I am new to SOTA - but want to do my part. I am going to be section hiking the Appalachian Trail (Southern Smoky Mountain Section) from Oct 5th to Oct 11th. We will be starting at Newfound Gap and ending at Fontana Dam.
Here is the list of which summits I will be activating and what freq:
Clingmans Dome (W4T/SU-001) - 2pm local time on 14.340 or 7.170
Thunderhead Mountain (W4T/SU-009) - 2pm local time on 14.340 or 7.170
Devils Tater Patch (W4T/SU-017) - 6pm local time on 14.340 or 7.170
Since this is my first time, I am trying to plan accordingly and not miss anything. Are those frequencies ok? Not sure if there is a standard or not. I wanted to have a backup freq incase 20m was not open.
Does anyone know of a summit i am missing in that area? I can do a site trail if needed.
Equipment will be a KX3 on battery power (5 watts) with a Par End-Fedz 40/20/10 antenna.
Thanks for any assistance you can give - hopefully someone can use these summits.