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Re: 14er videos

n0wae <n0wae@...>
 

Steve,
I just wanted to thank you for the 2009 14er video. You have a real talent that is appreciated by many including me. 73, Eric

--- In ham14er@..., Steve_wGØAT <qrp.wg0at@...> wrote:

Folks, here's a much better quality video viewer where I loaded the
recent 14er videos:
http://goathiker.blip.tv/

HF version still coming end of month.

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker
http://aprs.fi/?call=wG0AT-7

14er videos

Steve_wGØAT
 

Folks, here's a much better quality video viewer where I loaded the
recent 14er videos:
http://goathiker.blip.tv/

HF version still coming end of month.

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker
http://aprs.fi/?call=wG0AT-7

Re: Mt Whitney- VIDEO

larryjwein
 

Per the guide book Muir is just off the Whitney trail head, up a moderately steep boulder field with a short section of class 3 climbing.

A fun trip I have been looking at for years is Mount Russel to the north, Whitney, and Muir combination. One needs to get their reservations in early in that there is a limited number of permits issued.

There may be better guide books now but I would recommend "California Fourteeners" by Stephen Porcella & Cameron Burns. Many of their 14ers would be considered sub peaks per the CMC standards but still fun and challenging.

Larry
K0NA

--- In ham14er@..., Steve_wGØAT <qrp.wg0at@...> wrote:

Hey Guys, I met this guy 'hikealonPete' on top of Humboldt Peak this
year ...he loaned me his cell to phone home! Nice use of a helmet-cam
to log your journey. The trail looks to be in good shape. It's neat to
see what Brian was up against last year - WOW!. The footage before the
summit is more impressive than the summit itself IMHO! FUN! Didn't
realize Whitney was such a knife edge peak!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4CKIBbUbFM

Is Muir(14k) climbable?

I've got find time for me and the goats to get more 14ers this fall!
Too busy at the moment build a barn!

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker
http://aprs.fi/?call=WG0AT-7

Mt Whitney- VIDEO

Steve_wGØAT
 

Hey Guys, I met this guy 'hikealonPete' on top of Humboldt Peak this
year ...he loaned me his cell to phone home! Nice use of a helmet-cam
to log your journey. The trail looks to be in good shape. It's neat to
see what Brian was up against last year - WOW!. The footage before the
summit is more impressive than the summit itself IMHO! FUN! Didn't
realize Whitney was such a knife edge peak!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4CKIBbUbFM

Is Muir(14k) climbable?

I've got find time for me and the goats to get more 14ers this fall!
Too busy at the moment build a barn!

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker
http://aprs.fi/?call=WG0AT-7

Re: GREAT JOB

n7un <hamblen9@...>
 

Ed,

Great news that you want to participate in the Colo14er event! I'm from north NJ and have followed the adventures of some Colorado hams for a number of years. But decided also to participate starting last year. I come from the west coast and have a mtn climbing history so the physical aspect of the climbs were not unknown.

Coming from near sea level in NJ, acclimatization to altitude is a challenge that you have to plan for. And if you haven't spent much time above 10,000', altitude sickness can also be a major factor. Also the local CO wx can play havoc on your plans and can significantly impact the event. Several of the mtns (Pikes Peak, Mt Bross) can be accessed by vehicle. Take a look at n0b-14er.blogspot.com for links to videos of last year and this years efforts by my CO climbing buddy, Steve/wG0AT and myself. Also look at www.14er.org for info. Most of the participants use VHF FM but there seems to be more VHF SSB and HF mountain activations each year. And the event is attracting some CA participants also.

73, Guy
N7UN/2

--- In ham14er@..., "ewr1030@..." <ewr1030@...> wrote:

I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOU GUYS NEXT YEAR..I WILL BE COMING FROM CT..ANY TIPS / OTHER PEOPLE FROM NEW ENGLAND I COULD TEAM UP WITH..


73'S
ED KB1SWJ

GREAT JOB

Edwin
 

I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOU GUYS NEXT YEAR..I WILL BE COMING FROM CT..ANY TIPS / OTHER PEOPLE FROM NEW ENGLAND I COULD TEAM UP WITH..


