Saturday, June 24, 2017

SOTA Outing Aspen Ridge and Bald Mountain

I was not sure where we would end up but we got a late start and missed N0TA as he achieved Mountain Goat. We also missed KX0R and ND0C on SSB but got Randy on CW. We still managed to have a grand time.

With N0TA Colorado now has 7 Mountain Goats. WG0AT will achieve MG soon and I expect WA6MM will sometime this summer. WA6MM is doing all uniques which is impressive but is also only doing Colorado Summits and if that was enough of a challenge he is only doing 6 pointers and up!!!

K6EL, Elliott, was waiting on freq as we got setup. I think he was looking for another SOTA activator but was real loud into Colorado. Lynn always like talking to Elliott.

KC0YQF 20 Meter SSB Aspen Ridge Log:
K6EL
W6WW
KR7RK
W0MNA
W7RV
VE2JCW
NC6B
NA6MG
W0ERI
K6MW
NK6A
W7CNL
N6PKT
WB0KIU
 

KC0YQF 20 Meter SSB Bald Mountain Log:
WB0KIU
N3TWM
N4EX
NG6R
WA3FET
W6WW
K6MW 

Beats Working


Always smiling


We were real disappointed that we were not able to get Kylee on Emerald Mountain but I did get Randy on the same mountain on CW or I should say he got me.


K0JQZ Aspen Ridge on 40, 30 and 20 meters:
W0MNA
ND0C Summit to Summit
W0ERI
N6PKT
K6HPX/M (impressive mobile signal)
W9FHA
K6EL
K5QR
WB0KIU
NC6B
AE9F
W4HBK
NG6R
W5EEX
W4VHH
K7JFD
VE3KQN
N7EDK
AE7AP

I must be getting predictable as W9FHA always knows were I am going to show up.

K0JQZ Bald Mountain 40, 30 and 20 meters:
W9FHA
NS7P
K6MW
W7RV
K0MP
W0MNA
W0ERI
WA6KYR
N4EX
W6JMP
EA2IF
WB0KIU
N6TEM
K5OT 

Having Fun
Until Next time.

72
Frank
K0JQZ

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Observatory and Eagle Rock

It was a strange day in the Lost Creek Wilderness. This normally active area was void of a lot of people. I notice signs that outlawed ATVs and other non-licensed vehicles and think that has a lot to do with it. Even so we did see two dirt bikes.

Not much in the way of traffic save some cows.




You can't drive to the normal Trail Head anymore as they are trying to minimize human impact. You can park and walk and it was not that far anyway.

We hit Observatory Rock a little early and had some issues with propagation. I expected 40 meters to yield better results but after 20 minutes of calling Lynn went to 20. I also tried CW on 40 with no luck.

Eagle Rock was better and Lynn ran a good pileup on 20 Meters and I went to 17 Meters and a little 20 meters. It was a good day to be on a summit. It was a bit windy but with the temp between 70 and 80 it helped to keep us cool.

A few pics:



KX2 at home on a summit

Lynn on 20 meters

I am trying to remember Morse Code



End Fed antenna support

A great day and it was nice to get out again in Colorado. Lynn and I have been pretty busy but I am glad we took a day to get out to these two summits.

73 Frank
K0JQZ

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WI Vacation

Lynn and I drove to WI to visit with her family. The weather while we were there was perfect.

Pony Express

I-80


Lynn flirting with an old prospector

Bridge over the Mighty Mississippi





















Red Winged

Cana Island Lighthouse



Lake Michigan from Cana Island Lighthouse


















Fond du Lac WI


Fond du Lac Lighthouse






Air Museum in Oshkosh WI (Radio stuff)

Air Museum in Oshkosh WI (Radio stuff)







Lynn in flight suit




Air Museum in Oshkosh WI (Radio stuff)


Air Museum in Oshkosh WI (Radio stuff)


Donated by local ham radio club

Love the aircraft of WWI




Love the old radio stuff


Lynn at her old High School





 It was a fun trip but I am glad to be back in Colorado for the time being.

73
Frank
K0JQZ