K0NR K0JJW Colorado 14er Event Report
Now to round out the story for the rest of the weekend.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On Saturday, Joyce/K0JJW and I hit trail for Mount Princeton around 5:30AM (at the "upper" trailhead). I had climbed that 14er many years ago, well before SOTA was a thing. Princeton is a majestic peak that towers over Buena Vista and the surrounding area. We see that mountain a lot when we are up at the cabin, so I kept thinking it would be great to activate it for SOTA. Despite it being a popular 14er, it had only been activated 2 times (now 4 times with Joyce and me).
The weather was excellent on Saturday...got a few sprinkles just as we got back to the Jeep.
We pretty much used the FT-90 Transceiver with LiPo battery, operating on 30W into a 3-element Arrow antenna. I did have my very first DMR SOTA contact with Terry/KE0HNW, using my Tytera handheld on 70 cm. I made a few calls on 446.0 MHz but never got a reply.
Here's my log...Joyce's is about the same but with fewer QSOs.
UTC Band Md Callsign
15:38 144MHz FM KD0VHD mobile
15:40 144MHz FM KS0E Jefferson
15:42 144MHz FM KI6YMZ Maroon Peak (W0C/WE-002)
15:46 144MHz FM N0MTN Mount Sherman (W0C/SR-061)
15:47 144MHz FM K0ETT Huron Peak (W0C/SR-010)
15:48 144MHz FM WA6MM Mount Bierstadt (W0C/PR-015)
15:49 144MHz FM KN0MAP
15:50 144MHz FM KD0YOB on his way up Mt Flora
15:53 144MHz FM KE0HNW
15:54 144MHz FM KE0RMY
15:55 433MHz DV KE0HNW My first DMR contact for SOTA
15:57 144MHz FM W0AJO
16:17 144MHz FM K0BLL Mount Belford (W0C/SR-006)
16:30 144MHz FM W0ASB Mount Antero (W0C/SR-003)
I also worked a few more stations on our way down but we were off the summit by then. I've submitted a chaser log for those.
Our story about Sunday is below....kind of disappointing but safety first. I know lots of other people reported issues with the weather.
Like Brad/WA6MM said, this is one advantage of doing the event over the whole weekend...more options if one day is stormy.
Thanks to everyone that came out to play!
Bob Witte / K0NR / @K0NR / www.k0nr.com
On 05-Aug-18 1:35 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
Joyce/K0JJW and I headed up Mt Antero today for the 14er Event. The wx