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SOTA Gear For Sale

Bob K0NR
 

Jerry KD0BIK has some great SOTA gear for sale, so I am forwarding this to the Ham14er and W0TLM lists.
Contact Jerry directly if you are interested.

73, Bob K0NR

From: Jerry Taylor <jerry.taylor@...>
Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 9:14 AM
To: k0nr@...; wg0at@...; w0stu@...
Subject: Hello Bob and SOTA Gear For Sale

Hi Bob, Steve, Stu

Long time no talk.  I’m reaching out to you for perhaps a little help.  I have an extensive collection of SOTA gear which I would like to sell.  I haven’t done any SOTA activations in about two years and due to personal reasons, I don’t see myself doing any in the future. 

 

The list is fairly extensive and when bundled all together and purchased based on today’s prices would exceed $5,000.  I’m basically looking to sell everything considered to be related to SOTA including the KX3 setup, Yaesu VX-8R, Buddipole antenna system, Buddipower battery/charger etc. 

I’ve been working the past week or so to compile the list and research what these items would cost if purchased today.   The gear (all of it) has been well cared for and is in great working order.  For an individual who has been thinking about getting into SOTA, portable ops etc. (but doesn’t have any gear) this would give them everything they needed (except the kitchen sink). 

I realize by attempting to sell everything in one lot will certainly limit my audience, I’m willing to make the offer pretty sweet.  For anyone local who we can do a face-to-face transaction (in other words, avoid shipping charges), I’m willing to let sell this for $3,000 cash or will even consider Paypal if that helps the buyer.  Again, I know I’m limiting my audience…but I really would love for this equipment to go to someone who’ll enjoy it, use it and perhaps even use it right here in Colorado.  

Do either of you know anyone who might be interested?  I will be out of town this weekend, but could meet up with anyone interested early next week.

For anyone interested, they may email me kd0bik@... or call my cell phone 303 886 1066. 




New Price

KX-3

1080

Mic

60

Filter

160

Tuner

200

Keyer

130

heatsink (Cooler KX)

120

cover/rails

69

Sigg Box

35

Signalink USB (setup for KX3)

130



Buddipole Deluxe - Long Version

495

6M Yagi Kit

50

Buddipole Rigid Shock-Cord Whip

125

Buddipole Mini Coil

35



Buddipole 4PSP A123 battery

285

Cellpro Multi4 Charger

79

Doc Watson Meter

50

Sunlinq 25 W rollup panel

360

Buddipole Charge Controller

45



ip-30 z Antenna Analyzer

229

Dolica WT-1003 Monopod

15



Amp3 Gear Corral

65

Piglet

100



Arrow Antenna - 146/437 with duplexer

142

Elk 2m/440 w/bag

150



Yaesu VX-8r

250

Speakerphone mic (MH-74A7A)

65

GPS Module (FGPS-2)

75

GPS Bracket (CT-136)

39

RT Systems ADMS-vx8

62

Diamond SRH77CA

27.95

Kelty Redwing 50 Internal Frame Pack

125

Gamma HPS-1a Compact Power Supply

230



Total

5082.95

 

 

 

 

Colorado 14er Event Apparel

Bob K0NR
 

A while back, the cafepress page with our Colorado 14er Event t-shirts evaporated. The internet has a habit of doing that once in a while.

Steve/WG0AT rebuilt the store and we now shirts available again! Way to go, Steve!

So Get Your Goat On with proper 14er event attire.

See https://www.cafepress.com/mtngoatwear

73, Bob K0NR

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

Cottonwood Pass Road and Trailhead Closures

Bob K0NR
 

There will be major construction on the road to Cottonwood Pass (CR 306, west of Buena Vista) in 2018.
This will impact access to some popular trailheads including the Denny Creek TH for Mount Yale.

Look here for the specifics:
https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/co/cottonwood/

73, Bob K0NR

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

New Colorado (W0C) SOTA email list

Bob K0NR
 

There is a new email list for W0C (Colorado) Summits On The Air enthusiasts set up on groups.io

If you are active in SOTA in Colorado and want to share trip and activation information, you may want to subscribe to the group:
https://groups.io/g/w0c-sota

FYI, many ham radio yahoogroups seem to be migrating to groups.io, so that may be something we should consider for the ham14er list. No decision has been made about that...just an idea.

