Date: 3 November 2012
Time: Approx. 1600 UTC – 1800 UTC
Region: CO-Park Range
Elevation: 3501 m / 11,486 ft – 6 Points
Call Sign: KDØBIK
Frequencies: 14.342.5-ssb, 18.157.5-ssb, 28.327.5-ssb, +/- 146.52-fm
Equipment: Elecraft KX3 / Buddipole versatee vertical & Yaesu VX-8 / Elk Log-Periodic Antenna
I’m itching to get my new hiking boots dirty and looking at the upcoming weather window, this weekend is looking fantastic for a SOTA activation. By the way, I’ll post more information about these new boots in the coming weeks. I truly believe these new boots will be a joy to wear and improve my overall enjoyment of hiking/SOTA immensely. At least I hope so.
Anyway, I’ve had Squaw Mountain (WØ/PR-Ø82) on my list of SOTA prospects for some time. It was only when suggesting Squaw Mtn as a possible candidate to K7ATN (who planned to visit the Denver/Boulder area) that I moved it up on my list.
This will also be my first activation outside of the Front Range region and the highest activation (under full human power) I’ve attempted. Should be a lot of fun.
This will also be the first activation with my new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30 camera. I purchased this camera almost exclusively for SOTA as I was growing tired of carrying along my heavy Nikon DSLR and lenses. This compact camera should work just fine for helping me document my SOTA adventures and share the beauty of Colorful Colorado with you.
73 de KDØBIK