#summitsontheair

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Went up to the Newton County HP to activate it. Cold day, and it seemed like I was in a RF black hole. Barley got the 4 contacts I needed. #summitsontheair #texas #countyhighpoint
Today I activated SOTA EI/IW-048. The Slieveclannad 391 mtrs high and 2 points. I made 24 QSO’s on 20m and 40m CW. Rig used KX1 and HyEndFed 40/20/10 mtrs. With 10 meters fibre-mast. #PA9CW #KX -1 #cw #sota #summits #summitsontheair #qrp #HF #mountaingoat ##slieveclannad #summit #ireland #outdoorradio
Went for a hike up Maguire Peak this morning. #summitsontheair #hiking #sunolregionalwilderness
Today I activated EI/IS-038. The Cush, 641 meters and 8 points. At the start it was sunny and vy windy. But on the top it was blowing. After 15 minutes there was a snowstorm. So I made a quick activation. #sota #kx1 #cw #qrp #pa9cw #outdoorradio #knockmealdown #knocknafallia #ireland #mountaingaot #summits #summitsontheair
Today I activated 2 SOTA’s. EI/IS-011 Knockmealdown. 792 meters and 10 points plus 3 bonuspoints. Also I activated EI/IS-028 Knocknafallia. 668 meters and 8 points plus 3 bonuspoints. I walked about 7 hours up and down. Lot of low clouds. So no nice 360 view from summits. #sota #kx1 #cw #qrp #pa9cw #outdoorradio #knockmealdown #knocknafallia #ireland #mountaingaot #summits #summitsontheair
Today I activated SOTA EI/IS-065. The Slievereagh 465 mtrs high and 4 points. I made 22 QSO’s on 20m and 40m CW. Rig used KX1 and HyEndFed 40/20/10 mtrs. With 10 meters fibre-mast. #PA9CW #KX -1 #cw #sota #summits #summitsontheair #qrp #HF #mountaingoat ##slievereagh #summit #ireland
Somehow I found a little time this evening to do a quick setup of the @yaesuusa FT-891. After setting up a quick temporary antenna outside in the dark I opened my brand new LDG YT-100 antenna tuner to help with the job. I quickly realized it wasn’t working and a quick google search revealed I got the wrong tuner. I’ll swap it out tomorrow for the LDG Z-100Plus which is apparently the correct tuner for this radio. I was still able to make a contact on 75m thanks to the suggestion of @ke6mt. I’m eager to get it up and running in hopes of having a weekend filled with SOTA chaser points! #yaesu #yaesuft891 #hamradio #summitsontheair #sota #ldgyt100 #ldgz100plus
From left to right: 50m of 1.5mm diameter Dyneema guy line (UV resistant, 120kg break load), a 10m GFK mast (67cm collapsed, 1.3kg) and about 70m of UL-wire (1.6mm with insulation, 60kg break load, only 4g/m, conducting cross section of about 0.3mm2) from dx-wire in Germany. #hamradio #summitsontheair is gonna be even better with this! #DJ6KR #portable #dxwire
New edition for the shack! Also won’t hurt to have a 100w HF option to throw into a backpack. 🎒🏔🏕📻 #hamradio #portableradio #hfportable #summitsontheair #sota #yaesu #yaesuft891 #yaesu891
Anyone up for trying to collect some #SOTA bonus points in January 2019? I want to go to southern Germany for a few days and activate as many #summitsontheair as reasonable! With #hamradio and #aprs I will not be alone, but company is always appreciated, so if you are up for a spontaneous adventure, let me know. 73 #DJ6KR #portable
A beautiful hike to Malfjell today, #SOTA LA/TM-247 and #wwff LAFF-0499. Met two random hunting dogs that wanted my chocolate, and made 69 radio contacts on 80 and 40 meters #norsknatur #utno #telemark #drangedal #dnt #hamradio #nrrl #radioamatør #summitsontheair #worldwideflorafauna #xiegu #x108g #speiding #tahøst #eikeneshyttegrend
Veľký Plešivec (483m) OM/TN-046 Čachtické Karpaty, gloomy home of Elisabeth Bathory, also known as The Blood Countess #hiking #sota #summitsontheair
A fun and completely spontaneous #summitsontheair activation. There was no digital, because my tablet is broken, but I discovered that someone runs a service that will inform you via #APRS message when you are close to a #sota summit! Genius! #DJ6KR #hamradio #portable
Wilhelmina and I caught W6PNG on W6/CT-246 Mt. Lewis for +8 chaser points. Won’t be long until she has her own call.... W6MIN perhaps? #sota #summitsontheair #yaesuft857d #w6png #mtlewis #mountlewis #hamradio #portableradio #qrp #qrpradio #yaesu
