Tag Archives: SOTA

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

Date:            21 April 2012 Time:           Approx.    1600 UTC – 1800 UTCRegion:        CO-Front RangeElevation:    2640 m / 8661 ft – 2 PointsCall Sign:     KDØBIKFrequencies:     14.342.5-ssb, 18.157.5-ssb, 28.327.5-ssb,  +/-  146.52-fmI may also try PSK31 on 20m (14.070)  Equipment: Elecraft KX3 (maiden activation … Continue reading

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QRP To The Field + SOTA = Contest

Here’s a great opportunity for both chasers and activators.  The QRP To The Field (QRPTTF) is an annual QRP CW contest taking place on Saturday,  28 April.  This year the organizers of QRPTTF have joined forces with the Summits On … 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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Activation Alert: W0/FR-194 (Genesee Mtn.) –2520m / 8268ft

Date:            7 April 2012 Time:           Approx.    2000 UTC – 2300 UTCRegion:        CO-Front RangeElevation:    2520 m / 8268 ft – 2 PointsCall Sign:     KDØBIKFrequencies:     14.342.5-ssb, 18.157.5-ssb, 28.327.5-ssb,  +/-  146.52-fm Equipment: FT-817ND / Buddipole versatee vertical(still anxiously awaiting delivery of the KX3) … Continue reading

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WØ-SOTA.ORG

Hello friends, Many who read my blog posts and have listened to episode 50 of the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast know my involvement with SOTA or Summits On The Air.  While I’ve been concentrating on getting my new basement ham … 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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Chase or Activate?

I recently received an email from a listener of my amateur radio podcast, the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast who had listened to episode 50.  Episode 50 was all about Summits on the Air or SOTA.  The listener asked a very … Continue reading

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Success is spelled F U N

I was having dinner the other night with Steve, wGØAT.  We were talking about SOTA and discussing the various methods of participating in the program.  The Summits on the Air program is not just for mountaineers.  It truly has something … Continue reading

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Introduction–SOTA “How To”

I’m going to periodically write various “how to” related articles which I will flag with the category of “How To” so they are easy to locate.  An excellent primer to help get you grounded in all things Summits On The … Continue reading

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