First CW SOTA activation W7W/CW-101

Finally got mt first CW activation today on W7W/CW-101. Many thanks to W5ODS, WD8KDB, K6LDQ and AG5CC who had to send the callsign probably 10 or more times. Great experience, great weather and no equipment glitches. No doubt a much greater sense of accomplishment after taking months to learn CW.


The rocket has just taken off and it will only go higher and higher now.


Great job and congrats. on your achievement. You might try using MorseRunner by VE3NEA. It´s a great tool to practice CW.

73´s Siggi TF3CW

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Yeah, unfamiliar callsigns are my Kryptonite apparently.

Congratulations. You’re over the biggest hurdle, just getting on the air. You’ll love it! As a huge plus, my SOTA kit went down to 29oz when I started using an MTR3b. :slight_smile:

Congrats Matt. Glad to see another W7W SOTA op join the CW ranks.

Steamboat Rock is an excellent summit. Love the views from up there!



Yeah, Steamboat was incredible. Talk about an little-known gem in the middle of WA. I took my wife and the Labrador. What an amazing place and got some awesome pictures. The dog had some issues negotiating the trail down the rock with her pack on. Well worth the drive though.

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