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