Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Mar 14, 2021.
At least one of them has passed away. A fall IIRC.
Thanks for the update, Chris, albeit a sad one.
Not mentioned in the article is another intrepid ham from Colorado whom I think also deserves a shout-out in this context.
Paul, @W0RW, has been frequently active as a true Pedestrian Mobile, another variation of this genre' of adventurous field radio activity. He's even made it onto the cover of CQ magazine.
Here's a link to an audio clip of one of our SSB QSO's (caution - high audio volume) which was closely followed by WØRW/PM working CT1ASM, pretty good DX considering Paul was running 1 watt off his back!
i don't know about this sota thing. I fear it will lead to somebody staying on top to long and ignoring turn around time with bad consequences. No problem in warm weather but could be a killer on some high peaks.
Shucks! What a party pooper!
I was just about to print out my boarding pass for Katmandu until I read your sobering post just now... I was actually planning to activate Mt. Everest next weekend to kick off my SOTA career with a real bang....
W0RW was putting summits on the air before there was a SOTA.
ok... go ahead and make fun of that statement, just remember when climbing in artic or sub artic zones dont forget your turn around time ! i dont think i have been on a cold, windy summit for more that it takes to snap a few pics for proof i was there much less even thinking about pulling out a radio to mess with. yeah yeah I know 99% sota ops will be from mild locals so enjoy !
Both have passed. See here https://twitter.com/wg0at/status/1248691362716762112
Darn. Rooster and Peanut both SH; may they R.I.P.
My tardy condolences to Steve.
Don't worry, I think hikers will exercise good judgment.