Air Mobile Ham Radio Operation From 9,000 Feet Over Mount St. Helens

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  1. W7NY

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    This flight took us over Mount St. Helens to test the recently installed 2 meter FM radio (ICOM IC-2300) using the simplex national call frequency (146.520) to determine radio coverage and activity level on the 2 meter amateur radio band.

    I was astonished at the incredible responses to my call as a "pile-up" quickly formed around the call frequency.

    I truly was an amazing experience to see the snow covered volcano from 9,000 feet in the air while having radio conversations with my ham radio friends on the ground.

    NOTE: Some QSOs are truncated due to audio editing. However, each QSO contains enough audio to clearly identify the calling station.

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  2. K0UO

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    Air mobile is fun. I have HF and VHF/UHF equipment in every airplane that I have owned, for the past 40 years.
  3. W7NY

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    That’s awesome. Just getting my feet wet in air ham after 21 years of flying and enjoying the heck out of it.
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