Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Jan 9, 2017.
Cool Stuff, Dave! Heard him, I think earlier, but couldn't quite pull him out of the noise.
Very cool Dave & George! (wow, those SOTA guys will do anything to make a contact!)
At 4000' ASL I'd say he had some height gain.... and you do have a little bit of gain off the back of your beam.
Last summer I talked about 50 miles VHF simplex from a similar elevation but we weren't line of sight. There was a ridge between us and I switched to low power, 0.5 w.
My son and I rode our dirt bikes up to the top of a mountain just to the east of us in the Cascades. This is an old repeater site I used to work on when I was in Land Mobile Radio. I was using a commercial Kenwood TK-250.
Height is king on vhf. Last fall I got to 3500 ft and rocked repeaters 60 miles out using a walkie.
That guy makes radio fun. We need more of him.
Nice. Simplex with my buddy HT to HT was about half the parking lot lol flat Florida : |
Well worth posting this and a great QSO...amazing.
Before we get too excited we'll need Burt to weigh in on this....
Love his call sign!!
PLEASE keep him out of this. He has nothing to do with this. Keep it classy folks.
That guy would be fun no matter what altitude you work him at. The videos on his lookup page are awesome and the look on his face in the snow cave is priceless too.
Thanks for this Dave! Made me smile, and that's not easy to do.
This is why I like 2m simplex and SSB.
Great video of your contact.