Category Archives: How To

Portable Power Solutions for SOTA

In my last two blog postings I discussed suggestions and ideas for what might make the best radio and antenna setup for a typical SOTA activation.   In both articles (as is also the case for all content on this blog) … Continue reading

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What Antenna should I use for SOTA?

I figured it best to follow the “What Radio should I use for SOTA” posting with one about antennas.  Of course, the answer to this question really depends on what you have selected as your radio type.  Keeping it simple … Continue reading

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What Radio should I use for SOTA?

The short answer….It Depends!  When I decided to create my amateur radio podcast titled “The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast”, it was to be a mechanism to deliver practical content to the radio amateur.  The Podcast and my other new media … Continue reading

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A good hiking boot

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before (and is my opinion), the type of radio, the type of antenna and the type of battery is not as important as the boots you wear on your feet and the pack you … Continue reading

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First Aid and SOTA

When I was a Boy Scout, a first aid kit was something you never left home without.  I remember building my own small first aid kit (FAK) and packed the contents into a Sucrets tin.   By the way, Sucrets have … Continue reading

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Plan B?

Do you have a plan B?  What about even a plan C?  Here in the WØ association there are many SOTA summits which have never been activated.  Do we know why?  Sometimes, but not always.  Of course the obvious reason … Continue reading

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Choosing a Backpack for SOTA

I’m often asked the question of what backpack I use for SOTA activations.  I gladly answer the question, but will also encourage the individual to conduct their own research into what will work best for them.  Also, much like the … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the KX3

Like so many of my fellow amateurs, I ordered the new Elecraft KX3 within minutes of the order form going active on the Elecraft website.  Like so many of my fellow amateurs, I also wait anxiously for word that the … Continue reading

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Multi-Purposing for SOTA

For about as long as I’ve been into hiking and backpacking, I’ve read stories in all the various enthusiast magazines and forums about sawing off or drilling holes in the handle of your toothbrush to save a little weight in … Continue reading

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HamLog App Upgrades–WOW!!!

I’ve blogged about iOS apps before, but I can’t remember if I’ve previously mentioned anything about HamLog.  I’ve owned HamLog for a few years now.  I’ll honestly say for the record I don’t currently use it, but feel that will … Continue reading

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