Inside the Summit-Obsessed World of Ham Radio

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Mar 14, 2021.

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  1. KI4POT

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    At least one of them has passed away. A fall IIRC.

  2. AK5B

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    Thanks for the update, Chris, albeit a sad one.


  3. W0PV

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    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 W├śRW/PM working CT1ASM, pretty good DX considering Paul was running 1 watt off his back!


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  4. K0IDX

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    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.
  5. AK5B

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    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....:oops:
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  6. KI6J

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    W0RW was putting summits on the air before there was a SOTA.
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  7. K0IDX

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    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 !
  8. KT4NR

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    Both have passed. See here
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  9. AK5B

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    Darn. Rooster and Peanut both SH; may they R.I.P.

    My tardy condolences to Steve.

    Jeff (ex-NH7RO)
  10. AJ6KZ

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    :) Don't worry, I think hikers will exercise good judgment.

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