Inside the Summit-Obsessed World of Ham Radio

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

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  1. AK5B

    AK5B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Don't forget that POTA activators also face the dangers of bear, wolf, rattlesnake, buffalo, scorpion and even shark or alligator attacks depending on the area of the country the particular park is located in, too. It's part of the dangers of operating outside of one's cozy ham shack and heading into the wild.

    Since we don't have any summits in my hot and humid part of Texas I am faced with confronting pesky mosquitoes, ticks and sand flies when operating outdoors, so my first SOTA activation atop the frosted peak of Mount Everest* will be a refreshing change of pace for me.

    * (I'm dubbing my expedition "K2/100 atop K2" in hopes for a possible Elecraft sponsorship) :D
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  2. K1GC

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    Perhaps, but people have to take responsibility for themselves. Also, quite a few people that I know doing serious SOTA peaks have extensive mountaineering experience and are more knowledgeable than most on the hazards. For the serious climbs, I have found that mostly it is climbers who have added radio to the experience and not the other way around. Of course lots of SOTA peaks are mild hikes with minimal risk, so anyone with that level of mobility can safely participate.
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  3. N6JPG

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    Great article, Thanks! Whether its for SOTA or just for fun, there is nothing I like more than getting out on a mountain somewhere with my portable gear and seeing who I can reach with just the minimums. Fresh air, blue skies, and ham radio. What more do you need?
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  4. N5OT

    N5OT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems the list is getting longer all the time.

    This author - Chase Brush - who is he and where did he come from? He is an asset to ham radio. As others commented, this piece is better than most.
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  5. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    He appears to be this guy: Chase Brush | Universal Journalist (
    In his photos section, he had this photo: Back in February, while hiking around the Angeles National Forest outside LA, @slamgranderson and I stumbled upon some amateur radio hobbyists (aka hams) broadcasting from the top of San Gabriel... | SnapWidget
    Which led to the article we're discussing.

    So, he's not AR-aligned per se, but saw something interesting and pursued the story like a journalist should. :)

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  6. HB9EPC

    HB9EPC Ham Member QRZ Page

    [QUOTE = "AJ6KZ, post: 5799006, membre: 933912"] WG0AT était un chasseur pour mon deuxième sommet SOTA réussi. J'étais trop nerveuse et inquiète pour mon opération pour même remarquer à l'époque qui c'était. Je me suis senti comme un idiot plus tard en parcourant mon journal de bord. C'était probablement même un S2S, mais si c'était le cas, je l'ai manqué. [/ QUOTE]
    C'est les joies des souvenirs lorsque l'on pédale pour exister et que plus tard on se retourne pour regarder le chemin parcouru... Hi
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  7. W2KS

    W2KS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think I'll pack up my KX3, some wire, and go for a stroll.
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  8. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm leaving to do the same myself in about an hour. Look for me on W4V/SH-021. :)

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  9. KI4POT

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  10. K0MGL

    K0MGL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been pleased to chase K0NR, K0JJW and WG0AT many times on 2m and 70 cm FM. With the radio in my office, I can even do it in the middle of a work day!

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