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Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 1

KD5ZZK
 

Bob,
Where on here to we submit our log? Or do we just post a list in a reply?

Andrew
KD5ZZK
Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas manager

Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 1

Bob K0NR
 

Just post to the ham14er yahoo group

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

On 8/11/2016 6:29 PM, kd5zzk@... [ham14er] wrote:
Bob,
Where on here to we submit our log? Or do we just post a list in a reply?

Andrew
KD5ZZK
Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas manager

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Mt Sneffels log Sunday Aug 7

KD5ZZK
 

Randy K5RHD and I activated Mt Sneffels on Sunday August 7. The route up Sneffels was quite busy. There were at least 20 other hikers along the trail that day. I set up my Alpha EZ Military vertical antenna on a north facing spur only 20ft away from the actual summit and only 6ft below.

146.580 FM
NM5SW 1744 UTC (S2S from Handies Peak W0C/SJ-001)

7.190 ssb
NQ7R 1754 UTC
W7RV 1755 UTC
K7ZO 1755 UTC
AA7DK 1758 UTC

14.3425 ssb
W0MNA 1800 UTC
W0ERI 1800 UTC
AC1Z 1808 UTC
K6EL 1809 UTC
N4EX 1810 UTC
VE2JCW 1811 UTC
AA0CW 1812
W6JMP 1814
KG6SVF 1815
NS7P 1816 (S2S from W7OCS-055)
N7WWH 1816
K6KNS 1817
VA6FUN 1818
WA7SB 1819
KF7SEY 1820
K2JB 1821

147.420 FM
KE0HNW 1821 (S2S from W0C/SJ-015)

We got some light rain on the way down, but no lightning. It seemed to take longer going down the scree slope than going up.

Andrew
KD5ZZK
Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas SOTA manager

Re: Mt Sneffels log Sunday Aug 7

Bob K0NR
 

Andrew,

Thanks for the log. I think you are the only one reporting a contact with NM5SW on Handies Peak.

Bob

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

On 8/11/2016 7:38 PM, kd5zzk@... [ham14er] wrote:
Randy K5RHD and I activated Mt Sneffels on Sunday August 7. The route up Sneffels was quite busy. There were at least 20 other hikers along the trail that day. I set up my Alpha EZ Military vertical antenna on a north facing spur only 20ft away from the actual summit and only 6ft below.

146.580 FM
NM5SW 1744 UTC (S2S from Handies Peak W0C/SJ-001)

7.190 ssb
NQ7R 1754 UTC
W7RV 1755 UTC
K7ZO 1755 UTC
AA7DK 1758 UTC

14.3425 ssb
W0MNA 1800 UTC
W0ERI 1800 UTC
AC1Z 1808 UTC
K6EL 1809 UTC
N4EX 1810 UTC
VE2JCW 1811 UTC
AA0CW 1812
W6JMP 1814
KG6SVF 1815
NS7P 1816 (S2S from W7OCS-055)
N7WWH 1816
K6KNS 1817
VA6FUN 1818
WA7SB 1819
KF7SEY 1820
K2JB 1821

147.420 FM
KE0HNW 1821 (S2S from W0C/SJ-015)

We got some light rain on the way down, but no lightning. It seemed to take longer going down the scree slope than going up.

Andrew
KD5ZZK
Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas SOTA manager


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Re: Mt Sneffels log Sunday Aug 7

KD5ZZK
 

Scotty NM5SW told me he couldn't set up the HF antenna he carried up there. The summit area was too small, and crowded with hikers. He also said he felt nervous about the edges of the summit. He only got two QSOs in the log. Randy and I on Sneffels on 2m FM. He didn't even get the minimum 4 QSOs for the SOTA points.

Andrew

Re: Mt Sneffels log Sunday Aug 7

Bob K0NR
 

Argh, that's a bummer to not get the 4 QSOs.

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

On 8/11/2016 9:51 PM, kd5zzk@... [ham14er] wrote:
Scotty NM5SW told me he couldn't set up the HF antenna he carried up there. The summit area was too small, and crowded with hikers. He also said he felt nervous about the edges of the summit. He only got two QSOs in the log. Randy and I on Sneffels on 2m FM. He didn't even get the minimum 4 QSOs for the SOTA points.

Andrew

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Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2

Bob K0NR
 

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with 11 of them 14ers.

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

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
Hi all,

Thanks to everyone that came out and played radio this weekend in the
Colorado 14er Event. This includes activators and chasers...both are fun
and important ways to participate.

I've put together a list of summits activated based on the logs posted
to this group (attached). I am sure it is incomplete and may have a few
errors, so let me know what needs to be changed. (Usually it takes a few
iterations to get it right.) It shows 16 unique summits (11 of them
14ers) activated over the weekend. Clearly, the weather on Saturday
slammed the participation but Sunday had more typical weather with good
activity. I was hoping we would get more than 20 summits on the air over
the weekend, which would probably have happened if we had more activity
on Saturday. Oh, well: Safety First.