73, Bob K0NR

--

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

DMR & SOTA

Terry Carter
 

Hey everyone!

I just bought an Anytone AT-D868UV, and I was wondering if anyone else wanted to try a few QSOs using DMR simplex during the event. I’m not sure how to do it yet, but I have a month to figure it out!!

73,
Terry (KE0HNW)

Colorado 14er Event Flyer - 2018

Bob K0NR
 

Here's the flyer for the Colorado 14er Event, August 4 & 5.
This will be a big weekend (and week) for SOTA activity.

Please spread the word.

73, Bob

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

Re: Colorado 14er Event Flyer - 2018 [1 Attachment]

Mark Molberg
 

I thought I had a commitment that weekend but it looks like I am free to hike.

Is the database file ready for us to add our summit plans?

73,
Mark
N0MTN


On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 8:09 AM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... [ham14er]
wrote:
 

Here's the flyer for the Colorado 14er Event, August 4 & 5.
This will be a big weekend (and week) for SOTA activity.

Please spread the word.

73, Bob

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

Re: Colorado 14er Event Flyer - 2018

Bob K0NR
 

Mark,

Yes the database is ready to go. We have three summits already listed.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ham14er/database

73, Bob

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

On 26-Jun-18 8:53 AM, Mark Molberg n0mtn@... [ham14er] wrote:


I thought I had a commitment that weekend but it looks like I am free to hike.

Is the database file ready for us to add our summit plans?

73,
Mark
N0MTN

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On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 8:09 AM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR
[ham14er]
<ham14er@...> wrote:

Here's the flyer for the Colorado 14er Event, August 4 & 5.
This will be a big weekend (and week) for SOTA activity.

Please spread the word.

73, Bob

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



New file uploaded to ham14er

ham14er@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the ham14er
group.

File : /Colorado 14er Event Flyer 2018.pdf
Uploaded by : k0nr <@K0NR>
Description : 2018 Colorado 14er Event Flyer

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ham14er/files/Colorado%2014er%20Event%20Flyer%202018.pdf

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=content&y=PROD_GRPS&locale=en_US&id=SLN15398

Regards,

k0nr <@K0NR>

New file uploaded to ham14er

ham14er@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the ham14er
group.

File : /Colorado 14er Event Flyer 2018.docx
Uploaded by : k0nr <@K0NR>
Description : Colorado 14er Event Flyer - Word doc

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ham14er/files/Colorado%2014er%20Event%20Flyer%202018.docx

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=content&y=PROD_GRPS&locale=en_US&id=SLN15398

Regards,

k0nr <@K0NR>

Reminder of Safety Issues

Bob K0NR
 

Here's a good discussion of the safety issues with the 14ers (and other summits) in Colorado. 10 people died on 14ers in 2017, 5 of them on Capitol Peak.

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/want-to-tackle-a-pro-14er-like-capitol-just-remember-youtube-is-not-your-mentor

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

Re: Reminder of Safety Issues

Jonathan L. Rosner
 

Dear Bob,

Many thanks for the posting, and especially for the video of progress along Capitol Peak's knife edge. I was always curious about it, having
enjoyed climbing some of the easier 14-ers between 1958 and 2009, and am now satisfied that it was out of my league.

73,
Jon WO9S

-- Jonathan L. Rosner
Enrico Fermi Inst., U. Chicago Phone: 773-702-7694
5640 S. Ellis Avenue Fax: 773-702-8038
Chicago, IL 60637 USA @jlrosner
================================================================

On Mon, 2 Jul 2018, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' @K0NR [ham14er] wrote:

Here's a good discussion of the safety issues with the 14ers (and other
summits) in Colorado. 10 people died on 14ers in 2017, 5 of them on
Capitol Peak.

