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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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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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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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Daydreaming about SOTA

We’re all human and if you’re like me, you find yourself daydreaming about other things.  As I write this blog post, it is Wednesday, 11 January 2012.  The weather outside is frightful.  The snow is falling in the city and … Continue reading

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