This is the first time we had the event span the whole weekend (Sat and
Sun). While Saturday did not yield very many activations, the weather
could have gone the other way and Sunday might have been a bust. The
event task force will probably want to continue this approach in future
years but let us know what you think.

73, Bob

Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2 [1 Attachment]

Jeff <jeff@...>
 

I worked a few on 446 from Evans plus skyler had a 900 MHz contact.

On Aug 11, 2016, at 10:14 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with
11 of them 14ers.

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

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
Hi all,

Thanks to everyone that came out and played radio this weekend in the
Colorado 14er Event. This includes activators and chasers...both are fun
and important ways to participate.

I've put together a list of summits activated based on the logs posted
to this group (attached). I am sure it is incomplete and may have a few
errors, so let me know what needs to be changed. (Usually it takes a few
iterations to get it right.) It shows 16 unique summits (11 of them
14ers) activated over the weekend. Clearly, the weather on Saturday
slammed the participation but Sunday had more typical weather with good
activity. I was hoping we would get more than 20 summits on the air over
the weekend, which would probably have happened if we had more activity
on Saturday. Oh, well: Safety First.

This is the first time we had the event span the whole weekend (Sat and
Sun). While Saturday did not yield very many activations, the weather
could have gone the other way and Sunday might have been a bust. The
event task force will probably want to continue this approach in future
years but let us know what you think.

73, Bob

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<Colorado 14er Event 2016 Peaks Activated.docx>

Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2

Bob K0NR
 

A number of summits had UHF contacts but I just lumped them into "VHF".

VHF = >50 MHz
HF =< 50 MHz

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

On 8/11/2016 10:45 PM, Jeff jeff@... [ham14er] wrote:
I worked a few on 446 from Evans plus skyler had a 900 MHz contact.

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 11, 2016, at 10:14 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with
11 of them 14ers.

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

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
Hi all,

Thanks to everyone that came out and played radio this weekend in the
Colorado 14er Event. This includes activators and chasers...both are fun
and important ways to participate.

I've put together a list of summits activated based on the logs posted
to this group (attached). I am sure it is incomplete and may have a few
errors, so let me know what needs to be changed. (Usually it takes a few
iterations to get it right.) It shows 16 unique summits (11 of them
14ers) activated over the weekend. Clearly, the weather on Saturday
slammed the participation but Sunday had more typical weather with good
activity. I was hoping we would get more than 20 summits on the air over
the weekend, which would probably have happened if we had more activity
on Saturday. Oh, well: Safety First.

This is the first time we had the event span the whole weekend (Sat and
Sun). While Saturday did not yield very many activations, the weather
could have gone the other way and Sunday might have been a bust. The
event task force will probably want to continue this approach in future
years but let us know what you think.

73, Bob
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<Colorado 14er Event 2016 Peaks Activated.docx>

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Re: Mt Sneffels log Sunday Aug 7

nmmi9100
 

The summit on Handies is huge, so I'm sure something else was the problem. I was there for my 5th summit of that peak on 23 July 2016...it was my 11 year old's 3rd summit of Handies. Not sure what problem NM5SW was having, but it wasn't summit size on Handies. I've setup a 20 meter half wave dipole on crappie poles on that summit before without issue, other than fast moving weather.

Handies is tied with Uncompahgre for my favorite 14er. Great peak, nice and easy from American Basin.

'73

/David / N4MMI

Re: Digest Number 879

Scott Wright <nm5sw@...>
 

 
Technically Handies was not so bad. Despite hitting the trail at 0600, I was still chased off the mountain by thunderstorms right around 1200. I was only able to work Randy and Andrew on VHF with a HT. ( had a crappie pole and hf rig.)  There were too many things stacking up, fatigue, lighting and lightheadedness. I was not about to scamper out on the rock scree and snap a ankle. There is no rescue helicopter in north America that can hover at 14k .   I was out of shape, too much Tillamook ice cream last winter. A very long time ago I learned to listen to my inner alarm. Always the most dangerous part is going back down, my  reserves were saved for that. I summited with a 30 lbs rucksack. I worked two S2S on vhf and burned off most of the Tillamook. I'm happy.
k

Scotty Wright
NM5SW
QRP ARCI #10970
ARS #1130
« Au-delà des montagnes il y a montagnes »: proverbe Haïtien
"Beyond mountains there are mountains" Haitian proverb



From: Randy Diddel
To: Scotty Wright
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 7:26 AM
Subject: Fwd: [ham14er] Digest Number 879

This was posted by one of your chasers in the 14er forum….


/randy

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: [ham14er] Digest Number 879
Date: August 15, 2016 at 3:45:20 AM MDT
Reply-To: "No Reply"<notify-dg-ham14er@...>

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Digest #879

Message

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Re: Mt Sneffels log Sunday Aug 7 

Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:09 pm (PDT) . Posted by: 

nmmi9100 

The summit on Handies is huge, so I'm sure something else was the problem. I was there for my 5th summit of that peak on 23 July 2016...it was my 11 year old's 3rd summit of Handies. Not sure what problem NM5SW was having, but it wasn't summit size on Handies. I've setup a 20 meter half wave dipole on crappie poles on that summit before without issue, other than fast moving weather.

