Category Archives: SOTA Expedition Reports

These are trip reports from completed SOTA (Summits On The Air) expeditions.

First Multiple Activation – WØ/FR-030 and WØ/PR-082

What started out last week as a plan to activate one SOTA summit on Saturday, 3 November ended up becoming two activations and twelve activation points and a beautiful Saturday spent in the Rocky Mountains. While I realized both Squaw … Continue reading

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WØ/FR-185 (Centennial Cone) 2640m / 8661ft

My sixth SOTA activation is in the books and just as I mentioned in the activation alert last week, a fisherman who keeps trying for the one that got away, may eventually land it.  So unlike my first attempt of … Continue reading

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W0/FR-003 (Mount Evans) 4347m / 14,264ft

My fifth activation is complete.  On Tuesday, 3 July 2012 I successfully activated Mount Evans.  My wife and I were on vacation (or a staycation as we called it) and decided to take a day during our 9 day break … Continue reading

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SOTA Fail, SOTA Success–All in one day

As I posted on Friday, I had every intention of activating Centennial Cone, W0/FR-185 on Saturday.  However, it just wasn’t to be.  But I turned a failed activation into some “lessons learned” and still managed to have my first QSO … Continue reading

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WØ/FR-194 (Genesee Mountain) 2520m / 8268ft

As mentioned in the activation alert from last week, I attended a local amateur radio club meeting on Saturday morning and presented Summits On The Air (SOTA) to the club membership.  My presentation covers all aspects of both chasing as … Continue reading

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W0/FR-107 (Green Mountain) 2085m / 6841ft

To say I’m hooked on SOTA might be an understatement.  My second SOTA activation was completed on 27 November, just eight days after my first.  Yes, I’m hooked.  As mentioned in recent blog updates, I had ordered a few items … Continue reading

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My First SOTA Activation–Success

Mt. Herman is in the books as my first SOTA (Summits On The Air) activation.  I’ll get to all the particulars in just a minute.  First, I want to thank a few individuals who truly made a difference in helping … Continue reading

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Activation Alert: W0/FR-063 (Mt. Herman) –2757m / 9045ft ****UPDATE****

Date:            19 November 2011Time:           Approx.    1700 UTC – 2000 UTCRegion:        CO-Front RangeElevation:    2757 m / 9045 ft – 4 PointsCall Sign:     KD0BIK/qrpFrequencies:      18.157.5-ssb +/-, 24,977.5-ssb +/-  14.315-ssb +/- ,and 146.52-fm Equipment: FT-817ND / Buddipole versatee vertical APRS Track: On Road … Continue reading

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