Just discovered SOTA this past weekend at NVCON - Northern Nevada Convention in Boomtown. One of the presentations was about Summits on the Air and I thought hmmm, we have a lot of mountains around here so why not?! Wow, was I surprised to find that it is a worldwide endeavor by a lot of great folks who just happen to the HAMS too!
Not sure how I am going to get started in this new facet of Amateur Radio but I see there are several mountain tops that are close to me so I’ll probably start with them and then branch out as I gain some experience. I have an ICOM ic7000 but not sure how good it will be for use on these hikes as it takes some significant battery power to operatie.
Anyway, just wanted to say HI and that I am doing a lot of reading on SOTA. A neophyte, I am!
73 - W3DRM - Don