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Cool QSO with a guy in a snow cave on 2m simplex

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Jan 9, 2017.

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  1. KN7S

    KN7S Swapmeet Moderator Emeritus Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Cool Stuff, Dave! Heard him, I think earlier, but couldn't quite pull him out of the noise.
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  2. KB7NRN

    KB7NRN Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.

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  3. KK4YWN

    KK4YWN Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
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  4. KJ4RZZ

    KJ4RZZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice. Simplex with my buddy HT to HT was about half the parking lot lol flat Florida : |
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  5. N7ZAL

    N7ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well worth posting this and a great QSO...amazing. :)
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  6. W3MMM

    W3MMM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Before we get too excited we'll need Burt to weigh in on this....
  7. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Kill joy :p

    Love his call sign!!
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  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    PLEASE keep him out of this. He has nothing to do with this. Keep it classy folks.

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  9. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
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  10. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is why I like 2m simplex and SSB.

    Great video of your contact. :)
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