Just figured a topic for posting your activation report + any links to your videos.
My activation was a success.
I was concerned about being out of shape and attempting a very demanding hike.
to my surprise my body responded with sheer determination, I completed the 2.3 mile hike, with 2060 feet of elevation gain in 1 hour 40 min. I’ve never hiked that fast.
Arriving at the peak I was welcomed with a very cold wet fog. There were no views to be had for me.
I sat in the firetower for a few min and made my CQ call on 2m, Guy NS0TA responded. He was on a nearby peak, Balsam mountain. First contact is a S2S… how cool is that!
I decided to setup HF next and get this over with… I wasn’t having much fun with the cold.
HF wasnt bad, picked up a few here and there, Luckily my brother was listening and picked me up on 40m, He threw up the spot for me on sotawatch and the calls came in. I was able to work quite a few Canada stations and some 4 area stations. nice to get a good mix =)
Hope everyone else had Safe successful activations.
heres my crappily pieced together video of the day
Andrew - K2FR