Tom, N2YTF, and myself will activate Hunter Mountain in the Catskills on Wednesday, Jul 15. http://www.huntermtn.com/ This is a 10-pointer not activated so far.
We want to use the cablecar for part of the ascent. This results in a very tight schedule. The first skyride starts at 12.00 (local), the last ride down is at 16.00. We estimate that it will be still a 1h20min hike from the top of the cablecar to the firetower at the summit.
We expect to be on the air from 1730 to 1830Z. On Monday’s activation we found out that we can operate on 20m simultaneously without causing each other desensitation. This is what we plan to do, because 20m brought us the most contacts. Tom will start 20m SSB with 100W, I will go for 20m CW with 5W, preferred frequency is 14.057, moving up if this is occupied. If 20m does not work I will QSY to 30m/10.118MHz. We might do 2m FM and SSB while setting up. Tom will also run his APRS beacon.
We look very much forward to European Chasers giving us the needed contacts…
73, Heinz, W2/OE5EEP