I got my licence in the late 90s but really didn’t do anything with it but amateur radio has always been in the back of my mind. The last couple of months I went down the rabbit hole of amateur radio and discovered SOTA and POTA and thought “I need to do this”.
I bought an FT-891, borrowed some gear from my dad and I was on the air.
Yesterday I had the afternoon off and it was a great day so I thought why not try and do a SOTA activation.
Mount Tzouhalem (VE7/CV-029) is essentially in my backyard and I hadn’t been to the summit in a while so that is where I headed.
I was only able to make two contacts but I still had a great time. It was a clear day, sun was setting and shining bright.
For the next time I will be sure to spot myself as I hope that will help me get more contacts.
But I think I’m hooked. I will head up the mountain again in the near future and try to activate again.
Looking forward to any tips for a SOTA newbie (and essentially ham radio newbie) like myself. All the best!