73'S
ED KB1SWJ

Re: 2009 Ham14er - NØB with Rooster & Peanut - video

Bob K0NR
 

Steve WG0AT:
Great job on the video...really captures the fun of the event!

Bob K0NR

Joyce Witte wrote:

Steve,

Once again a wonderful job of filming a special. Thanks to Peanut and Rooster for their help, too. What a great day it was.

Thanks for all you do. What a fun way to share the day with others.

joyce KOJJW


Steve_wGAT wrote:


Ham14ers, Here's the 'VHF version' of the Ham14er/N0B video ...the
'HF version' will follow along end of next month!

First off let apologize for the audio quality of the 'captured audio'
in this video. Due to the circumstances of wind, goats and 14k-
impaired operator error (the OGs) I lost some of audio.(Doh!) The
audio I did capture was extremely 'hot' for some reason? I've tried to
EQ it as best as possible to make the video watchable. So you actually
sounded a lot better at 14k than in this video trust me! So please
forgive the distortion you really didn't sound that bad up at 14k!
(sigh)

Also if I missed anyone or mixed up your name, friend's name or call
sign my apologies as my organization skills are lacking way behind my
editing skills. My hope is this video not only captures the effort
that goes into hiking a 14er but mostly the fun, thrill and excitement
of standing on a 14er and working kindred spirits! ...be they on other
14ers or at lower elevations.

Thank you all for fun QSOs and sending me the photos! Hope you enjoy
the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI>
NOTE: this video G-rated ...says Peanut "G" as in Goat

The adventure continues stay tuned for the HF version with more FUN & DX

73, Steve ...wGAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker <http://www.youtube.com/goathiker>
http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7 <http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7>



Re: 2009 Ham14er - NØB with Rooster & Peanut - video

Steve_wGØAT
 

Thanks BoB!! Hey are going to the TLM meeting tomorrow night?

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker
http://aprs.fi/?call=WG0AT-7

On Aug 30, 2009, at 2:09 PM, Bob Witte K0NR wrote:

Steve WG0AT:
Great job on the video...really captures the fun of the event!

Bob K0NR

Joyce Witte wrote:
Steve,

Once again a wonderful job of filming a special. Thanks to Peanut
and
Rooster for their help, too. What a great day it was.

Thanks for all you do. What a fun way to share the day with others.

joyce KOJJW


Steve_wGØAT wrote:



Ham14ers, Here's the 'VHF version' of the Ham14er/N0B video ...the
'HF version' will follow along end of next month!

First off let apologize for the audio quality of the 'captured
audio'
in this video. Due to the circumstances of wind, goats and 14k-
impaired operator error (the OGs) I lost some of audio.(Doh!) The
audio I did capture was extremely 'hot' for some reason? I've
tried to
EQ it as best as possible to make the video watchable. So you
actually
sounded a lot better at 14k than in this video trust me! So please
forgive the distortion you really didn't sound that bad up at 14k!
(sigh)

Also if I missed anyone or mixed up your name, friend's name or
call
sign my apologies as my organization skills are lacking way
behind my
editing skills. My hope is this video not only captures the effort
that goes into hiking a 14er but mostly the fun, thrill and
excitement
of standing on a 14er and working kindred spirits! ...be they on
other
14ers or at lower elevations.

Thank you all for fun QSOs and sending me the photos! Hope you
enjoy
the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI>
NOTE: this video G-rated ...says Peanut "G" as in Goat

The adventure continues stay tuned for the HF version with more
FUN & DX

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker <http://www.youtube.com/goathiker>
http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7 <http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7>





Re: 2009 Ham14er - NØB with Rooster & Peanut - video

"Steve Williams KØSRW <k0srw@...>
 

Hey Joyce, thanks for the note, but I'm not the Steve you were looking to write to.

Hope all is well with you and your fine family!

