PM, Mark Molberg n0mtn@...
> n0mtn@...> [ham14er] <ham14er@...
>>> wrote:
>> I will be working communications for the Golden Gran Fondo bicycle
>> race in and near Golden, CO on Sunday. I will keep a radio on
>> listening and watching for your spots.
>> Mark
>> N0MTN
>> On Friday, August 25, 2017 3:40 PM, "Peter Ebertowsky
>> pebertowsky@... pebertowsky@...> [ham14er]"
>> <ham14er@...>> wrote:
>> Thanks for the alert, Kris. I may be in range, may be on a summit in
>> N Colorado sometime after 10am. Perhaps Elk Mountain, W0C/PR-009,
>> north of Granby.
>> 73,
>> Peter-KD0YOB
>> On Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:23:24 PM MDT, ke0btx@...
>> ke0btx@...> [ham14er] <ham14er@...
>>>> wrote:
>> Will attempt SOTA activations of Grays and Torreys this Sunday the
>> 27th. Will just be operating on VHF/UHF. If anyone is up and around
>> I'll be on 146.52. Not sure when we will be at he summit, will be
>> with a good size group. Probly wll summit Grays at 8:00-8:30 and
>> Torreys a few hours after depending how long we stay on Grays.
>> Kris

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