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
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
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
Veľký Plešivec (483m)
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
#DJ6KR #hamradio #portable
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
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.
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
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.
Baníkov (2178m), Západné Tatry - Roháče
#sota #hiking #summitsontheair #slovakia #tatry #tea
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
#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.
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!
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
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.