KO4YLZ is a Mountain Goat

Dave, KO4YLZ, achieved Mountain Goat status yesterday afternoon, 3/30/23, on the summit of Roan High Knob W4T/SU-005. Dave is a fairly new Ham who jumped into SOTA with both feet from the very beginning. He activated his first summit on 4/24/22 and set a goal of achieving Mountain Goat within one year! Not only did he achieve that goal, but he accomplished it in just over 11 months with entirely unique activations! This may not be a first, but it is surely a very rare accomplishment.

I have had the pleasure of accompanying Dave on many of his SOTA adventures over the past several months. He started his SOTA adventure operating SSB and just a few months ago began operating on CW as well.

Please join me in congratulating Dave on his phenomenal achievement!


Congrats Dave !! That’s a lot of hiking in only 11 months. Hope my QSOs and recent s2s contributed to the MG.
Stay well & 73!
Mike, WB2FUV

Thanks Mike. Your QSO certainly did contribute and looking forward to many more…with better CW on my part. BTW…I grew up just down the road from you in LaGrangeVille and spent a lot of days climbing in the Gunks. 73

Congrats Dave!
Happy to take part on your goat summit.
73, Ken

Thanks Ken! 73 Dave


Thanks for your recent S2S contacts! Your CW is very good already, and it will be fun to see where you are this summer.

See you on the air soon!



Hey George! Thank you for all the great advice. Because of your input, one of my next goals is to activate without the use of Sotawatch and refine the art of knowing where to listen and listening. I’ll let you know how that goes. 73

Very good job Dave, and in less than one year! Congratulations!

Welcome to the herd!

Andy, N4LAG

Thank Andy! Looking forward to meeting you on a W4 summit this summer. 73

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