I’ll be presenting an overview of SOTA at the Lee deForest Radio Club Wednesday April 19th at 6pm.
Spread the word, come yourself, send a friend or whatever …..
Details at http://www.ldradioclub.com
If anyone is interested I will be giving a presentation on SOTA tomorrow at SOARA with Mike KX6A.
Want to learn more about SOTA? Here is your chance to do that, get your questions answered, see activator gear and meet some fellow ham operators!
Monday January 16th Paul (W6PNG) W6 SOTA Association Manager and Bob (KB6CIO) SOTA Aficionado are the guests of Monte Andreas (WD6DUR) and the Yucaipa Valley Radio Club.
You are invited to the presentation that starts at 7:00 PST at Mesa Grande Academy, 975 Fremont, Calimesa CA 92320.
Here is your chance to ask a Brit why real ale is the best or possibly a German about the therapeutic powers of schnapps post hike.
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Eric June (KU6J) was a key participant and contributor to the SOTA world. As the W6 Northern Sierra (NS) Regional Manager, Eric knew his territory through being an all weather activator of peaks in and around Lake Tahoe and beyond. Eric felt passionate about SOTA and to that end he created regional awards to promote the enjoyment of SOTA in his stunningly beautiful part of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. However, the most significant and lasting contribution he made is the auto spotting software for CW SOTA activators. The utility was groundbreaking and has served many across the globe exceptionally well. It represents a selfless contribution in terms of hours, days, weeks spent developing and testing the software all to make our passion more enjoyable and efficient for us.
Our recent trek up Eric’s mountain (W6/NS-204) was an easy commitment for this team to undertake. Eric was first to activate this peak, is in his backyard and represents the intersection of skiing, hiking and the wilderness all of which he loved so much.
Eric’s peak is up at about 7,500 ft and snow has come early this year to the Sierras. While only about a mile and a bit long, the trail runs out half way in and the last three hundred feet or so of vertical ascent is through trees and over fallen timber. All very picturesque but treading carefully is a must.
Given Eric’s CW contribution, Rick (WB0USI) and Woody (K1LB) as our CW operators deploy their stations and are up on 20m/40m respectively quickly.
We probably netted around 200 contacts between us on 20/40m using CW and SSB.