Location: Man Cave in Berwick-upon-Tweed Contest: Scandinavian Activity Contest (SSB), 24 hours over October 13 and 14, 2018 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and Hardrock 50 operating at 50 watts SSB Antenna: Cirro Mazzoni Baby Loop Bands used: 40m Hike: None….I sat for 4 hours (it was fun!) Solo operation: Just me operating as M0SNA Recommend: Yes Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2018 Trying … More Why is Bulgaria in Scandinavia?
NPOTA Entity: San Francisco Maritime Historic Park HP40 SOTA summit: N/A Activation Dates: February 7th, 15th and 23rd (AlexLoop + 12watts) February 19th and 27th (Buddipole + 45 watts) Portable operation: Yes Hike in: Yes Solo hike: Yes ATT Coverage: Excellent Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 The pier is decaying all around me. Parts are rusted, the concrete is weathered, some of its missing and … More Five activations of San Francisco Historical Park in Feb 2016
Summit: W6/SS-276 Activation Date: September 11, 2015 ATT Data Coverage: Very good ATT Voice coverage: Not sure but presumed to be OK APRS Coverage: Good Hike stats: 5-6 miles roundtrip and ~1600′ ascent, exposed trail and summit (last 200 ft of elevation is class 3) This is turning into a little bit of a comedy of errors. I tried Reversed Peak … More Hey Reversed Peak, what’s going on here? (W6/SS-276)
Consulting numerous map sources including Google, Garmin Topo 24K and De Lorme a somewhat confusing picture emerges as to the existence or not of a trail to the top of this peak just north of June Lake. Reversed is credited with stopping/slowing a glacier ages ago and resulting in it gouging out June Lake, thanks … More A BNC Connector and “Jinxed” (W6-SS-276) Reversed Peak August 7, 2015
Flush from my morning success on Bald Mnt (W6-ND-012) and recently re-vitaled, I was ready for my afternoon adventure in search of Gilbert Peak. The previous night I had done my homework loading waypoints into my newly acquired Garmin eTrex20x (which I am very happy with) and a few cached maps into Google Maps on … More Oh Gilbert (W6-ND-026) where are thou?