Tag Archives: SOTA

WØC/FR-030 (Chief Mountain) 3569m / 11709ft

On Sunday, 7 August 2016 I completed my 9th SOTA activation.  Which I realize doesn’t sound like very many considering I completed my very first SOTA activation in November of 2011.  Between November 2011 and November 2012 I added seven … Continue reading

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SOTA on my Mind

Just a very quick update to let everyone know I’m still alive and still very much into SOTA or Summits on the Air.  If you follow my main amateur radio blog and my amateur radio podcast, the Practical Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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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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Activation Alert: WØ/PR-082 (Squaw Mountain) – 3501m / 11486ft

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 & … 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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Activation Alert: WØ/FR-185 (Centennial Cone) –2640m / 8661ft

  Date:            29 September 2012 Time:           Approx.    1600 UTC – 1800 UTC Region:        CO-Front Range Elevation:    2640 m / 8661 ft – 2 Points Call Sign:     KDØBIK & KDØSPY Frequencies:     14.342.5-ssb, 18.157.5-ssb, 28.327.5-ssb,  +/-  146.52-fm Equipment: Elecraft KX3 / Buddipole … 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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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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Activation Alert: WØ/FR-003 (Mount Evans) –4347m / 14,264ft

Date:            3 July 2012 Time:           Approx.    1700 UTC – 1800 UTCRegion:        CO-Front RangeElevation:    4337 m / 14,264 ft – 10 PointsCall Sign:     KDØBIKFrequencies:     14.342.5-ssb, 18.157.5-ssb,  +/-  146.52-fm  Equipment: Elecraft KX3 (2nd activation / Buddipole versatee vertical APRS Track: On Road … Continue reading

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