Every once in a while things seem to work out perfectly. The weather is warm, the wind is calm and sky’s are clear. I would have never thought that to be the case because when I left the lot a couple of hours before sunrise there was ice on the trail and the temperature was hovering around freezing.
Thanks to all the chasers that made my activation a great success. I was able to spend well over 2 hours on the summit and worked 44 stations (13 VHF, 31 HF with 3 S2S and 3 DX). Thanks guys! @AC1Z@WC1N@N1ZF@F4WBN@EA7GV and DL5FU.
BTW the west coast was booming. I hope this is a sign of good conditions to come.
Today I used my IC 705, a Spiderbeam 7M pole and several linked dipoles. There’s a stone wall on the summit which made a great support. Many hikers passed over the summit which prompted a high volume of questions.
Thank you Fred WX1S for the great HF as well as VHF summit to summit contacts. I agree with your assessment of the day, it was absolutely beautiful just prior to the remnants of the hurricane coming up the coast. Happy trails hope to catch you on the next one. WC1N www.iLoveSota.com
Franconia Ridge is a great hike. I have been there twice now and although I ran into fog last time I summited Lafayette, the rest of the hike down to Lincoln Woods was clear. It seems some of those peaks make their own weather.
I’ll get up there again. Maybe next time my grandson and I will do the Pemi Loop.
It’s always nice catching you on a summit. It’s to bad I didn’t get a chance to work Mary but I had to pack up and head out. I’m pretty slow when I go down hill. The knees are not what they used to be!