Re: SOTA Activation - Grays and Torreys

Bob K0NR
 

Kris,
Congrats on the two activations.

You probably heard an EchoLink (or similar) node on 147.42 MHz. People usually set them up on random simplex frequencies (hopefully not 146.52). It can be confusing.

Bob K0NR
Sent from mobile device

On Aug 29, 2017, at 09:55, Kris Orrison ke0btx@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

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.

Kris
KE0BTX

Date:27/Aug/2017 Summit:W0C/FR-002 (Grays Peak) Call Used:KE0BTX Points: 10

TimeCallBandMode
14:38zKM5TY144MHzFM
14:46zKD7KXC144MHzFM
14:48zKI6YMZ144MHzFM
14:50zKE0IXG144MHzFM
14:52zAA0RQ144MHzFM
14:53zKI7IMB144MHzFM
14:56zWW8L144MHzFM


Date:27/Aug/2017 Summit:W0C/PR-013 (Torreys Peak) Call Used:KE0BTX Points: 10

TimeCallBandMode
16:33zKC4QYX144MHzFM
16:34zKM5TY144MHzFM
16:36zKE0KHR144MHzFM
16:39zK1BRX144MHzFM
16:42zKE0OES144MHzFM
16:45zN0LEA144MHzFM
16:45zWN6OTL144MHzFM
16:47zKE0MBU144MHzFM
16:48zAC0YV144MHzFM
16:50zNQ0L144MHzFM

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 7:24 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:
 

Kris,
How did it go today?

Bob K0NR

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... / www.k0nr.com

On 27-Aug-17 8:34 AM, Kris Orrison ke0btx@... [ham14er] wrote:
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> Setting up now
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> Kris
>
> On Aug 25, 2017, at 3:50 PM, Mark Molberg n0mtn@...
> n0mtn@...> [ham14er] <ham14er@...
> ham14er@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:
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>> 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
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>> On Friday, August 25, 2017 3:40 PM, "Peter Ebertowsky
>> pebertowsky@... pebertowsky@...> [ham14er]"
>> <ham14er@... ham14er@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:
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>> 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
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>> On Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:23:24 PM MDT, ke0btx@...
>> ke0btx@...> [ham14er] <ham14er@...
>> ham14er@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:
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>> 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
>> KE0BTX
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