Other SOTA sites: SOTAwatch | SOTA Home | Database | Summits | Video | Photos | Shop | Mapping | FAQs | Facebook | Contact SOTA

W4G/NG outing followup

The Dragon Spine trail (aka Duncan Ridge Trail), northwest of Helen Georgia, is notorious for its long, steep, and prolific climbs. We traveled from Vogel State Park ~14mi west on the Dragon’s Spine, turned around and on the way back activated the 3 SOTA refs.

Run stats:
Distance: ~30 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 7700 ft
Moving time: 10:40
https://caltopo.com/m/73U5

Radio stats:
QSOs: 19
S2s: 3
Bands: 2m, 20m, 40m (tried 30m and got nil)
Modes: ssb on 2m, cw on HF

Summits activated (in order of activation):
-W4G/NG-029 - Akin Mountain
-W4G/NG-017 - Buckeye Knob
-W4G/NG-006 - Coosa Bald

Radio Gear:
-Elecraft KX2 with onboard cw paddle
-SOTABeams 13’ travel antenna mast
-41’ wire antenna into a 9:1 unun inside a wire winder
-Yaesu VX-6 HT with a collapsible antenna from SmileyAntenna