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Re: Please Post Your Log

KD5ZZK
 

Randy K5RHD and I made it up Mt Sneffels on Sunday. The weather was perfect. However, I underestimated the scree slide and the 'chute'. We didn't get on summit until after 11am. I think I got at least 4-5 S2S contacts. With an eye on the western clouds, we were able to stay on summit until after 12n. The dark clouds didn't start appearing over the Wilson group until after 1pm. By the time they reached us, we were at the bottom of the scree slope. The thunder was sounding around us as we made our way along Yankee Boy Basin to the upper 4x4 trailhead and Randy's Jeep.

Andrew
KD5ZZK
Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas SOTA manager

FT-817 Blown Finals club for the big 14er event

Jeff <jeff@...>
 

It seems the FT-817 I have used on various 14er events, including Longs peak in 2003 bit the dust. Estimated output is about 30-50 mw. Thanks to the folks operating on other summits that were able to copy and make successful contacts with me this year. The previous outing there was no sign of trouble with the output,  but I did notice the battery was lower than it should have been. It all matches up with the symptoms others have posted when there was a failure. I am not in a position to acquire the brand new KX2 so hopefully I will be able to get a new finals board from Yaesu soon. Perhaps I should have brought a backup for HF ;-)

 

Weather was exceptionally great Sunday. No winds to speak of, lots of activity on HF, 2, and 70cm. Great to see Hon on Pikes, was able to make contact with him on 2 and 70cm.

 

Had to admire the job Skyler did. He lugged a pretty good size AGM battery to power up his equipment and had a nice operating position right on the top. Didn’t think to snap a pic would have been a good one for the archives.   

 

Unfortunately I forgot to bring paper to log on this time so I will be watching for Logs to be posted.

 

73 de NØXDW

 

Yahoo Groups continues to be sluggish

Bob K0NR
 

Yahoo Groups continues to be sluggish or maybe constipated.
I am seeing long delays a some messages.

Be patient. >:o

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

Re: Bad weather continues in the San Juans

Bob K0NR
 

Colorado generally has good weather in August which is why we hold the event then.

But its the mountains, so your mileage may vary :-)

73, Bob K0NR

On 8/6/2016 4:53 AM, kd5zzk@... [ham14er] wrote:
Bob, what time of year is it where all the clear, sunny Colorado photos are taken? This is my second trip to Colorado. First in 2014 14er Event, and this year. It's been cloudy, overcast raining BOTH times. Randy K5RHD (from Albuquerque) says the southwest has a 'monsoon season' this time of year?

2016 Ham 14er Event - Huron Peak

Mark Allsop
 

We had expected early thunderstorms in the Sawatch on Sunday so planned on an early arrival and departure from Huron Peak. Fortunately the weather remained lovely well into the early afternoon... wish I had brought the FT817 and worked 20m!


I've attached a screenshot from the SOTA log for Huron.


Cheers!


Mark Allsop

KT0AM

Pikes Peak log - Saturday K0NR + KB9DPF

Bob K0NR
 

Saturday K0NR and KB9DPF operated from Pikes Peak. The summit was socked in all morning, cold and damp.
We worked three SOTA summits: Crestone (14er), Shavano (14er) and Venable Peak (W0C/SC-008).
We drove to the summit and then did a SOTA-compliant activation.

Station was a mix of HTs, FT-817, half-wave verticals and small Arrow yagis for 2m/70cm.

We tried 2m ssb (144.200 MHz USB) but no luck there.


K0NR Log

Freq Time (Mtn) Callsign Location
147.45 1029 KI6YMZ Crestone David
1030 KD00BIK
1031 KQ6EE Pueblo West
1032 WI6T Littleton
1034 WA6TTY Woodland Park Ken
1034 N0LP Littleton Nick
1035 AB0YM Littleon George
1037 KG0YS Fort Lupton Eric
1038 K0MGL Teller County
147.42 1054 WA6MM Shavano Brad
1055 N2GBR Shavano
1055 KE0DDZ Venable Peak
1057 K3ILC Col Springs
1058 K0MGL
1059 N0RU
446.0 1115 K3ILC
1118 AG5CQ
1119 K9DBX
1120 N0RU

KB9DPF Log

446.0 1041 N0LP Littleton
1044 AA0QC
1059 K0MGL west of Pikes

147.42 1135 WD5EAA westminister
1136 AG5CQ aurora
1138 K9DBX lakewood
1140 WA6TTY woodland park
1141 KC0ET bill

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

Monarch Ridge South log - K0NR and KB9DPF

Bob K0NR
 

On Sunday we operated from Monarch Ridge South. I plan to do a more blog posting later with photos of this easy-to-access SOTA summit.
We had some equipment challenges (HTs not transmitting right) but we had backup equipment that came through.
Also, there is some RF interference on 2m at this site (not so much on 70cm).

