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SOTA Fail? W9/WI-009

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KD9LFZ, Jan 7, 2021.

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  1. KD9LFZ

    KD9LFZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Today Becca Kd9POK and I attempted to activate W9/WI-009 and.... well you will see what happened.

    K7AMJ, WD8LQB, W5WI and 50 others like this.
  2. W9EBE

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    Well, good try. Better luck next time! Beautiful scenery, though.
    W8KIC and KB0QIP like this.
  3. KG5THG

    KG5THG Ham Member QRZ Page

    You only fail if you don't go. Not always going as planned is what makes it fun and challenging.
    KB0YYO, KL7KN, W8KIC and 10 others like this.
  4. KZ4TN

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    Having been born and raised in Minnesota I know what you are up against. Been there, had the same results. Don't loose your enthusiasm for radio sport or the outdoors.
    73 de KZ4TN
    W8KIC, KB0QIP and W0PV like this.
  5. K5QBX

    K5QBX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Y'all just need a 4 wheel drive dually with a truck get the ground clearance and all the comforts of home. Check out my QRZ page...better luck next time. Portable operation is a lot of fun, so don't stop trying to go portable.
    73, Fred
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  6. WB6TIX

    WB6TIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    The video brought back some 44 year old memories that made me laugh.

    I know someone that, when they were a 16 year old ham, got their car stuck while trying to drive to a hilltop to see how 2M FM did from "up there". Yes, that's right, they. They had to get on the radio to have someone come out with a tow rope to pull the car out of the sand. You did far better than I..I mean they....did. :)

    K0PJM, KA4YKC, KU4X and 4 others like this.
  7. K9GLS

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    Sota? In Indiana we call it pop. ;) When it thaws you will be back!
    KB0QIP, KE8HBV, KD8WU and 4 others like this.
  8. K0BZ

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    You two are awesome! So much enthusiasm... it's contagious. Wish you both great success and keep up the activations.

    W8KIC, KB0QIP, AA8GK and 1 other person like this.
  9. K0YQ

    K0YQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Remember when heading into the backcountry take a Jeep. If you want to come back out take a Land Cruiser! :)

    You yl's are funny and made me laugh.
    W8KIC, SP4DAR, KB0QIP and 1 other person like this.
  10. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    SOTA activation in ladies ARE brave!

    The coldest day I ever spent was in August trying a SOTA activation of Mount Washington....

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  11. K4WPC

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    Loved the video girls... made me chuckle! Best of luck to you ladies in future endeavors.
  12. 2E0TWD

    2E0TWD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great video again, Becca the eternal optimist. Great to see x
  13. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some of the best moments of portable operation are during the anticipation (planning, packing, and traveling to a remote site). Getting snowed on, having the wind blow over your portable antenna, or realizing you forgot something can all rain on your parade. It's the ones that go smoothly that keep you coming back and working at increasing your odds of a pleasurable experience.
    W1YW likes this.
  14. ZL1MTO

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    LOL :) Keep trying girls. Don't give up
  15. VK5KKS

    VK5KKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice to see two young ladies at it - even if things didn't work out. Too few young folks and far too few females involved.

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