Hi all. I saw the article about SOTA in CQ magazine a few months ago, and I was hooked. Since then, I got my general license, and have been preparing. My boss told me a few weeks ago I had an extra week of vacation to take before October, so I looked around to was relatively close to Iowa to activate. I was amzed to see that Wyoming has many many peaks that have not been activated. So Laramie peak it is. I hope there will be some chasers to contact. I dont really know CW, but I think I will be able to do psk31 and SSB and possibly rtty from my Yaesu FT817ND and my phone and/or windws tablet. I have constructed an offset fed dipole that definitely works on 10m, 15m, and 20m (tested last night), and hopefully with some tuning will work on 40m as well. I also have a little Baofeng HT that I will tune to the nearby repeaters on 2m and 70cm.
Im hoping that some of you can advise me what frequencies specifically I should use when I activate.
Thanks, and 73s Hope to contact some of you!
Steve - KE0DXH