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Highest S2S


#1

Yesterday 01/11/2017 Michel F4HPV and Thierry F4EGG made a S2S Qso
from F/AM-213 (2745m) and F/AM-078 (3063m) = witch is a total of 5813m.
I just wonder if there is a higher S2S known!
73 from Gerald


#2

That’s an interesting idea… I’ll have a look tonight.


#3

I think there will be many in the USA with big totals. I quickly found this looking at KX0R’s s2s log:

29/Aug/2017 17:24 KX0R W1EJ W6/CN-007 Mount Harkness W0C/FR-007 Rosalie Peak 10MHz CW

Total of 6590m or 21,621 ft.

(update)
I just found this going back a few years:
02/Aug/2014 19:29 KX0R N5XL W0C/FR-003 Mount Evans W0C/SR-029 Parry Peak 14MHz CW

Total of 8430m or 27,657 ft. Now that’s getting up there mountain goats!

73, Barry N1EU


#4

There are many 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado in close proximity. I would bet that the record is probably well over 28,000 ft.


#5

To K7EEX’s point…Check out the s2s results for our annual Colorado 14er event. I haven’t looked for the total height record but I can at say I worked a station on Capitol Peak from La Plata Peak in this years event for a total height of 28,466 ft (~8676.4m).

73, Brad
WA6MM


#6

To open this up to the low-landers and high-landers alike, perhaps the “Highest S2S” honors should depend on the total vertical gain the activators actually hiked up :grin:

73, Barry N1EU


#7

Hi Barry…ok, I’ll play. The total vertical gain hiking from the trail head to summit for La Plata is 4500 ft. The total gain for Capitol is 5300 ft. These aren’t drive-up peaks ;-). So, that total is 9800 ft (~2987m). Still a pretty good number!

73, Brad
WA6MM


#8

That is awesome Brad! Very well done indeed, that’s some serious hiking!

73, Barry N1EU


#9

Thanks Barry. Not to hijack this thread but just a quick side note…
Five climbers fell and died this year on Capitol Peak. It’s a dangerous class 4 peak! I was very impressed that a SOTA activator did this peak for our 14er event (K0FPX). I would give him 20 pts for his effort!!

73, Brad
WA6MM


#10

My personal record is 4853m: EA8/TF-001 + EA2/NV-070 (6th April 2015).


#11
Call1	Call2	Summit1 Ref	Summit1 Name	Summit2 Ref	Summit2 Name	Total
K0NR	KD5HGD	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8748
K0NR	KC5JKU	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8748
K0NR	KI6WMZ	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8748
K0NR	KE0EKT	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8748
K0MOS	N0PE	W0C/FR-003	Mount Evans	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8747
N0BCB	KI6YMZ	W0C/SR-007	Mount Yale	W0C/SR-058	Mount Massive	8723
NM5S	KI6YMZ	W0C/SR-059	Mount Democrat	W0C/SR-058	Mount Massive	8708
N0XDW	KC5JKU	W0C/FR-004	Pikes Peak	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8700
N0XDW	KF5HTD	W0C/FR-004	Pikes Peak	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8700
KR7RK	W0ASB	W0C/FR-004	Pikes Peak	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	8700
W0ASB	KR7RK	W0C/SR-001	Mount Elbert	W0C/FR-004	Pikes Peak	8700
NM5S	KD0WHB	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/PR-013	Torreys Peak	8698
K0NR	KD0WHB	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/PR-013	Torreys Peak	8698
K0JJW	KD0WHB	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/PR-013	Torreys Peak	8698
K0NR	KD0WHB	W0C/SR-003	Mount Antero	W0C/FR-002	Grays Peak	8698
WA6MM	KI6YMZ	W0C/SR-004	Mount Shavano	W0C/LG-001	Crestone Peak	8694
N0XDW	N0BCB	W0C/FR-003	Mount Evans	W0C/FR-110	Longs Peak	8693
N0BCB	WSOTA	W0C/SR-007	Mount Yale	W0C/FR-001	Mount Lincoln	8681
N0BCB	NS0TA	W0C/SR-007	Mount Yale	W0C/FR-001	Mount Lincoln	8681
WA6MM	K0FPX	W0C/SP-001	La Plata Peak	W0C/SR-060	Capitol Peak	8677
N0BCB	KC9PNB	W0C/SR-005	Mount Princeton	W0C/FR-003	Mount Evans	8675
AD5A	KI6YMZ	W0C/SR-061	Mount Sherman	W0C/SR-058	Mount Massive	8674
KF5GYD	KI6YMZ	W0C/SR-061	Mount Sherman	W0C/SR-058	Mount Massive	8674
WA6MM	NS0TA	W0C/SP-001	La Plata Peak	W0C/FR-004	Pikes Peak	8671
NM5S	WS0TA	W0C/SR-059	Mount Democrat	W0C/FR-001	Mount Lincoln	8666

#12

Mine is

HB9/MM0FMF/P HB9BCB/P HB/AI-001 Säntis HB/BE-106 Rinderberg 4581

#13

Thanks for posting the results Andy. It’s fitting that K0NR has the record as he started the 14er event years ago!!

73, Brad
WA6MM


#14

So clearly, there have been many S2S QSOs between Colorado 14ers. It seems that Mount Antero W0C/SR-003 to Mount Elbert W0C/SR-001 is the highest total recorded.

Within Colorado, there are several other pairs that would result in a larger number. The max possible in the state is between the two highest summits: Mt Elbert and Mt Massive W0C/SR-058.These are very close together so you could probably make the contact on any band using dummy loads as antennas.

The other opportunity within the continental USA (48 states) is an S2S with Mt Whitney (highest in the lower 48).

Then there’s Alaska…

73, Bob K0NR


#15

Work is progressing slowly on adding a few South American countries to add a few more massive summits into the mix.


#16

I can’t understand why you guys think you have to add the heights, when logically you take the mean between the two heights. The numbers might seem less impressive but they are more real - nobody climbed both summits!


#17

Nobody climbed half of each summit either Brian. The mean is equally meaningless.


#18

Of course they did, Tom, then they went on to climb the other half!:wink:

For some reason this makes me think of Zeno’s Paradox - which would make actually reaching the summit impossible…


#19

People like to see bigger numbers Brian.


#20

Then multiply the two heights!:grinning::grinning: