In late 2018, I got excited about SOTA and wanted to activate my first summit. I also thought it would be neat to activate a summit for the first time. (-: After a few failed attempts due to summits access issues, being newer to hiking, getting turned turned around on mountain roads and needing help, etc. )-: I finally chose a very popular local summit…had a great experience…learned much…and got hooked on SOTA.
Purpose of this video is to encourage anyone new to SOTA to try a popular & easier summit for their first activation. This will help the new activator have a great experience, and focus on the radio equipment and aspects to start. For someone newer to SOTA, I share how to use the SOTLAS filter to identify which summits have been activated more often and give a few local W7W ideas.
73, James WA7JNJ