Scooter; Not the Muppet Stage Manager

NPOTA Entity: MN06 SOTA summit: W6/SE-021 Activation Date: May 11th, 2016 Portable operation: Yes using K1JD home brew battery  Radio: Elecraft KX3 operating at 10 watts Antenna: End fed per WS0TA and K1JD design Bands used: 40m and 20m Furthest QSO: ~1,500 miles with W4DOW, Virginia  using SSB at 10 watts Hike in: Yes Solo operation: With K1JD and WS0OTA ATT Coverage: Hopeless…resorted to a sat pone Photos: Copyright … More Scooter; Not the Muppet Stage Manager

Day Two in New Mexico; Cerro Pelon and Lobato Mesa

NPOTA Entity: N/A SOTA summit: Cerro Pelon W5N/SE-025 and Lobato Mesa W5N/SE-031 Activation Date: May 10, 2016 Portable operation: Yes using home brew battery pack (K1JD’s design) Radio: Elecraft KX3 operating at 12-15 watts Antenna: Home brew End Fed on 20m & 40m Bands used: 40m and 20m Furthest QSO: 1,000 miles with W7CAR using SSB at 15 watts Hike in: Yes Solo operation: No, with Fred Maas  (WS0TA) and John de … More Day Two in New Mexico; Cerro Pelon and Lobato Mesa

First taste of New Mexico; Capilla and Osha

NPOTA Entity: N/A SOTA summit: Capilla Peak W5N/SI-006 and Osha Peak W5N/SI-007 Activation Date: May 9, 2016 Portable operation: Yes using home brew battery pack (K1JD’s design) Radio: Elecraft KX3 operating at 12-15 watts Antenna: Home brew End Fed on 20m & 40m Bands used: 40m and 20m Furthest QSO: 1,200 miles with NE4TN using SSB at 15 watts Hike in: Yes Solo operation: No, with Fred Maas (WS0TA) and John … More First taste of New Mexico; Capilla and Osha

A Noble Journey

NPOTA Entity: NP38 SOTA summit: N/A Activation Date: April 17th, 2016 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX3 With KXPA100 operating at 65 watts Antenna: Buddipole vertical Bands used: 40m, 20m Furthest QSO: ~xxxx mile to XXXX Hike in: Yes Solo operation: No, with Ron W6PZA ATT Coverage: Terrible, used the sat phone and kb6cio was … More A Noble Journey

Activating a “Cinder Cone”, April 17, 2016

NPOTA Entity: MN50 SOTA summit: W6/NE-194 Activation Date: April 17th, 2016 Portable operation: Yes using A123 batteries Radio: Elecraft KX3 operating at 12-15 watts Antenna: AlexLoop magnetic loop 20m and LNR End Fed on 40m Bands used: 40m and 20m Furthest QSO: ~2,700 miles with K1Ro, New Hampshire  using SSB at 15 watts Hike in: Yes Solo operation: No, with Ron Adams (W6PZA) ATT Coverage: Spotty on Schonchin, great … More Activating a “Cinder Cone”, April 17, 2016