W7W Salmoncon SOTA mass activation / campout

Posted 2/16/23

Salmoncon / Valley Camp SOTA camp out / mass activation.

Date of Event July 8, 2023

The Aim is for multiple activations from W7W peaks around 12:00 Hrs local time.

Emphasis is on W7W peaks along I90 corridor, S2S contacts and contacts with K7S (Salmoncon special event station). We also want to promote S2S and chaser contacts on the W7W suggested 2m simplex frequency of 146.56 Mhz. Use of close in bands of 60, 40 and 30m is also encouraged to aid S2S and chasers in the pacific northwest.

This will be an adjunct to the regularly held Salmoncon meeting held by the pQRP group from roughly July 7 thru July 9. See pQRP web site Salmoncon for more info.

Camping is available at the Valley Camp site where Salmoncon proper is held. There is camping available for tents and RV’s. RVs should arrange reservations with Valley Camp [https://www.valleycamp.org]. Tent camping is on an expansive grassy area and most likely available by just showing up and checking in. Valley Camp is run by Tom K7FZO and his wife Tina.

SOTA ops are welcome to proceed directly to their chosen peaks or gather first in the AM at Valley Camp. Gathering will allow vehicle sharing and allow any operators who are new to SOTA to tag along with more experienced Ops. Gathering time should be between 7AM and 8AM so as to allow travel time to the peaks and activation around 1200 Hrs local. SOTA Ops are also encouraged to stop by Valley Camp post activations and join in the Valley Camp activities including a traditional group evening meal. It’s hoped that this will allow SOTA ops and other pQRPers to mingle and get to know each other in person. Since camping is available, SOTA ops might find it an interesting overnight and might want to join in the Sunday activities of Salmoncon.

Also please see the SOTLAS web site with emphasis on the W7W/KG and W7W/CW areas. The pnwSOTA web site is also useful in peak selection and route finding http://www.pnwsota.org/.

Bill Burrows WA7NCL


Looking forward to it! Thanks for organizing this Bill.

Thanks for the heads up. This is a fun get-together and a neat place to camp out. Wasn’t sure you PNW guys were still doing Salmoncon. Hopefully can get some time off and make my up there this year.

73, Todd KH2TJ


Hey Todd - Missed you at SeaPac last weekend. If you do make it up to Salmoncon, perhaps we can activate together as you pass through W7O…
73, Etienne-K7ATN

Holy cow! I spaced this one off. All work and no play :wink: Really got to put in for some vacation!

C ya

73, Todd KH2TJ