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SOTA Station Evolution Article


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This article recounts SOTA activation lessons learned (and a few hard knocks) experienced with my portable stations over the last three years. Not completely satisfied with earlier attempts to improve my station, I employed a more disciplined approach late last year to nail down a list of desirable station attributes. These attributes were traded off against one another and applied to a packaging design and implementation. The net result is a station that really does work better for me. Using a similar approach to describe what is most important to you might also pay dividends, whether the result is relatively minor changes to your current setup or a major overhaul.

This article will be published in a magazine where most readers have little knowledge of SOTA, so background sections are also included.

https://sites.google.com/site/k1jdsotastationevolution/

73,
John K1JD
Santa Fe, NM