Yesterday I had a wonderful activation of A-1 Mountain, W7A/CS-013 in Northern Arizona. It’s a wooded summit and the weather was mild so I really enjoyed this one. The activation started out amazingly well, with an opening on 10 meters that gave me my first contact of the day with W0MNA in Kansas and his lovely YL W0ERI shortly after.
During this activation, I reached a personal milestone - I made my 10,000th QSO as an Activator. I wasn’t certain of the numbers but knew it would happen early in the activation. After checking my log, it appears that my 10,000th QSO was with the very active Op Bob Daniels, AC1Z, on 20 meters.
Thanks so much to everyone who participates in SOTA - this area of amateur radio has definitely been the most enjoyable for me during my 26 years as a licensed ham. It brings together so many aspects of the hobby that I enjoy, along with my love of hiking and the outdoors. I hope there will be many more contacts in my log in the future.
73 and see you on the next one (maybe today!) de KR7RK