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6m Activation of the Highest Peak in the Northeast - Mt. Washington, NH

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AB1OC, Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. W1FBV

    W1FBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    New England's first snow was on Mt. Washington a few days ago.
     
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  2. N1NDN

    N1NDN Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's not the coldest place, but definitely the windiest on record. I believe the warmest temperature they ever recorded up there was 73 degrees.
     
  3. K2WH

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    Congratulations.

    Before SOTA, back in the 70's, I guess I activated Mt. Washington more than once on 2 meters with my portable 7 element beam and my ICOM 202 SSB portable rig.

    Rig was in the back pack and a broomstick was the antenna boom with holes drilled in it for the elements.

    The broomstick doubled as a hiking stick.
     
  4. K2WH

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    Well, you have the entire Presidential range there. I also did SOTA (before it was SOTA), from not only Mt. Washington but Jefferson and Webster.
     
  5. WB8VLC

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    The coldest windiest place in the US is not Mt Washington but you are close in that it does have Washington in its name,

    The coldest windiest place in the US is in fact 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C..
     
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  6. AB1OC

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    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for your suggestions! It looks like we're going to be doing in Mt. Wachusett, MA later this month (September). As soon as I have more details, I'll post them here.

    Fred, AB1OC
     
  7. AB1XG

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    Mt Greylock (SP) in MA?
     
  8. W1DMH

    W1DMH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Equinox in Southern VT has road, many of the VT ski areas have their lifts running too. There is always Cannon with the Tram. Mt Agimenticus, but LOTS of RF. Bear Hill in VT, Greylock in western MA
    73
    Doug W1DMH
     
  9. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Come to WA, where some of the passes are nearly that high. We have several peaks in the Cascade Mountain Range that are WAY higher than Mt. Washington, including Rainier (14,410' ASL). It happens to be in a National Park, too: http://www.nps.gov/mora/.
     
  10. W1DMH

    W1DMH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Been there done that, would love to add Little Tahoma, and a bunch of others. http://w1dmh.blogspot.com/
    73
    Doug W1DMH
     
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