SOTA Activation on Kratka Ridge W6/CT-014 in the San Gabriel Mountains

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KK6USY, Sep 12, 2020.

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  1. KK6USY

    KK6USY Ham Member QRZ Page

    In this video I will show a Summits On The Air (SOTA) Activation on short but steep hike to a prominent ridge in the San Gabriel High Country in Los Angeles County With K6TNT and Myself KK6USY useing HT's and a Chameleon MPAS antenna. We pass through a abandoned ski resort, and top it off with outstanding views of the middle of the front range and San Gabriel Wilderness.
    K6MAA, K3ETD, KI5KRM and 7 others like this.
  2. KM9G

    KM9G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great video Chuck! Remember the mic goes in the antenna port!
  3. K7RLN

    K7RLN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Interesting. I also worked K9VD during my SOTA activation on Memorial day!
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  4. AA6TK

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    Thanks for the SOTA video!

    Brings back fond memories of the beautiful area.

    I used to live down the hill in La Canada and use to do a couple ski runs at Kratka before going into work when there was feet of snow there every year. Climate change ended that about 25 years ago.
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  5. KK6USY

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    I was told by a couple of buddies that this area may have burned last week I hope it didn't so more can enjoy the area.
  6. N1IPU

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    Hope you didn't solder it.
  7. KI6PMD

    KI6PMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice SOTA trip did you ride your bikes all the way from foothill ? Hi Hi ! that might be the last time for Kratka Ridge as the "Bob Cat" fire just burned the east end of the ridge as of today 9-15-2020 the fire is 41,000 acres ! thanks again for the video I have been up there many time in my life Chuck catch you on the next SOTA Phil KI6PMD..
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  8. KK6USY

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    No Phil no bikes this time, yea thats terrible maybe I'll go back later a record the fire damage.
  9. K3ETD

    K3ETD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was wondering, I use to go out to the LA area many years ago to go to company training. I spent alot of time up on the Angles Crest highway and mount Baldy. Is the ski lodge and lift still working up there?
    That area gives you some very good views and places to have some fun on ham radio. Thanks guys
  10. KK6USY

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    The Ski lift is there I don't believe it is working.
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