Paul, W0RW was pedestrian mobile today on the rim of Capulin Volcano. I stumbled across him on 20 SSB and he was quite loud with his back-pack rig and 10’ whip. He wasn’t sure of the SOTA reference number and somebody gave him an incorrect ref and spotted it, based on an erroneous elevation number. I looked it up and gave Paul the correct number for Capulin Mountain on the air and spotted the correct reference, but a third spot changed the number to the incorrect code. So there was a fair amount of confusion!
I have since corresponded by e-mail with Paul and he confirmed that he was on Capulin Mountain (not Sierra Grande) and the elevation was 8182 feet. The correct SOTA reference is W5/SG-009.
BTW - I’ve been chasing summits for a year and a half now using exclusively QRP (5 watts or occasionally 3 watts) and am having a blast. It is an extremely well-organized program and the web site is outstanding. Good job to all of you that work so hard to make this thing go. I hope to activate some summits myself in the near future.
Thanks and 73/72,