Handies is tied with Uncompahgre for my favorite 14er. Great peak, nice and easy from American Basin.

'73

/David / N4MMI
Keep Safety First for All Mountaintop Operating!



Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2

Brad - WA6MM
 

Hi Bob,
I just noticed you entered N2GBR as "N2BGR" in several places in your event log.  I didn't know you were dyslexic! ;-).

-Brad



---In ham14er@..., <bob@...> wrote :

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with
11 of them 14ers.

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

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... [ham14er] wrote:

Re: Digest Number 879

nmmi9100
 

Glad you got down from Handies safe, Scotty!  Making good decisions on when to bail due to weather is the most important part of hiking 14ers.  

I had weather come in fast when I activated that peak a few years ago, and I stayed on top too long, paying too much attention to operating and not enough on weather.  Now I keep my head up out of the log more than I did on that occasion.

Cheers!

/David

Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2

Bob K0NR
 

I did that on purpose to see if anyone would catch it

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

On 8/15/2016 10:20 AM, wa6mm@... [ham14er] wrote:


Hi Bob,
I just noticed you entered N2GBR as "N2BGR" in several places in your event log. I didn't know you were dyslexic! ;-).

-Brad



---In ham14er@..., <bob@...> wrote :

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with
11 of them 14ers.

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... <mailto:bob@...> / www.k0nr.com

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... <mailto:bob@...>
[ham14er] wrote:



Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2

Bob K0NR
 

Updated Rev 3 with N2GBR callsign corrected

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

On 8/16/2016 7:44 AM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
I did that on purpose to see if anyone would catch it

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

On 8/15/2016 10:20 AM, wa6mm@... [ham14er] wrote:

Hi Bob,
I just noticed you entered N2GBR as "N2BGR" in several places in your
event log. I didn't know you were dyslexic! ;-).

-Brad



---In ham14er@..., <bob@...> wrote :

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with
11 of them 14ers.

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... <mailto:bob@...> / www.k0nr.com

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... <mailto:bob@...>
[ham14er] wrote:




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Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 2 [1 Attachment]

Bob K0NR
 

oops, I missed one N2GBR correction, so here is Rev 4.

(Thanks, Brad WA6MM)

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

On 8/16/2016 7:53 AM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
Updated Rev 3 with N2GBR callsign corrected

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

On 8/16/2016 7:44 AM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:
I did that on purpose to see if anyone would catch it

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

On 8/15/2016 10:20 AM, wa6mm@... [ham14er] wrote:
Hi Bob,
I just noticed you entered N2GBR as "N2BGR" in several places in your
event log. I didn't know you were dyslexic! ;-).

-Brad



---In ham14er@..., <bob@...> wrote :

I made a few edits, increasing the number of unique summits to 18 with
11 of them 14ers.

Bob Witte / K0NR / bob@... <mailto:bob@...> / www.k0nr.com

On 8/9/2016 12:08 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... <mailto:bob@...>
[ham14er] wrote:



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Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 1

nmmi9100
 

I think it was great to run the event for both Saturday and Sunday as it allowed for a better chance of having a weather window that worked for a greater portion of the state.  I hope you plan it this way in future years too.  It certainly provides more chances for success.


For the log on Mt Antero, I was operating on both 2 meters (FM) and 20 meters (SSB).


Thanks for another great event!


/David

N4MMI 

Re: Colorado 14er Event Results - rev 1

Bob K0NR
 

David,
Thanks for the input on the weekend format. I have not heard anyone argue for one day only (so far).

The only argument that I can think of against the weekend approach is that the activations will get spread out over two days and decrease the potential for Summit-To-Summit (S2S) contacts. That is, if everyone is on the summit at the same time, there's more S2S. While this has some logic to it, other factors also come into play: some activators are only available on either Sat or Sun, activators arrive/depart the summit at varying times, activators have different preferences on bands/modes, etc. All of these things reduce the likelihood of everyone working everyone for S2S contacts.

Thanks for the correction on Antero (VHF/HF).

73, Bob

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

On 8/16/2016 10:36 AM, nmmi9100@... [ham14er] wrote:


I think it was great to run the event for both Saturday and Sunday as it allowed for a better chance of having a weather window that worked for a greater portion of the state. I hope you plan it this way in future years too. It certainly provides more chances for success.


For the log on Mt Antero, I was operating on both 2 meters (FM) and 20 meters (SSB).


Thanks for another great event!


/David

N4MMI



Ke0btx SOTA

Jerry Taylor
 

KE0BTX is calling CQ SOTA on Mt Bierstadt W0C/PR-015  on 146.52

Work him if you can hear him

73
Jerry
KD0BIK

Re: Ke0btx SOTA

Bob K0NR
 

Thanks for the heads up but I missed him 😁

BobW
Sent from mobile device

On Aug 21, 2016, at 11:00, Jerry Taylor kd0bik@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:

KE0BTX is calling CQ SOTA on Mt Bierstadt W0C/PR-015  on 146.52

Work him if you can hear him

73
Jerry
KD0BIK