Another perfect weather day, so i tossed the radio knapsack in the Off Road and headed for Tetilla Peak. This is a volcanic plug south of town. As I bumped along the 4x4 track I got this funny feeling. I looked about and realized that the disturbed ground was fifty yards wide. this is an old wagon trail. This is the famous, Camino Real, the trail of the Conquistadors from Mexico City to Santa Fe in the 16 and 1700’s.
Took me over an hour to pick my way over to the base of the old volcanic plug. There is no trail, but made short work of the mount. I set up my 20 foot fishing pole mast near the top, but on a steep forty-five degrees slope and angled the pole at right-angles to the ground, the mount reflecting my signal east.
QRP ARCI was going on, so I called CQ QRP and sign / SOTA. Fifteen QSO’s in 30 minutes, and I headed home for lunch.
Weather permitting, I will put another SOTA on the air next week and will announce it. TNX, 73, Fred KT5X ATS3B 4 Watts to an EFHW, theone KG running radio.