Hello my name is Matt (KB1CRQ),
I first heard about SOTA almost a year ago and have finally done my first activation today (11/24/2012). This is something that I have wanted to do for months now.
I met a friend of mine that used to be a ham back in the early 70’s when he was 12. He’s no longer licensed but does enjoy hiking so he said he would help me with some activations. So today we decided to activate a hill very local to him, Pt. 1676 (W1/HA-176) in Lyman, NH.
All in all a pretty easy hike, and a good view of the White Mtn range and up into Burke Mtn in VT as well. Access was easy for us as we were able to park at my hiking companions friends house and access ATV and logging trails to the summit.
All log entries are 2 meter simplex using my HTX-202 @ 2.5W with a loaded telescoping whip (3.5dBi gain).
Thanks to all my local hams who responded to my CQ SOTA calls!
Well I am just in from the hike about an hour ago so I’m going to make a warm cup of joe and some grub! More to be posted later (pics included)!!
73, Matt KB1CRQ