73,

Steve Williams, K0SRW

Thanks,

Steve
___________________
Steve Williams, K0SRW
Colorado Springs, CO
k0srw@...
719-337-8103

Sent by BlackBerry

-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce Witte <joyce@...>

Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:35:11
To: <ham14er@...>
Subject: Re: [ham14er] 2009 Ham14er - NB with Roost
er & Peanut - video


Steve,

Once again a wonderful job of filming a special. Thanks to Peanut and
Rooster for their help, too. What a great day it was.

Thanks for all you do. What a fun way to share the day with others.

joyce KOJJW


Steve_wGAT wrote:


Ham14ers, Here's the 'VHF version' of the Ham14er/N0B video ...the
'HF version' will follow along end of next month!

First off let apologize for the audio quality of the 'captured audio'
in this video. Due to the circumstances of wind, goats and 14k-
impaired operator error (the OGs) I lost some of audio.(Doh!) The
audio I did capture was extremely 'hot' for some reason? I've tried to
EQ it as best as possible to make the video watchable. So you actually
sounded a lot better at 14k than in this video trust me! So please
forgive the distortion you really didn't sound that bad up at 14k!
(sigh)

Also if I missed anyone or mixed up your name, friend's name or call
sign my apologies as my organization skills are lacking way behind my
editing skills. My hope is this video not only captures the effort
that goes into hiking a 14er but mostly the fun, thrill and excitement
of standing on a 14er and working kindred spirits! ...be they on other
14ers or at lower elevations.

Thank you all for fun QSOs and sending me the photos! Hope you enjoy
the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI>
NOTE: this video G-rated ...says Peanut "G" as in Goat

The adventure continues stay tuned for the HF version with more FUN & DX

73, Steve ...wGAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker <http://www.youtube.com/goathiker>
http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7 <http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7>



Re: 2009 Ham14er - NØB with Rooster & Peanut - video

Joyce Witte
 

Steve,

Once again a wonderful job of filming a special. Thanks to Peanut and Rooster for their help, too. What a great day it was.

Thanks for all you do. What a fun way to share the day with others.

joyce KOJJW


Steve_wGAT wrote:


Ham14ers, Here's the 'VHF version' of the Ham14er/N0B video ...the
'HF version' will follow along end of next month!

First off let apologize for the audio quality of the 'captured audio'
in this video. Due to the circumstances of wind, goats and 14k-
impaired operator error (the OGs) I lost some of audio.(Doh!) The
audio I did capture was extremely 'hot' for some reason? I've tried to
EQ it as best as possible to make the video watchable. So you actually
sounded a lot better at 14k than in this video trust me! So please
forgive the distortion you really didn't sound that bad up at 14k!
(sigh)

Also if I missed anyone or mixed up your name, friend's name or call
sign my apologies as my organization skills are lacking way behind my
editing skills. My hope is this video not only captures the effort
that goes into hiking a 14er but mostly the fun, thrill and excitement
of standing on a 14er and working kindred spirits! ...be they on other
14ers or at lower elevations.

Thank you all for fun QSOs and sending me the photos! Hope you enjoy
the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI>
NOTE: this video G-rated ...says Peanut "G" as in Goat

The adventure continues stay tuned for the HF version with more FUN & DX

73, Steve ...wGAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker <http://www.youtube.com/goathiker>
http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7 <http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7>


2009 Ham14er - NØB with Rooster & Peanut - video

Steve_wGØAT
 

Ham14ers, Here's the 'VHF version' of the Ham14er/N0B video ...the
'HF version' will follow along end of next month!

First off let apologize for the audio quality of the 'captured audio'
in this video. Due to the circumstances of wind, goats and 14k-
impaired operator error (the OGs) I lost some of audio.(Doh!) The
audio I did capture was extremely 'hot' for some reason? I've tried to
EQ it as best as possible to make the video watchable. So you actually
sounded a lot better at 14k than in this video trust me! So please
forgive the distortion you really didn't sound that bad up at 14k!
(sigh)

Also if I missed anyone or mixed up your name, friend's name or call
sign my apologies as my organization skills are lacking way behind my
editing skills. My hope is this video not only captures the effort
that goes into hiking a 14er but mostly the fun, thrill and excitement
of standing on a 14er and working kindred spirits! ...be they on other
14ers or at lower elevations.

