This post contains the most up-to-date info on our schedule (last edited 05-16-18)
Summits, ETA QRV, Freq (+alternate)
Mount Kephart W4T/SU-006 1100z, 5332khz** (7062khz)
Laurel Top W4T/SU-007 1330z, 7062khz (5332khz**)
Mount Chapman W4T/SU-004 1645z, 14062khz (7062khz)
Mount Guyot W4T/SU-002 1815z, 14062khz (10127khz)
Cammerer Ridge W4T/SU-012 2230z, 10127khz (7062khz)
**If the first 60m channel is busy I’ll check each of the others before QSY to 40m: 5348, 5358.5, 5373, 5405)
A map of our intended route is here.
We will likely not have service for self-spotting. Please spot us if you hear us.
We’ll be getting on the trail by 0600 local. I’ve tried to make a good estimate of QRV times, but much will depend on cdx. I have allotted 30 min per summit for all radio activity, which will mean about 25min time on-air. I plan to stick to that even if it means a failed activation as the further we get off schedule, the greater the chances of later ones not working I think.
Allison KD9JOK will be carrying an HT and will try to cq’ing on 146.52 as well as hitting up the the local SOTA repeater for spotting help etc. She’s been with me on most of my SOTA activations so far, but this will be the first time she’ll be running a mic!
I’ve posted my alert for the day. If someone could take a look and double check me, that would be great. I’ll send the summit ref at least at the first call and when I go QRT.
If there’s anything else I should add to this post to help chasers out etc, please let me know. Otherwise wish us luck!