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2m FM at Extreme Height


#1

I notice that K0MOS is to activate W7/SU-004 today. He will Tx on 2m FM at a height of 3741 Metres ASL. I can only dream of the fun it would be possible to have with a collinear on that summit.

73 Mike
2E0YYY


#2

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Mike, it’s the HAAT that matters most not abs HASL.

Andy
MM0FMF


#3

In reply to MM0FMF:

Yes I understand this, Andy.

I read some information on the summit.

http://www.summitpost.org/manns-peak/150764

Nevertheless, I’d rather be experenting with a collinear on Manns Peak, than G/SP-013 Gun.

73 Mike
2E0YYY


#4

In reply to 2E0YYY:

The F/AB-015 Aiguille du Midi 3842 m is here close to Geneva, but the ticket up there is not very cheap.

My 2 m packets from about 2000 m ASL reach a distance of 50 km typically - if they are heard at all. The ground wave propagation is probably missing from the mountain areas.

73, Jaakko OH7BF/F5VGL


#5

I will try Adams [W7/MC-001] during the ARRL VHF contest. I do not think it will be that much of a difference being on 3700m than last year on 2000m. The location could help more I guess as it is in between Puget Sound and Portland area, thus more contact will be possible. Hopefully. I need a better aerial though :slight_smile: and an LNA.