1st activation of W6/SC-337
Another SOTA site that left me scratching my head "who designated
this a SOTA summit and WHY?"
There is an aircaft tx beacon there that operates in the 2m
band. There are buildings with generators, fences, no trail, etc. There
are many other summits nearby that are higher, have no transmitters, and
are generally more interesting and attractive.
I set up so I had line of sight to Camarillo basin and was
able to talk to stations as far south as San Diego and as far north as
central Santa Barbara.
Anyway, the route I took ended up not really being a trail
but then there do not seem to be any trails up there just a lame road.
Basically if you decide to activate this one you will have to just
figure it out like I did- I do not suggest my route. Looks like you
could access from the N side via Broome Rch Rd or just drive up via
Again, beautiful area and def worth visiting IMO just not an ideal SOTA site. Have fun,
73, Clifford KK6QMS
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