Thanks for the comments everyone. It’s been a great experience to get here. SOTA has put me on top of over 130 mountains that I probably wouldn’t have climbed otherwise, gave me the motivation to learn CW (which is now my favorite mode for everything), and most importantly, given me lots of great new friendships with those who have a common interest. I’m very grateful for all of that.
The only disappointment I have from my Goat summit activation was that the band condx seemed poor, and I didn’t get a chance to make contact with many chasers & friends who are always in my log. SOTA wouldn’t be what it is without our great chasers always there on the other end of the contact. Big thanks to all of you for always being there!!
My son Jesse, KF7CTR, was with me on the summit, and he worked for a while to scrounge enough VHF contacts to make it. My Goat summit was also his first successful SOTA activation. So that was another special aspect to the day!
Looking forward to the next 1K!
Ryan - K7ODX