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/want-to-tackle-a-pro-14er-like-capitol-just-remember-youtube-is-not-your-mentor
--
Bob Witte / K0NR / @K0NR / www.k0nr.com

2-DAY HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT SALE - July 21 & 22

Barb Sublette
 

Hello Ham14ers,
 
2-DAY ONLY HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT SALE!! 
Arvada, Colorado - July 21 & 22, 2018
 
My father, Walt Hane, was a member of this group until he passed away last year.  He participated in a number of 14er climbs with his ham equipment.  He was a ham radio enthusiast for over 70 years!  We have been identifying and inventorying his extensive ham radio equipment collection and are now ready to host a 2-day sale at 9685 W. 70th Ave. in Arvada, CO 80004 July 21 & 22.
 
70 year collection of new and used equipment!
100’s of items including: 
Brand new (assembled but never installed) Stepp IR Yagi 6-20M antenna,
ETO Model PA-89 Alpha 89 HF Linear amplifier,
Yaesu Rotator/Controller & Thrust Bearings,
Ten-Tec Omni-Directional Microphone,
Icom IC-7300 HF-6m Transceiver,
Various vintage Heathkit and Collins equipment,
Numerous books & Miscellaneous Parts,
Vintage Morse Code Contact Key,
100s of feet of Coax Cable,
Wide assortment of tubes,
And so much more!
Some items are brand new in their original boxes!
 
Need a 70’ tower for your antenna?  We have one for FREE if you come to Evergreen & get it!
 
See attached sale flier and the attached spreadsheet of items available for sale.
 
If you have trouble opening the attachment you may download the list at this link:
 
For questions, call 720-663-1043.
 
All sales are final.  Prices do not include shipping, but we are happy to ship most items if you cannot attend the sale.
 
Thank you!
Barb Sublette
Daughter of Walt Hane W4HXC

Re: Reminder of Safety Issues

Brad - WA6MM
 

Hi Bob,
Timely post as the 14er event is fast approaching!  I'll add some reinforcement that one should know the route up and down the mountain you intend to do.  Case in point.....when I did Square Top Mtn last month I passed two women coming back down the mountain.  They were a bit surprised when I told them they had just done Square Top as they thought they were on Bierstadt!  I pointed out Bierstadt to them which was 180 deg in the opposite direction across the valley........

73, Brad
WA6MM

DMR Experiment on Ham14er weekend

Terry Carter
 

Hi everyone!  I will be bringing my Anytone D868UV radio with me for the weekend.  If anyone is interested, I will attempt to get some DMR simplex contacts.  Here's the data you will need for your codeplug:

Simplex Frequency: 446.500
ColorCode: 01
Timeslot: 01
Talkgroup: 99

Of course I will be on FM Analog.  This time I will be bringing HF gear as well, hopefully get a few of those California S2S stations!  I'm looking forward to the weekend!

73,
Terry (KE0HNW)

Pyramid Peak Sota tomorrow, Friday morning

Bob K0NR
 

Ben K0FPX will be activating Pyramid Peak tomorrow on 2m FM (146.52 MHz).
It is a challenging climb. If you are in range try to work him.

73, Bob K0NR

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Pyramid Peak Sota tomorrow, Friday monring
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:11:20 -0600
From: Walton Stinson <wstinson@...>
To: WALTON STINSON <w0cp@...>



Ben, K0FPX, will be activating the challenging Pyramid Peak near Aspen tomorrow morning. Getting 4 QSO's on 146.52 is his goal. After successfully climbing Capitol last year, I don't doubt he will make it up this time, but I hope there are four hams within range that can work him. He will have 5w and 3 elements. 73
_____________________________________
Walt W0CP

ListenUp | Colorado • New Mexico
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Re: DMR Experiment on Ham14er weekend

Bob K0NR
 

Terry,
I am interested in giving this a try.
I think we should choose a different frequency though...446.500 MHz is in the "Full Duplex Auxiliary" section of the 70cm band plan.
See http://www.ccarc.net/images/CCARC_FUP_420-450MHz_revd.pdf
We could conceivably interfere with someone's repeater link there.
How about 446.200 MHz instead?

73, Bob

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

On 17-Jul-18 3:45 PM, Terry Carter @ke0hnw [ham14er] wrote:


Hi everyone!  I will be bringing my Anytone D868UV radio with me for the weekend.  If anyone is interested, I will attempt to get some DMR simplex contacts.  Here's the data you will need for your codeplug:

Simplex Frequency: 446.500
ColorCode: 01
Timeslot: 01
Talkgroup: 99

Of course I will be on FM Analog.  This time I will be bringing HF gear as well, hopefully get a few of those California S2S stations!  I'm looking forward to the weekend!