The prize for taking the path less traveled: The view of Súľovské skaly from the ridge of Havrania Skala (835m) sota: OM/TN-020. Second pic: actual summit. The ridge itself is not marked, but can be legally hiked. It is full of weird-shaped rocks and beautiful twisted pines. #hiking #sota #summitsontheair #slovakia
During our recent visit to Falmouth took the opportunity to activate G/DC-007 Watch Croft on the North Cornwall coast. As you can see the weather was lovely 😀. Well what do you expect for November. #summitsontheair #amateurradio #hamradio #cornwallcoast
Activating G/NP-009 Buckden Pike today and it was foggy like this all the way to the summit. It was a 500 metre climb, and so peaceful - lovely. Managed 27 CW contacts. #summitsontheair #buckdenpike #amateurradio #hamradio
King's Seat (Ceann Sidhe) 377m, SOTA: GM/SS-235. One of the principal hills of the Sidlaw range in South East Perthshire. From a bend in the road I walked uphill to Dunsinane, then followed the ridge through Black Hill. Lots of cow pats, sheep droppings and, this is where my vocabulary falls short, brown greetings from many other species. I saw a couple of deer running from me as well. The summit was windy as hell, I haven't seen this much wind in Central Europe except for 2000m+ high mountains. And as a bonus, my feet were completely drenched from the soaked moss and bogs. A true Scottish welcome hike! #sota #summitsontheair #hiking #scotland #dundee
“‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. ‘You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.'” On my way to Craigowl Hill (455m) overlooking the town of Dundee, on river Tay, Sidlaw Hills, Southern Scotland. SOTA: GM/SS-192 #sota #summitsontheair #hiking #scotland #dundee
Views from another summit. This time from a summit just east of Canmore. #summitsontheair
#hiking #hikingslovenia #planinci #hribisozakon #hribovc #summitsontheair Takole, danes dva vrhova, jutri pa... bomo videli
Nice trail-running #summitsontheair activation of Chalk Mountain, W6/NC-521 this morning. Took the day off for my 40th bday and felt like this was the perfect start to the day! #hamradio
Close up of my #SOTA setup with ThinkPad Tablet for #digimodes . I wonder why few people use digimodes for SOTA? Btw the stuff in the aluminium foil is chocolate, I got from an old lady for explaining her everything about #hamradio #DJ6KR
Hooray! My first #summitsontheair activation! DM/SX-085 is not high, but it saw my first time #SOTA and my first SSB DX to the USA. #hamradio #portable #manpack #DJ6KR
Veľký Korčín (863m) Lomnianska Vrchovina, Javorie OM/BB-026 If you love something, give it away. Oriental Beauty by Mrs. Ming from Santikhiri, Thailand #sota #summitsontheair #hiking #slovakia #tea
Rozhledna Radošov OK/JM-047 Rozhľadňa obklopená vinicami. Ak chcete súkromie, tu je zaručené. Cez to bludisko plotov sa sem takmer nedá dostať. #sota #summitsontheair #hiking #czechrepublic #morava
SOTA Activation of LA/RL-303 Krokvassnuten. 3 qsos on 17m, Greece and USA, and one on 2m #hamradio #sota #summitsontheair #nrrl #radioamatør #krokvassnuten
My 1000th summit according to #peakbagger . #wmnf #amateurradio #summitsontheair #evansnotch
I can't get enough of how great a portable antenna this is! 30ft of 20ga bell wire for a resonator. 13ft for the radial including a clip for a ground rod, and the 9:1 unun nets me between 1:1 and 1.5:1 SWR on 40-6m without a tuner (2:1 on 80) and always 1:1 with my manual tuner. With this and some half decent propagation, I've worked over 10,000 miles away on 30 watts (FT8). #9to1 #unun #portableantenna #wireantenna #matchbox #randomwireendfed #nonresonant #sota #sotaantenna #pota #potaantenna #summitsontheair #parksontheair #100wattsandawire #amateurradio #hamradio #shortwave #shortwaveradio #radio #frequencies #ionosphere #dx #cq #qsl #qst #so239 #yaesu #mfj
Epic 4-summit #summitsontheair weekend with @n6jfd_sota , dominated by Boundary Peak (W7N/EM-001). We got Trail Canyon Peak (W7N/EM-002) on the way down from Boundary. The following morning, we climbed up to Mustang Mountain (W7N/EM-005). We then packed up and picked up a previously untouched unnamed SOTA peak (W6/ND-028) on the way home.
