Magic happens…Australia calling

SOTA summit: Temple Hill  W6/SC-369  Activation Date: November 26, 2016 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft K2 operating at 50 watts Antenna: Buddipole in full length dipole configuration Bands used: 15m, 12m and 17m Furthest QSO: ~7,750 miles with VK1AD near Canberra, Australia Hike in: Yes  Solo operation: Yes Recommend: Yes ATT Coverage: Excellent Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 Almost 8,000 miles apart with completely different journeys to our chosen “peaks” … More Magic happens…Australia calling

Castle Mountain….the middle of nowhere

NPOTA Entity:  Castle Mountain National Monument  MN83 Mojave National Preserve  PV13 SOTA summit: N/A Activation Date: March 18th/19th, 2016 Portable operation: No Hike in: No Solo operation: Yes ATT Coverage: None what so ever Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 The Rubicon pulled up next to mine and the driver asked if I was OK. “All good” I replied “and I’m setting up a ham station”. … More Castle Mountain….the middle of nowhere