We contacted 5 summits, including four 14ers. We did not get KC5JKU's location in the log which may be another summit.

Monarch Ridge South (W0C/SP-058)

K0NR Log

Freq Time (Mtn) Call Location
147.42 1018 KI6YMZ Humboldt Peak
1020 N4MMI Antero
147.45 1022 KE0HNW Crag Crest (W0C/SJ-015)
446.0 1048 KQ6EE Pikes Peak
446.0 1137 K3ILC Colo Springs

KB9DPF Log

147.42 1031 KQ6EE Pikes Peak
1035 KD0WHB Mt Evans
1036 KC5JKU ??? Peak
1039 KE0HNW Crag Crest
1044 K9DBX
1046 KK6JQV Pikes Peak
1058 N4MMI Mt Antero
1127 KD0MRC Buena Vista

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

Ham 14er Mount Bierstadt W0C/PR-015

Mark Molberg
 

I need a solution for a better logbook. I have been carrying up a small spiral notebook. Maybe I need to draw lines in it ahead of time for all the fields. When I was making VHF contacts, I had to set down the yagi and grab the pen and notebook and scribble things down quickly.


These are the contacts I made from the summit of Mount Bierstadt that I could decipher from my notes. Every few minutes I would note the time of the contact. A few contacts may be a few minutes off.


Thank you for the contacts I made yesterday!


Mark

N0MTN

TimeCallBandModeNotes
15:55zK9DBX144MHzFM
16:00zN0BCB144MHzFMW0C/FR-110 Longs Peak
16:02zN0CFM144MHzFM
16:05zAD0KE144MHzFM
16:20zKD0WHB144MHzFMW0C/FR-003 Mount Evans
16:25zKB0ZOD144MHzFM
16:39zN0XDW14MHzSSB
16:44zWG0AT14MHzSSBW0C/FR-063 Mount Herman
16:44zN2GBR14MHzSSBW0C/FR-003 Mount Evans
16:55zW5ODS14MHzSSB
17:00zW9MRH14MHzSSB
17:05zNG6R14MHzSSB
17:06zW0MNA14MHzSSB
17:08zNS7P14MHzSSBW70/CS-055
17:08zN4EX14MHzSSB
17:10zK2JB14MHzSSB
17:10zKG3W14MHzSSB
17:11zW0QFW14MHzSSB
17:14zKF7SEY14MHzSSBW70/CM-046 Royce Mountain
17:30zKD0MSP144MHzFM


KI6YMZ Trip Report - Crestone Peak and Humboldt Peak

David Stillman
 

Hi all,

I made it up Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak this weekend! I wasn't as fastidious about noting which peak folks were on, so forgive me for any missing data. My log from Crestone Peak is borderline illegible given that my hands were shaking from the cold.

I wrote the trip up along with a bunch of photos from the weekend, check it out here:


And the logs:

Crestone Peak Activator Log - W0C-LG001 - KI6YMZ - 08/06
Time Call Band Mode Notes
03:30z K0JQZ 144MHz FM
03:33z W0BV 144MHz FM
03:35z N0LNE 144MHz FM Scott
03:37z K3ILC 144MHz FM PR-089
03:39z WA6MM 144MHz FM SR-004
04:00z AF5KS 144MHz FM
04:05z WA6TTY 144MHz FM Woodland Park
04:30z K0NR 144MHz FM Bob
04:35z N0LP 144MHz FM


Humboldt Peak Activator Log W0C-SC-001 - KI6YMZ - 08/07
Time Call Band Mode Notes
03:30z KT0AM 144MHz FM Mt. Huron
03:38z KD5ZZK 144MHz FM
03:40z K0MGL 144MHz FM Greg, Teller County
03:45z N0XDW 144MHz FM
03:55z KD0WHB 144MHz FM Mt. Evans
04:00z K9DBX 144MHz FM Mike Mt. Evans
04:02z N0MTN 144MHz FM Mark, Mt. Bierstadt
04:15z N4MMI 144MHz FM SR-003
04:17z K0NR 144MHz FM SP-058

It's worth noting that Crestone Needle is not a SOTA peak due to lack of prominence from its neighbor, Crestone Peak. It has 436 feet, versus the required ~492 (150m).