Thank you all for fun QSOs and sending me the photos! Hope you enjoy
the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qJxok9YJKI
NOTE: this video G-rated ...says Peanut "G" as in Goat

The adventure continues stay tuned for the HF version with more FUN & DX

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker
http://aprs.fi/?call=wg0at-7

CBS 4 reports military helicopter down at or near Mt. Massive

Nate Duehr <nate@...>
 

Just saw a Twitter update from CBS-4 that they're sending their
helicopter over to look for a military helicopter crash on or near Mt.
Massive.

Hopefully everyone's okay...

--
Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate@...

WO9S picture on Bierstadt

Jonathan L. Rosner
 

Dear Steve:

An impressive set of QSOs on 2! Here are some shots of me on Bierstadt:

http://hep.uchicago.edu/~rosner/IMG_0720.jpg
http://hep.uchicago.edu/~rosner/IMG_0721.jpg

The person who took a picture of me holding the Yagi minus the coupler ("What's Wrong With This Picture?") didn't send it. However, a happy postscript: I left two eyeball QSLs with my call, name, and e-mail address in the two register boxes at the start of the trail, explaining what I had lost and when. Today I got an e-mail from someone in Brighton that they had found the hardware during a climb last Sunday (Aug. 16). So I am hoping for its safe return. I also ordered a replacement from Arrow Yagi, so it is possible I will have a spare.

The FM station called "The Goat" is KGYT, 102.7, Idaho Springs. You might
want to send them a QSL card.

73,
Jon WO9S
--
Jonathan L. Rosner Phone: 773-702-7694
Enrico Fermi Inst., U. Chicago Fax: 773-702-8038
5640 S. Ellis Avenue rosner@...
Chicago, IL 60637 USA or @jlrosner

Re: CALL for PHOTOs!! HAM14er 09 VIDEO needs YOUR picture!

Steve_wGØAT
 

ALso need caption info like name/call of who's in the pic! Name of your buddy, dog girl friend if in the pics ? Steve

--- In ham14er@..., Steve_wGØAT <qrp.wg0at@...> wrote:

Hey HAM-14er Folks! I need pictures for our VIDEO!! ...whether we
worked or not!

Just started working on R&P's Humboldt experience video and realized I
missing a bunch of pictures of those who we worked! AND those who I
didn't work but participated in the event! PLEASE send me your picture
so I can include you in the video as well!! This video is about the
Ham14er event NOT just NØB's experience so PLEASE send me your pics!!

Here's the intro to wet the appetite :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obv6A-7W84I
Of course this is subject to edits & changes! May replace the most
Humboldt shots with other 14ers worked etc.

My log (below) show stations I worked. JPG means I've grabbed the pix
off the yahoo group files OR you sent me one already Or from QRZ. If
(NEED PIX!) this means missing pic! I NEED your picture for the video
OR if you prefer I'll just sub a pic of the peak I worked with your
audio? Cheeze! ...would rather have your photo!?

I did loose some audio (Rooster's fault!) of Nate/Terry in the
aeronautical mobile QSO but I think Guy/N7UN's recorder may have
picked up although somewhat muffled! Still processing to see if I can
reduce the noise and make it more readable!! Sure hope so?

K4S was not heard and missed! ...dang! Next year for sure!!!
I downloaded about 11 great pix from their Picasa Album. Need video if
available?

NØB's rig of the Day was FT 817 5w into hand held 3-El Arrow beam
(with Rooster rotor) =D
Next year will bring more antennas for HF plus 6m-440!!

WOW was that fun or WHAT!!!??? ...really too bad it's once a year?
To send pics my direct email is qrp.wg0at@...

