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Activating just above the hottest place on earth

This was my second activation in Death Valley National Park last weekend.

If interested in the details or just a few snaps read on/view on at https://w6png.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/dantes-benchmark-w6nd-144-in-death-valley-np15/

Paul de W6PNG


Brought back happy memories reading this.

In September 2002, long before I was Amateur Radio licensed, I did ‘Mt. Whitney in a day’ from Whitney Portal. Then the next day drove to Death Valley and Badwater. Thus visiting the highest and lowest points in the ‘lover 48’ in less than 24 hours. We also drove up to Dantes View.

It was September and 112F at Furnace Creek!

Truly spectacular lands.

Great stuff again. We visited Dante’s Peak in 2014.
Also, not quite Whitney, but we drive up White Mountain to 11,600 feet one day, then to badwater at -282 feet the next day. Also has the same temps in same month (as MW0WML)

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