I’ve been following the activity here on the reflector, on SOTAwatch, and on the bands for a while. I haven’t really participated yet. However, I (finally) just got my hands on a MTR3B and all the attendant peripherals needed to get together a portable kit.
I live on one of the SOTA summits (W4V/SH-030). I don’t actually live on the summit, but it’s just a couple on minutes drive and walk. There are dozens of other peaks near me as well, so I’m excited to start bringing my radio along on my walks and try to activate some summits.
Any advice, tips, or warnings for a newcomer are appreciated!