NØB -Humboldt Peak VHF (hypoxia impaired) Log
------------------------------

NØB on SSB 144.200MHz:
N0YK Chad in Scott City, Kansas ~250 miles! JPG

NØB on FM 147.XX MHz:
KC0VFO/AirMobile Terry w/NateWnear Centennial Airport/Denver NEED PIX !
AC0FQ Scott on San Lewis Pk JPG
K0YB on Pikes Pk NEED PIX!
K0CAO Chris on Princeton NEED PIX!
KQ6EE Hon on Mt Elbert JPG
KF4KNF ?? NEED PIX!
N0XGC (or N0TZL audio is garbled not sure which?) Mt Evans NEED PIX!
W0NX Keith -Huron Peak NEED PIX!
N0WAE - Mt. Princeton NEED PIX!
K0NA Larry/KE0P -Torreys NEED PIX!
W4VAB ??? NEED PIX!
WO9S Jonathan - Bierstadt (I think we QSOed audio is missing?) NEED PIX!
KD0EGE Chris -Mt Bross NEED PIX!
KD0GUY Judy San Lewis Pk JPG
AC7SX Joe - Red Cloud Pk NEED PIX!
W6OAL from Parker,CO NEED PIX!
WB0RRU Dave from Colorado Springs NEED PIX!

Stations heard but missed QSOing ...my bad:
KD0BIN-
KS4ELP
WE7N
KC0YIH
WW0AL

Hope for as good as weather for next year!

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker

CALL for PHOTOs!! HAM14er 09 VIDEO needs YOUR picture!

Steve_wGØAT
 

Hey HAM-14er Folks! I need pictures for our VIDEO!! ...whether we
worked or not!

Just started working on R&P's Humboldt experience video and realized I
missing a bunch of pictures of those who we worked! AND those who I didn't work but participated in the event! PLEASE send me your picture
so I can include you in the video as well!! This video is about the
Ham14er event NOT just NØB's experience so PLEASE send me your pics!!

Here's the intro to wet the appetite :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obv6A-7W84I
Of course this is subject to edits & changes! May replace the most
Humboldt shots with other 14ers worked etc.

My log (below) show stations I worked. JPG means I've grabbed the pix
off the yahoo group files OR you sent me one already Or from QRZ. If
(NEED PIX!) this means missing pic! I NEED your picture for the video
OR if you prefer I'll just sub a pic of the peak I worked with your
audio? Cheeze! ...would rather have your photo!?

I did loose some audio (Rooster's fault!) of Nate/Terry in the
aeronautical mobile QSO but I think Guy/N7UN's recorder may have
picked up although somewhat muffled! Still processing to see if I can
reduce the noise and make it more readable!! Sure hope so?

K4S was not heard and missed! ...dang! Next year for sure!!!
I downloaded about 11 great pix from their Picasa Album. Need video if
available?

NØB's rig of the Day was FT 817 5w into hand held 3-El Arrow beam
(with Rooster rotor) =D
Next year will bring more antennas for HF plus 6m-440!!

WOW was that fun or WHAT!!!??? ...really too bad it's once a year?
To send pics my direct email is @goathiker

NØB -Humboldt Peak VHF (hypoxia impaired) Log
------------------------------

NØB on SSB 144.200MHz:
N0YK Chad in Scott City, Kansas ~250 miles! JPG

NØB on FM 147.XX MHz:
KC0VFO/AirMobile Terry w/NateWnear Centennial Airport/Denver NEED PIX !
AC0FQ Scott on San Lewis Pk JPG
K0YB on Pikes Pk NEED PIX!
K0CAO Chris on Princeton NEED PIX!
KQ6EE Hon on Mt Elbert JPG
KF4KNF ?? NEED PIX!
N0XGC (or N0TZL audio is garbled not sure which?) Mt Evans NEED PIX!
W0NX Keith -Huron Peak NEED PIX!
N0WAE - Mt. Princeton NEED PIX!
K0NA Larry/KE0P -Torreys NEED PIX!
W4VAB ??? NEED PIX!
WO9S Jonathan - Bierstadt (I think we QSOed audio is missing?) NEED PIX!
KD0EGE Chris -Mt Bross NEED PIX!
KD0GUY Judy San Lewis Pk JPG
AC7SX Joe - Red Cloud Pk NEED PIX!
W6OAL from Parker,CO NEED PIX!
WB0RRU Dave from Colorado Springs NEED PIX!