73,
Terry (KE0HNW)


Re: DMR Experiment on Ham14er weekend

Terry Carter
 

Bob,
Whoops, I hadn't caught that.  I'll definitely change it to 446.200 instead.  I look forward to testing this out!

73,
Terry

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 4:02 PM, 'Bob Witte (K0NR)' bob@... [ham14er] <ham14er@...> wrote:
 

Terry,
I am interested in giving this a try.
I think we should choose a different frequency though...446.500 MHz is
in the "Full Duplex Auxiliary" section of the 70cm band plan.
See http://www.ccarc.net/images/CCARC_FUP_420-450MHz_revd.pdf
We could conceivably interfere with someone's repeater link there.
How about 446.200 MHz instead?

73, Bob

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



On 17-Jul-18 3:45 PM, Terry Carter carterterrence@... [ham14er] wrote:
>
>
> Hi everyone!  I will be bringing my Anytone D868UV radio with me for
> the weekend.  If anyone is interested, I will attempt to get some DMR
> simplex contacts.  Here's the data you will need for your codeplug:
>
> Simplex Frequency: 446.500
> ColorCode: 01
> Timeslot: 01
> Talkgroup: 99
>
> Of course I will be on FM Analog.  This time I will be bringing HF
> gear as well, hopefully get a few of those California S2S stations! 
> I'm looking forward to the weekend!
>
> 73,
> Terry (KE0HNW)
>
>
>


Get Your 14er Event Plans Together

Bob K0NR
 

OK, I can start nagging everyone about this because I finally got around to posting our Colorado 14er Event plans.

We are one week away from the event, so let's get the info into the database on Yahoo groups.
That way we can see what other folks are planning so we spread out on the summits or coordinate if we end up on the same summit.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ham14er/database

You may also want to put an alert out on SOTAwatch.org

Sometimes we aren't exactly sure what we are going to do so we hesitate to post anything. However, it is better if you post your intentions even if they are not 100% certain. If you think about it, no one's plans are 100% sure...always subject to weather, illness, family priorities, etc. This isn't a contractual commitment. :-)

This past week, we have seen the weather pattern settle into the classic summertime afternoon showers. Given the wildfire situation, the rain is welcome. But keep this in mind and plan to get below treeline around noon.

73 Bob K0NR

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

2m FM during the Colorado 14er Event

Bob K0NR
 

There will be lots of activity on 2m FM during the Colorado 14er Event. Unlike normal SOTA operation, it works best if we stay off 146.52 MHz...it will get totally overloaded.

Here's some info from the Colorado 14er Event web page:

FREQUENCIES:   The frequency plan on 2m fm band plan uses a "primary frequency and move up" approach. You might recognize this as a "calling frequency" approach, very similar to the accepted practice on VHF/UHF SSB operating. 

The primary 2M FM frequency is 147.42 MHz.  At the beginning of the event, operators should try calling on 147.42 MHz. As activity increases on that frequency, operators should move up in frequency in 30 kHz steps, consistent with the band plan for Colorado. Note that we recommend skipping the 15 kHz channels, as they tend to interfere with each other. The next standard simplex up from 147.42 MHz is 147.45 MHz, followed by 147.48 MHz, etc.  As activity increases, operators should spread out on the band. As activity decreases, operators should move back closer to the primary simplex frequency.  Some of the stronger stations (such as the stations on Mount Evans and Pikes Peak) should stay put on one frequency (NOT 147.42 MHz) and occasionally make a quick announcement on 147.42 MHz that indicates where you are listening.

We try to stay off the 2m fm calling frequency, 146.52 MHz, because it is so easy to overload it. However, if you need to make a call there to generate activity, go ahead but then move the activity back to the 147 MHz frequencies listed above.

It is a good idea to preprogram your radio memories with these frequencies so you won't be fumbling around with them at 14,000 feet. It will be helpful to be able to monitor more than one 2m fm frequency, so you can always leave a receiver on 147.42 MHz.

More operating info at ham14er.org

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