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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

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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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

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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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