|The "GOAT GUY" (wG0AT) leading the way|
|The "OTHER GUY" (K0JQZ) trailing behind (Photo by WG0AT)|
|The was pretty much the path we took|
|My APRS beacon track|
|Vews from the tree covered summit|
|The summit registry is under that rock|
|Another view from the summit|
|This mint tin houses my matching circuit for the linked EF for 20 and 30 meters (Photo by WG0AT)|
|Pico Paddles (Photo by WG0AT)|
|Power source for the MTR (Photo by WG0AT)|
|Mountain Topper Radio or MTR for 20 and 30 meters (Photo by WG0AT)|
|K0JQZ in the shack (Photo by WG0AT)|
I only worked four stations on 30 meters. I am not sure why but RBN (Reverse Beacon Network) never picked me up but N6KZ found my weak signal and posted my spot to the SOTA Watch web site which produced 3 more QSOs. My QSOs included N6KZ, N0EVH, N9KW and K0LAF. I had to work for them and I thought after Steve got done I would jump on 20 meter CW. That never happened due to weather coming in. I think we would had been ok but I do not think either one of us wanted to take that chance. I started thinking about the rough drive coming in, the hike down and the possibility of an electrical component and I decided to pack up my station and listen to Steve run the pileup.
This was the forth activation using the 9 volt Energizer Advanced Lithium and it just dropped under 9 volts to 8.990 volts. I think it has a few activations left in it. I really want to see how long I can go on different 9 volt batteries. The last one (a Duracell) lasted four activations but I misplaced it so I will test another one after I exhaust this one. It is nice to know that I can take the radio with me on a plane or anywhere and not have to worry about a power source as I can pickup a 9 volt anywhere.
|WG0AT under tarp shelter during snow|
|The KX3 right at home on the summit|
|WG0AT working the pileup on 15 Meters|
At the end of our activation I was getting very cold. Before the hike I took my heavy winter gear out of my pack and wish I didn't but I still had a jacket, rain gear and gloves so that really saved me. I just wish we could had sent more time on the summit. When the sun was out it was very pleasant but when the clouds moved in and the snow started back up it was time to go.
It was a great day.