I'm heading to the White Mountains of Arizona this Friday to activate as many 10-point summits as I can from late morning Friday to mid-afternoon on Monday. Barring unforseen circumstances, I'll activate as many summits as I can over a 4-day period which will include 10+ hours of driving.
Dates and times of operation
I anticipate the first activation to commence around 1800 UTC on Friday, May 12 and the last activation to end by 2200 UTC on Monday, May 15. Operating hours will generally be between 1300 UTC and 0100 UTC (6 AM--6 PM local time in AZ).
Target summit list
1. Mogollon Rim (W7A/GR-001)
2. Timber Top (W7A/AP-015)
3. South Mountain (W7A/AP-010)
4. Noble Mountain (W7A/AP-007)
5. Coyote Hills (W7A/AP-037)
6. Wahl Knoll (W7A/AP-005)
7. Antelope Mountain (W7A/AE-022)
8. Pole Knoll (W7A/AP-003)
9. Greens Peak (W7A/AE-009)
10. Saint Peters Dome (W7A/AP-006)
11. Whiting Knoll (W7A/AP-014)
12. Cerro Trigo (W7A/AE-026)
13. Cerro Montoso (W7A/AP-031)
14. Wolf Mountain (W7A/AP-032)
15. Lake Mountain (W7A/AE-030)
16. Wishbone Mountain (W7A/AP-027)
17. Porter Mountain (W7A/AE-043)
Possible frequencies and modes (edited 11-May)
This will be an all-cw operation. On each activation I will generally start on 60m, then QSY up in frequency to 40, 30 and/or 20m (or possibly higher as time and conditions permit). My primary goal is to activate the maximum number of summits on the above list rather than to see how many QSOs I can make on each summit.
Hopefully we'll have propagation to support NA<>EU contacts for the Saturday NA<>EU S2S event.
5.332 (primary) or 5.348 (secondary)
KX3 and EFHW
I'll be signing K9PM/P
I posted one alert for each day of operation. However, the summit reference shows as W7A/XX-XXX. If I have cell service I will post spots with current summit information as I commence operation on each band. [Note: Thanks to WA7JTM and VK3ARR for input]
If you are interested in tracking my progress and whereabouts, my Garmin inReach will send GPS coordinates every 10 minutes via satellite to update the map here.Clicking on the little blue dots on the map will enable you to see data such as date, time, course, elevation, and latitude/longitude.
The mountain weather forecast predicts mostly sunny skies with daytime temperatures in the range of 40-50F (5-10C) with winds up to 45mph (70kph) which may become a limiting factor during planned operations.
I'm looking forward to making contacts with lots of chasers and activators!