A Day of Firsts on Minch Moor

SOTA summit: Minch Moor, Scotland GM/SS-133 Activation Date: Oct 11, 2018 Unique: Yes and my 150th Call sign used: MM0SNA/P Portable operation: Yes Radio: KX3 and 1296Mhz SG-Labs transverter Antenna: 4 element Arrow 2m Yagi and SG-Labs provided 2 element Yagi Bands used: 2m and 23cm Hike:  ~2.5 miles and ~1,300ft ascent.  (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc) Hike and AZ profile: Well defined … More A Day of Firsts on Minch Moor

Why is Bulgaria in Scandinavia?

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?

Buzzed on Black Hill

SOTA summit: Black Hill, Scotland GM/SS-253 Activation Date: Oct 11, 2018 Unique: Yes and my 151st Call sign used: MM0SNA/P Portable operation: Yes Radio: KX3 and 1296Mhz SG-Labs transverter Antenna: End Fed and SG-Labs provided 2 element Yagi Bands used: 20m, 40m and 23cm Hike:  ~1.4 miles and ~600ft ascent.  (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc) Solo operation: No with Gerald (G4OIG) Recommend: Unequivocally! Cell … More Buzzed on Black Hill

What’s in a name, Bridger Peak, Wyoming?

SOTA summit: Bridger Peak , W7Y/SW-007 Activation Date: July 30, 2017 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts SSB and KX3 at 7 watts digital FT8 Antenna: LNR End Fed Bands and Modes used: 20m SSB and FT8 Hike:  ~7.5 miles and ~1,200ft ascent.  (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc) Solo operation: No, with Guy N7UN Recommend: Yes ATT Coverage: Spotty Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2017 … More What’s in a name, Bridger Peak, Wyoming?

10m, I love you!

SOTA summit: N/A Location: Lat/Long 10.688425, -85.234327 Guayabo, Costa Rica Contest: ARRL DX SSB, 48 hours over March 3 and 4th, 2018 Portable operation: Suitecase DXPedition  Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and KXPA100  operating at 100 watts SSB Antenna: Buddipole dipoles, verticals and “experimental” Yagis and OCF wire dipole Bands used: 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, 80m and 160m Hike:  None….we sat for 48 hours (ouch) Solo … More 10m, I love you!

Of Costa Rican wires, waves and digitals….

SOTA summit: N/A Location: Lat/Long 10.688425, -85.234327 Guayabo, Costa Rica Contest: N/A Portable operation: Suitecase DXPedition  Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and KXPA100  operating at 50 watts SSB Antenna: Buckmaster OCF wire dipole Bands used: 40m, 80m and 160m Hike:  None….graveyard shift in the gazebo Solo operation: Yes, just me while my team mates slept Recommend: Yes ATT Coverage: Yes Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2018 Harold (WJ1B) made … More Of Costa Rican wires, waves and digitals….

Contest starts, station down!

SOTA summit: N/A Location: Lat/Long 10.688425, -85.234327 Guayabo, Costa Rica Contest: ARRL DX SSB, 48 hours over March 3 and 4th, 2018 Portable operation: Suitecase DXPedition  Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and KXPA100  operating at 100 watts SSB Antenna: Buddipole dipoles, verticals and “experimental” Yagis and OCF wire dipole Bands used: 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, 80m and 160m Hike:  None….we sat for 48 hours (ouch) Solo … More Contest starts, station down!

Loitering around the Laundress Quarters…..

NPOTA Entity: Ft Laramie National Historic Site NS20 SOTA summit: Chalk Mountain, W7Y/SW-161 Activation Date: July 29, 2017 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts SSB and KX3 at 8 watts digital FT8 Antenna: LNR End Fed Bands used: 20m  Furthest QSO: ?? Hike in: 50 yards and ~10ft ascent.  Solo operation: No, with Guy N7UN Recommend: Yes ATT Coverage: OK Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2017 Its history … More Loitering around the Laundress Quarters…..

The smell of cold pizza…

SOTA summit: Leg Mountain, W7Y/EW-017 Activation Date: July 28, 2017 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts SSB and KX3 at 8 watts digital FT8 Antenna: LNR End Fed Bands used: 20m  Furthest QSO: ?? Hike in: 4 miles r/t and ~800ft ascent. My GPS track  Solo operation: No, with Guy N7UN Recommend: Yes ATT Coverage: OK Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2017   The card key … More The smell of cold pizza…