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Any other motorcyclists here?

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by WD4IGX, May 10, 2017.

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  1. KG5IVL

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    The Bitx40 radio might work for you. I am building one now for a mobile setup in my van. Will also use it for hiking. Just google bitx40 for all kinds of info. $60.
     
  2. KG5KOG

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    Could very well work for me..
    did you see this site about it ?
    https://vk3yy.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/bitx40-v3-and-raduino/
     
  3. WD4IGX

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    Well SOTA requires you make your final access to the summit via non-motorized means. As far as I know there's no prohibition on riding a motorcycle or car or whatever as far as the public road goes then making the final ascent on foot. I don't know how far (if there's a restriction) that ascent has to be in order for it to count. I know some places I could ride to then hike the final 1/2 - 1 mile or so, if that would qualify.
     
  4. KG5KOG

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    Yes, I realize about the hiking.
    One of the main reasons I have not gone further into getting started is having to leave my bike maybe a mile or more away from the summit.
    Some of the ones I have read about SOTA, they did hike way more than a mile.
     
  5. WD4IGX

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    I'm thinking of Roan Mountain back home in TN though I'm not sure it's on the SOTA list - should definitely be though. Parking lot at Carver's Gap, then you can climb up a bit of the Appalachian trail to Roan High Knob I think it's called. Done it quite a few times leaving my car down below, no different for the bike really, just never took a radio.
     
  6. KG5KOG

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    Chimney Rock, Nevada.
    The second picture here shows about the closest you can get in a vehicle.
    Now that would be a hike to not only get there, but also to get up. About mile from the Angle Lake.

    Grays Peak is to the right and west of a small lake you can drive/ride to.
    but then you have to walk around Angle Lake and then 1 mile by crow. Rough terrain.
    Only 10 points, ought to worth 100 or more.

    110 in the desert, froze that night up at Angle Creek Park.

    Other pics i have showing mountains/peaks, that i am sure would be listed on SOTA, are way off the beaten track,
    but you can take a bike pretty close to them. Would not recommend a 4x4.

    I thought about starting at the Big Bend National Park as there is some SOTA listing in it.


    This was June 2015.
    That evening....
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    The Next Morning...
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  7. KU3X

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    I do this all of the time.

    http://www.ku3x.net/p

    Scroll down past the Field Day event and you'll see a few photos of a few of my stops.

    Most of the time I keep my little YouKits radio along with a very short 20 meter dipole in my saddle bags. I'll take a day trip and when I get tired or want a drink, I look for a spot to pull over, set up the gear, have a drink and then move on when I had enough.
    My two favorite hobbies are ham radio and motorcycles. The closest they come together is only for transportation. I would never ride my bike and talk on any radio or cell phone at the same time. That is asking for trouble! There are enough idiots on the road that I need to give my full attention to riding the bike.

    Barry, KU3X
     
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  8. K7JOE

    K7JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would never ride my bike and talk on any radio or cell phone at the same time. That is asking for trouble! There are enough idiots on the road that I need to give my full attention to riding the bike.

    Amen...enough idiots.... no doubt.
     
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