Stations heard but missed QSOing ...my bad:
KD0BIN-
KS4ELP
WE7N
KC0YIH
WW0AL

Hope for as good as weather for next year!

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker

Redcloud Peak log

Joe Delwiche
 

My brother Mark and I camped out near 12,000 ft on the Silver Creek
trail on Saturday night. That evening, we knew it was going to be a
little cold when ice formed in the lid of a pot that we'd used for
boiling some water. On Sunday morning we didn't wait around very long
and got on the trail shortly after 6:00. We managed to reach the
summit of Redcloud and set up the equipment before 9:00. There was
some wind but long periods of nearly calm, and the sun was shining all
day. It was good not to have to watch over the shoulder for T-storms.

I had brought up an antenna for six meters but all of the logged
contacts are on two. KØYB on Pikes Peak made a good try on 50.125 MHz
but couldn't pull me out of the mud. Thanks for taking the time to
try. I was using vertical antennas on a Buddipole with the Yaesu
FT-817.

Thanks to all; I enjoyed the event.


Redcloud Peak
Aug. 9, 2009
Joe, AC7SX

Time, MDT Frequency, MHz Call Sign Name Location Estimated
Distance, mi.

0900 147.45 NØWAE Eric Mt. Princeton 85
0906 147.45 KDØBIM Steve Pikes Peak 143
1030 147.435 WØNX Keith Huron Peak 88
1040 147.435 KØCAO Chris Mt. Princeton 85
1045 147.435 KXØY Joe Mt. Massive 100
1047 147.435 WE7C Glen Mt. Yale 87
(w/Rick)
1053 147.435 KDØGUY Judy San Luis Pk. 27
1125 147.42 NØB Steve Humboldt Peak 102
1135 147.465 KDØEGE Chris Mt. Bross 120

Re: AC7SX - Redcloud photos

Steve_wGØAT
 

HI Joe, Please send them direct to me as Yahoo stripped off the
attachments. Thanks Steve
73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker

On Aug 13, 2009, at 11:36 PM, Joe Delwiche wrote:

Hi Steve.

As discussed on the air last Sunday, here are some photos. The last
one shows Joe Delwiche (AC7SX) and Mark Delwiche, my brother. I'm
operating the Yaesu FT-817 on two meters. I didn't have much success
on six. I'd like to try that band again with horizontal
polarization. I plan to send my log out to the group this weekend.

Regards,
Joe
AC7SX

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


recall email

Joe Delwiche
 

AC7SX - Redcloud photos

Joe Delwiche
 

Hi Steve.

As discussed on the air last Sunday, here are some photos. The last
one shows Joe Delwiche (AC7SX) and Mark Delwiche, my brother. I'm
operating the Yaesu FT-817 on two meters. I didn't have much success
on six. I'd like to try that band again with horizontal
polarization. I plan to send my log out to the group this weekend.

Regards,
Joe
AC7SX

Re: San Luis Peak Report

Steve_wGØAT
 

Great work Judy/Scott! You were pounding into NØB's Mt Humboldt, says
Peanut

73, Steve ...wGØAT/R&P
http://www.youtube.com/goathiker

On Aug 12, 2009, at 7:36 PM, coajudy wrote:

Greetings from AC0FQ and KD0GUY!

We were the only hams on San Luis Peak. We've been training since
March for the climb, but this (our first 14er) was still
challenging! Great signal reports from the HT/Elk combo, but 40M on
the KX1 was disappointing with zero contacts. Tried 20M, but the
Inverted-V dipole would not resonate. Back in Colorado Springs,
though, it worked perfectly in the identical configuration. We're
guessing that the summit's unusual ground composition was a factor.
(Our compasses, when set on the ground, reversed direction. We
suspect this might have contributed to the problem?????)

Had fun, weather was beautiful, and the altitude headache (AC0FQ)
only lasted an hour or so. We look forward to next year's event from
another summit!

73!

Scott & Judy