Tomorrow, Aug. 22 2020, I will attempt my first SOTA activation on the summit of Pikes Peak, CO. For equipment, I plan to use a Baofeng UV-5RA and a roll-up / portable J-pole antenna. I’ve posted my ETA on SOTAwatch. I intend to try to make some simplex QSOs on 147.42. However, if that doesn’t work out, I’ll see if anyone picks up on 146.52. I’ve never actually made a QSO on simplex before (only joined in a couple of local nets). A bit apprehensive but excited to try this out. Does anyone have any general advice or pointers for me? How to call CQ, the general QSO format, etc.