On March 22, 2019, Scott WA9STI completed his Mountain Goat activation on Dante Benchmark, W6/ND-144, in Death Valley National Park. He worked 42 chasers to include three S2S stations. His journey to Mountain Goat took him on activations in 21 states plus Ireland. He choose this location because it was on March 21, 2014 that he did his very first SOTA activation at Dante, working 17 stations. Among those chasers who contacted him that first time were W0MNA, W0ERI, NS7P, and W7CNL who worked him again on this five year anniversary for his Goat. Besides the view that all activators seek from their high points, being at 5704 feet above Death Valley at Dante gave Scott a look down to Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America at minus 282 feet/ 86 meters below sea level. Scott looks forward to continuing activations in new states, chasing from his California and Wisconsin QTHs, and personally meeting SOTA operators at various events.
Well done, Scott!
W6 Association Manager