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W7Y/EW-006, Jelm Mountain, 6/30/19

I’m planning to be on Jelm Mt. (W7Y/EW-006), 6/30/19 between 1400 UTC and 1700 UTC.

I will only be hiking the last 1K of the hike due to my 3-year-old accompanying me. I plan on taking a K2 and HT. Tentatively I plan on doing some CW (QRS) on 7.062 and 14.062, SSB on 7.260 and 14.247. I will have the HT on monitoring 146.580.

Having my little one with me may reduce the amount of time I operate.

73,

Chris, N7NAV

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Make sure you place an alert on SOTAwatch as not everybody checks the reflector

https://sotawatch.sota.org.uk/

Good luck, Chris! I’ve made a few 2m contacts from Jelm Mtn announcing myself on 146.52 or talking to folks on the local repeater before making the simplex qso.
Peter KD0YOB

Chris

Its a pretty straight forward activation which includes a decent 4x4 dirt road to the top so you don’t really need to hike the last 1K.

Not sure what luck you will have with 2m as its a bit out into a less traveled and populated part of the world.

Snaps etc at this link…

Paul
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Welcome Chris,
Be listening for you for S2S.
All Best, Ken

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Thanks, we will be heading out here shortly from Laramie. I’m familiar with Jelm as our local club has a 2M repeater and an APRS digipeater up there.

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Pretty good activation with 2 summit-to-summits! We only made 11 QSO’s and I would have liked to work more on 40M CW, but copying CW while keeping track of a 3-year-old is challenging.

The road to Jelm is open and in good condition. The weather was overcast with a nice breeze. The temperature was 17C (62F).

Since we only hiked the last 1Km of the road we packed the Elecraft K2. We ran 10W into a MP-1 screwdriver antenna. The key used for CW was the American Morse MS2 miniature straight key. I wanted to use my ear-buds a little more, but I needed to keep an ear out for my Son as he explored the mountain.

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Given your familiarity with the area you probably already know that Ring is near by and only marginally more involved than activating Jelm especially if you are happy to hike 1 Km.

Paul

Yep, I’ve been in that area as well. I will probably give that a go in the upcoming weeks.

This was my first activation and has been something I’ve been wanting to get into for a while. So down the rabbit hole I go…

Chris

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Chris,
Thanks for following up with a report and photo! Not sure that band conditions were that great today. I’m glad that I was able to get an S2S with you. I was about 30 miles away, possibly line of sight. Hope to catch you on the next one…

73,
Peter KD0YOB

Peter,

Thank you for the S2S! That was quite a surprise for me. I was fortunate enough to bag two this morning. I’ll watch for your next expedition.

73,

Chris, N7NAV