Articles with tag “QRP”

SOTA Activation: Snowy Mountain W3/PD-007

[caption id="attachment_1270" align="alignleft" width="244"]Eric holds up his SOTA flag while kneeling over his radio setup in the woods. Hey look, a flag![/caption]

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  • When: 2017-12-24 from 1543Z to 1625Z
  • Where: Snowy Mountain - W3/PD-007
  • Who:Just me
  • Ascent: 148' over 0.64mi** **
  • Equipment:Elecraft KX3, SOTABEAM MIDI antenna
  • APRS Coverage: Excellent
  • T-Mobile Coverage:Good. Had 4G (no LTE) coverage at …

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Upcoming SOTA Activation(s) - Methodist Hill North and Snowy Mountain

Updated: 2017-12-20 @ 0315Z -Not doing Long Mountain, adding Snowy Mountain.


SOTA LogoLooking at taking a few days and going hiking up in Pennsylvania this upcoming weekend.  I have at least two summits in my sights: W3/PD-006 and [STRIKEOUT:W3/PD-013] W3/PD-007 that I'd like to activate for Summits on …

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Apple Orchard Mountain in July 2017

Success! That's the word I'm using to describe my latest battle up a summit. It wasn't easy and it wasn't without some failure, but I'm willing to give this trip a grade of B. Luckily I had some help...

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  • When: 2017-07-15 from 14:00Z to 20:00Z
  • Where: Apple …

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Heading up to Apple Orchard Mountain this weekend.

Like last year, I'll be heading over to Apple Orchard Mountain to support the annual APRS Golden Packet Event.  My friends Dave KB3RAN and Steve N3IPN are once again part of the team with the addition of Ed KC3EN joining us for the long slog up the mountain.

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Activating Emmaville Mountain North W3/SV-019

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  • When: 2016-11-11 from 18:04Z to 18:33Z
  • Where: Emmaville Mountain North – W3/SV-019
  • Who: Amanda KI4IWS, Harlan, Elise, and myself
  • Ascent: Drive up
  • Decent: Drive down
  • Equipment: Elecraft K1, SOTABEAMS Band Springer Midi, Navy Flameproof Key
  • APRS Coverage: Good coverage
  • T-Mobile Coverage: Good coverage
  • Contacts:10

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Activating Sugarloaf Mountain (W3/CR-003) (a.k.a. Plan B)

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  • When: 2016-10-30 from 18:25Z to 19:19Z
  • Where: Sugarloaf Mountain - W3/CR-003
  • Who: Amanda KI4IWS, Harlan, Elise, and myself
  • Ascent: 984 feet in 0.36 miles along the East View parking lot using the Sunrise Trail.
  • Decent: 0.93 miles along the Monadnock, Northern Peaks, and Mountain loop …

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38,000 Miles per Watt endorsement

SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award 38000Earlier today I made contact with Bert, F6HKA, at a distance of 3,845 miles.  We first made contact on 15 meters using 5 watts.  The band conditions were so good that I hooked up the K1 and we made contact on 17 meters.  That 17m contact was made with …

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1,000+ MPW award... finally!

SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award 2000 MPWA few months ago I reported that I had achieved the 1,000 miles per watt SKCC award only later to find out that my radio was putting out 7 watts instead of the 0.1 watts I thought it was putting out.  After sending the radio off for repair …

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SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award

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It would appear that my K1 is stuck transmitting 6 to 7 watts no matter what the power output setting is.  I can only assume that the contacts I made for this award were not made using 100 mW but rather 7W.

I have already responded to the award …

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SKCC WES

image0I received my SKCC WES Participation Certificate today; very cool.  I've been a member of the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) for almost a year and had never participated in their Weekend Sprint (WES) which takes place every month for twenty-four hours.  I scored 115th out of the 199 entries …

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