73s and thanks for a great weekend!

--
David Stillman
KI6YMZ

Re: KI6YMZ Trip Report - Crestone Peak and Humboldt Peak

Curtis Hays II
 

Great report!

What are bail slings?

Curtis
KC5CW

6+

On Aug 8, 2016, at 4:38 PM, David Stillman me@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

I made it up Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak this weekend! I wasn't as fastidious about noting which peak folks were on, so forgive me for any missing data. My log from Crestone Peak is borderline illegible given that my hands were shaking from the cold.

I wrote the trip up along with a bunch of photos from the weekend, check it out here:


And the logs:

Crestone Peak Activator Log - W0C-LG001 - KI6YMZ - 08/06
Time Call Band Mode Notes
03:30z K0JQZ 144MHz FM
03:33z W0BV 144MHz FM
03:35z N0LNE 144MHz FM Scott
03:37z K3ILC 144MHz FM PR-089
03:39z WA6MM 144MHz FM SR-004
04:00z AF5KS 144MHz FM
04:05z WA6TTY 144MHz FM Woodland Park
04:30z K0NR 144MHz FM Bob
04:35z N0LP 144MHz FM


Humboldt Peak Activator Log W0C-SC-001 - KI6YMZ - 08/07
Time Call Band Mode Notes
03:30z KT0AM 144MHz FM Mt. Huron
03:38z KD5ZZK 144MHz FM
03:40z K0MGL 144MHz FM Greg, Teller County
03:45z N0XDW 144MHz FM
03:55z KD0WHB 144MHz FM Mt. Evans
04:00z K9DBX 144MHz FM Mike Mt. Evans
04:02z N0MTN 144MHz FM Mark, Mt. Bierstadt
04:15z N4MMI 144MHz FM SR-003
04:17z K0NR 144MHz FM SP-058

It's worth noting that Crestone Needle is not a SOTA peak due to lack of prominence from its neighbor, Crestone Peak. It has 436 feet, versus the required ~492 (150m).

73s and thanks for a great weekend!

--
David Stillman
KI6YMZ

Re: KI6YMZ Trip Report - Crestone Peak and Humboldt Peak

David Stillman
 

Thanks, Curtis!

Bail slings are lengths of cord or webbing that folks wrap around a rock or tree then clip a carabiner to. You can feed rope through the carabiner to rappel safely down a (usually quite vertical!) length of terrain and pull your rope at the bottom so you keep it. Once you're down there's no way to retrieve the sling and carabiner again, so it becomes your gift to the mountain, and is usually kept in place in case another party finds themselves in a similar situation.

Hope that helps!

--
David Stillman
KI6YMZ

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Curtis Hays II kb0odl@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:
 

Great report!

What are bail slings?

Curtis
KC5CW

6+

On Aug 8, 2016, at 4:38 PM, David Stillman me@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

I made it up Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak this weekend! I wasn't as fastidious about noting which peak folks were on, so forgive me for any missing data. My log from Crestone Peak is borderline illegible given that my hands were shaking from the cold.

I wrote the trip up along with a bunch of photos from the weekend, check it out here:


And the logs:

Crestone Peak Activator Log - W0C-LG001 - KI6YMZ - 08/06
Time Call Band Mode Notes
03:30z K0JQZ 144MHz FM
03:33z W0BV 144MHz FM
03:35z N0LNE 144MHz FM Scott
03:37z K3ILC 144MHz FM PR-089
03:39z WA6MM 144MHz FM SR-004
04:00z AF5KS 144MHz FM
04:05z WA6TTY 144MHz FM Woodland Park
04:30z K0NR 144MHz FM Bob
04:35z N0LP 144MHz FM


Humboldt Peak Activator Log W0C-SC-001 - KI6YMZ - 08/07
Time Call Band Mode Notes
03:30z KT0AM 144MHz FM Mt. Huron
03:38z KD5ZZK 144MHz FM
03:40z K0MGL 144MHz FM Greg, Teller County
03:45z N0XDW 144MHz FM
03:55z KD0WHB 144MHz FM Mt. Evans
04:00z K9DBX 144MHz FM Mike Mt. Evans
04:02z N0MTN 144MHz FM Mark, Mt. Bierstadt
04:15z N4MMI 144MHz FM SR-003
04:17z K0NR 144MHz FM SP-058

It's worth noting that Crestone Needle is not a SOTA peak due to lack of prominence from its neighbor, Crestone Peak. It has 436 feet, versus the required ~492 (150m).