Trail conditions on Oct 13th 2018. Right up to Mt Whitney and left down the John Muir Trail. I might go down left to the JMT next year. Pretty epic! #sota #hamradio #hikingadventures #mountains #mountainadventures #hiking #goals #climbing #summitsontheair #mtwhitney #johnmuirtrail
Veľký Rozsutec (1609m) Malá Fatra OM/ZA-017 This one brings back nice memories, although it's almost always crowded. #hiking #summitsontheair #sota #slovakia
Baníkov (2178m), Západné Tatry - Roháče #sota #hiking #summitsontheair #slovakia #tatry #tea OM//ZA-004 Finally we reach Baníkov ("The Miners mountain), the highest mountain on this ridge. This is where we have some shu pu-erh tea, begin our descent and conclude our hike of the most beautiful section of the ridge of Roháče.
Plačlivé (2125m), Západné Tatry - Roháče OM/ZA-080 #sota #hiking #summitsontheair #slovakia #tatry Our hike continues via Ostrý Roháč with a stop on Plačlivé. (Weepy, Weeping mountain) and then taking us down again to Smutné sedlo (The Cul of Sadness). This is one of the most spectacular and challenging hikes in Slovakia. The climbing sections are sparsely protected with chains. Sure step and exposure tolerance are a must. The name comes from a legend. A widow mourns the death of her husband and sons so much that she cries 3 mountain lakes and eventually turns into a mountain.
Volovec (2063m) Začiatok hrebeňa Roháčov na hranici Slovenska a Polska. Cześć! OM/ZA-081 #hiking #sota #summitsontheair #slovakia #tatryzachodnie #poland
Ran up Mission Peak and over to Mount Allison (W6/NC-180) for #summitsontheair this morning. Stayed outside of the private property area this time, just inside the activation zone. It worked out nicely!
Vysoká, Malé Karpaty (754m) First time I approached this summit from south-east. The wildereness-immersion factor is much higher from here! #hiking #slovakia #sota #summitsontheair
THE NEW ... MTR3B_LCD ... arrived today, it’s still smaller than a box of matches. #lnrprecision #radio #mtr3b #qrp #qrpradio #sota #summitsontheair #hamradio
Schöpfl (893m) The highest mountain of Wienerwald, the little hills around the city of Vienna #sota #summitsontheair #hiking #austria #vienna
We pick up our new @turtlebacktrail trailer this Friday and are hoping to take it on a very quick break-in trip back here to the Pinaleño Mountains before we head out on our much longer 10-day next week. The plan is to make it to that amazing campsite I posted a few posts back. For my fellow hams, there's also a big Summits on the Air W7A 10 point Summit 2 Summit event happening on Sunday. From that campsite i'll be bushwacking up to the nearby 10 point summit to activate as part of the event. . . #mountainroads #overlandjeeps #overlanding #summitsontheair #sota #amateurradio
Hochtor (2369m) #hiking #austria #sota #summitsontheair Escape the rain by climbing over the clouds.
A little #summitsontheair from 11k' on Abajo Mountain. Sorry for the sloppy cw, but the altitude was making it hard to focus. #amateurradio #cw #mtr3b #lumensoutdoors
Attempted Old Man Mountain, W6/NS-184 #summitsontheair last weekend. Had to do a couple of miles cross country to get to this point, at which my group determined we didn't have enough time to make it back to camp in time for dinner. I still think we could have made it, but we enjoyed a nice lunch by a small lake and headed back to camp with plenty of day left to hang out with the rest of the crew. A very beautiful hike and fun day.
Vápenná (752m) OM/BA-002 #hiking #sota #summitsontheair #slovakia
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