QRP Ham Radio at Crater Lake National Park | Summits on the Air

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N7KOM, Aug 24, 2021.

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  1. N7KOM

    N7KOM Ham Member QRZ Page



    I swung over to Crater Lake NP to break up my drive with a little Summits on the Air action. It's Crater Lake: Great Views, Fine Business! 73 de Tim N7KOM

    Thanks Chasers!
     
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  2. KF0G

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    that haze is toxic fire smoke.
    the AQI is over 100 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups and 150 Unhealthy there lately.
    i would not want to hike in that air.
     
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  3. N7KOM

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    Hi KF0G, sorry for the confusion, this video is from mid-July. I got lucky and the AQI at the park was below 100 that day. Would have skipped it otherwise! Definitely wouldn't do that hike with today's AQI (140 on Airnow.gov right now). Thanks for watching!
     
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  4. 2E0TWD

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    Great video, had that lake formed inside the crater? Stunning country.
     
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  5. N7KO

    N7KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fantastic, sorry I missed it, I need to pay attention to the schedule. Spokane here, QRP. 73'
     
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  6. WN1MB

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    Antenna? Radio(s)? Paddle?
     
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  7. W9MRH

    W9MRH Ham Member QRZ Page

    :) de w9mrh, 73
     
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  8. N7KOM

    N7KOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hope to QSO soon!

    HF rig: MTR4B
    HF Antenna: 20/30/40 trapped EFHW a la K6ARK design. Traps are QRPguys.
    Paddle: $20 ebay paddle
    VHF rig: Yaesu FT-60r
    VHF antenna: MFJ Longranger.

    Crater Lake is a collapsed volcano. Following a major eruption ~8000 years ago the roof of the magma chamber collapsed. Overtime it filled with rainwater. More info on the geologic history here: https://oe.oregonexplorer.info/craterlake/geology.html
     
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  9. 2E0TWD

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    Crater Lake is a collapsed volcano. Following a major eruption ~8000 years ago the roof of the magma chamber collapsed. Overtime it filled with rainwater. More info on the geologic history here: https://oe.oregonexplorer.info/craterlake/geology.html

    Fascinating thank you for the information
     
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  10. KA0HCP

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    I must admit the title 'Crater Lake...Summits On The Air" got my imagination going regarding the incongruity and cognitive dissonance.

    What next: "Death Valley...SOTA!". How low can you go, to be high? :)
     
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