73s and thanks for a great weekend!

--
David Stillman
KI6YMZ


Re: KI6YMZ Trip Report - Crestone Peak and Humboldt Peak

Brad - WA6MM
 

Hi David (KI6YMZ),
I was great to make a 14er S2S with you last Saturday.  I could tell you were as cold as I was!!   Nice job getting Crestone Peak activated. We had the same attitude as you after driving 3 hours to the trailhead and camp Friday.  We didn't want to bail until it was obvious we had to!!  It all worked out in the end.

Keep up the good work my friend....there are lot's of hard peaks waiting for your first activation.  You need to start working HF so the rest of the chasers out there can work you!!

73, Brad
WA6MM

Pikes Peak log - Saturday K0NR + KB9DPF

Bob K0NR
 

Saturday K0NR and KB9DPF operated from Pikes Peak. The summit was socked in all morning, cold and damp.
We worked three SOTA summits: Crestone (14er), Shavano (14er) and Venable Peak (W0C/SC-008).
We drove to the summit and then did a SOTA-compliant activation.

Station was a mix of HTs, FT-817, half-wave verticals and small Arrow
yagis for 2m/70cm.

We tried 2m ssb (144.200 MHz USB) but no luck there.


K0NR Log

Freq Time (Mtn) Callsign Location
147.45 1029 KI6YMZ Crestone David
1030 KD00BIK
1031 KQ6EE Pueblo West
1032 WI6T Littleton
1034 WA6TTY Woodland Park Ken
1034 N0LP Littleton Nick
1035 AB0YM Littleon George
1037 KG0YS Fort Lupton Eric
1038 K0MGL Teller County
147.42 1054 WA6MM Shavano Brad
1055 N2GBR Shavano
1055 KE0DDZ Venable Peak
1057 K3ILC Col Springs
1058 K0MGL
1059 N0RU
446.0 1115 K3ILC
1118 AG5CQ
1119 K9DBX
1120 N0RU

KB9DPF Log

446.0 1041 N0LP Littleton
1044 AA0QC
1059 K0MGL west of Pikes

147.42 1135 WD5EAA westminister
1136 AG5CQ aurora
1138 K9DBX lakewood
1140 WA6TTY woodland park
1141 KC0ET bill

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

Chief Mountain Log - Sunday 7 August

Jerry Taylor
 


On Sunday I activated Chief Mountain W0C/FR-030.  I packed both my HF gear consisting of my KX3, Buddipole vertical and my VX-8 and Elk antenna.  

This was the second time I had activated Chief.  The first time was back in November of 2012.  I was 50 pounds heavier than I am today and really out of shape.  It took me over two hours to climb it in 2012, but almost four years later I did it in just over one hour.  So all the walking I've done has really paid off.  

I setup for HF and began operating at 9 AM.  Between answering questions (why are you up here and what is all this gear) and making contacts, I managed 24 HF QSO's in about 45 minutes.  Furthest station worked on HF (running 10 watts) was New Hampshire.  

Stations worked on HF:

W0MOS, AD1C, N1CC, N1KB, NE4TN, KG3W, K7ZO, VE2JCW, WG0AT, W9MRH, KI4SVM, K2JB, N9FZV, W0MNA, NS7P, VA6FUN, K3SAE, W9RCJ, KK6GMN, KB5IMK, WA9BNZ, N1RCQ, KX3DX, KD0HRM.

20 meters began to fade out and the clouds began to move in so I packed the HF gear away and grabbed the Elk and the VX-8.  Running 5 watts I worked the following stations on 2m FM

KD0WHB, WB9KPT, N0BCB, KK6JQV, KC1EPN


Sunday was certainly the day for S2S or Summit to Summit QSO's.  I worked 8 total including one each in California and Oregon and Mt. Evans, Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, Mt. Herman and Pierson Mountain.  

It was truly a beautiful Sunday morning. I'm looking forward to next years event and to my next SOTA activation hopefully in a few weeks.  

73,
Jerry

--
Jerry G. Taylor - KD0BIK
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast
http://myamateurradio.com

Pikes Peak

Daniel Sheen
 

I went up to Pikes Peak on Sunday with KK6JQV. This was my first time doing this and I wasn’t really all that prepared. Still, it was really fun, and I was quite pleased with just how well my handheld worked from up there, even just using the standard "rubber duck” that came with it. I was active from about 9:30 to 11:30, and made 5 contacts (four that weren’t on pikes peak). After that we bailed to avoid a somewhat ominous looking cloud approaching from the west.


