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Highest SOTA in Oregon - Mt Hood Activation

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N7KOM, Apr 5, 2021.

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  1. W4ATO

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    Looked like a lot of fun and getting a workout to boot. Thanks for the great video
    W4ATO
     
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  2. N7KOM

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    Thanks for chasing! Great to QSO with you. 73 N7KOM
     
  3. CE8EYS

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    Great job man, I do lots of climbing here in Patagonia, Chile, I´m Bob CE-8-EYS. Wanted to ask you what´s the antenna you were using with the great FT 60 ? Cheers and regards from Chile. best 73´s.
     
  4. N7KOM

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    Hey CE8EYS,
    Thanks and the antenna I'm using is the MFJ Longranger. It's a great antenna IMO. I've made a ~200mi VHF summit to summit contact at 5W with it before. 73 Tim N7KOM
     
  5. WA5KM

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    Shouldn't that be VOTA ??
     
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  6. W7TY

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    Congrats on your SOTA Summit from Mt Hood. I did a similar trek to the summit of Mt Hood back in June of 1973.
    Back packed 2m equip included a lead acid motorcycle battery, Regency HR2-A 2m FM xcvr, and the first 4-elements w/coax
    of a CushCraft 11-el yagi strapped to an ice axe. Amazing 146.52 simplex pipeline signals into Seattle areas. Callsign was WA7ECY.. Perhaps one of the first activations, 48 years ago.
     
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  7. N7KOM

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    Now that sounds like an activation! How many watts were you running with that battery?
    I thought about bringing my yagi, but high winds were forecast and I wasn't sure how long I would be on the summit. 1/2 whip was the tool of the day. The winds never materialized though.
     
  8. W7TY

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    ..probably about 6-8 watts to the antenna...I have a B&W photo that I'll post if I can locate. We stayed on the summit for about an hour. weather was clear and minimal winds.. Also signed the summit ledger in the metal box....
     
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