Pikes Peak, August 7, 2016 KC1EPN

K8UJG 146.52 Monument
KD0BIK 147.42 Chief Mountain
KD0WHB 147.42 Mount Evans
KQ6EE 147.45 also on Pikes Peak
WA6MM 147.45 Mount Evans


Daniel 
KC1EPN

Crag Crest Log

Terry Carter
 

I had a great time activating Crag Crest on the Grand Mesa. it was a good alternative, since I was unable to activate Wetterhorn on Saturday. 

Here are some photos from the activation:

Here is the log:

TimeCallBandModeNotes
16:08zK0GUZ144MHzFMNear Eggleston Lake, Grand Mesa
16:15zN4MMI144MHzFMMt. Antero
16:20zK0NR144MHzFMMonarch Ridge South
16:40zKB9DPF144MHzFMMonarch Ridge South (W0C/SP058)
16:55zN0NHJ144MHzFMSunlight Mountain (W0C/RP-004)
17:05zAA0CW144MHzFMMontrose, CO
17:30zK5RHD144MHzFMMt. Sneffels (W0C/UR-001)
17:43zN0KE144MHzFMMobile south of Silt, CO
18:33zKD5ZZK144MHzFMMt. Sneffels (W0C/UR-001)

Re: Chief Mountain Log - Sunday 7 August

Curtis Hays II
 

Great job! On the activation and the weight-loss!

I'm moving to Colorado in two weeks so I can drop weight by going up and down hills a LOT more than I can from Dallas. 

73
Curtis

6+

On Aug 8, 2016, at 8:28 PM, Jerry Taylor kd0bik@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

 


On Sunday I activated Chief Mountain W0C/FR-030.  I packed both my HF gear consisting of my KX3, Buddipole vertical and my VX-8 and Elk antenna.  

This was the second time I had activated Chief.  The first time was back in November of 2012.  I was 50 pounds heavier than I am today and really out of shape.  It took me over two hours to climb it in 2012, but almost four years later I did it in just over one hour.  So all the walking I've done has really paid off.  

I setup for HF and began operating at 9 AM.  Between answering questions (why are you up here and what is all this gear) and making contacts, I managed 24 HF QSO's in about 45 minutes.  Furthest station worked on HF (running 10 watts) was New Hampshire.  

Stations worked on HF:

W0MOS, AD1C, N1CC, N1KB, NE4TN, KG3W, K7ZO, VE2JCW, WG0AT, W9MRH, KI4SVM, K2JB, N9FZV, W0MNA, NS7P, VA6FUN, K3SAE, W9RCJ, KK6GMN, KB5IMK, WA9BNZ, N1RCQ, KX3DX, KD0HRM.

20 meters began to fade out and the clouds began to move in so I packed the HF gear away and grabbed the Elk and the VX-8.  Running 5 watts I worked the following stations on 2m FM

KD0WHB, WB9KPT, N0BCB, KK6JQV, KC1EPN


Sunday was certainly the day for S2S or Summit to Summit QSO's.  I worked 8 total including one each in California and Oregon and Mt. Evans, Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, Mt. Herman and Pierson Mountain.  

It was truly a beautiful Sunday morning. I'm looking forward to next years event and to my next SOTA activation hopefully in a few weeks.  

73,
Jerry

--
Jerry G. Taylor - KD0BIK
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast
http://myamateurradio.com

kq6ee's log

HON Chu
 

Sat.

konr Pike Peak 2m

ki6ymz 2m

wa5mm 2m


Sun.

kb9dbf Littleton, CO 2m

kd0whb Mt. Evans 2m

k0mgl 2m, 70cm

konr 70cm

k3ilc Colorado Springs,CO 2m, 70cm

n0xdw Mt. Evans 70cm

ni0h Frederick, CO

k8ujg Monument Hill, CO



73.  SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

Re: Crag Crest Log

KD5ZZK
 

Hey Terry,
I just looked to see where Craig's Crest is located. Cool stuff. Glad you stuck around and waited for us late arrivials. I didn't summit Mt Sneffels until after 11am.

Andrew
KD5ZZK
Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas SOTA manager

WA6MM & N2GBR Logs

Brad - WA6MM
 

I've attached WA6MM & N2GBR logs for the 14er event.  Many thanks to all who participated!

73, Brad
WA6MM