Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mount Pisgah (W0C/FR-045)

Mount Pisgah is just West of Cripple Creek, Colorado and can be easily identified by the several communication towers and antennas on the summit.

The hike is straight forward. Drive to the base, park, walk up... It is steep in some places but easier once you get to the road that spirals up to the summit.

It was a cold, windy and beautiful day!


View from the road below the summit

Lynn hiking up


Summit in view (not as far as it looks)






Lynn had a good run on 20 meters SSB working the following stations:

N4EX
KB1RJD
KB1RJC
WB0KIU
VE2JCW
AC1Z
WB5TZN
W6JMP
KI4SVM
K9IR
K2JB
VA2MO
NS7P
N7DQ
K3JZD
KC8RMR
N1GB
N4DA 

There was some CW contest going on so I was not able to operate on 20 meter CW. I went to 30 Meters and had a pretty good run working the following stations:

N0EVH
KG3W
W0MNA
K9OSC
W5ODS
W0ERI
N7BHP
AC0A
K6HPX
WA7SB
NS7P
N0DA
W4AMW
W5DOS
WA2USA
KK3KK
K0LAF

This activation put Lynn over 900 Activator Points on her way to 1,000 points to achieve Mountain Goat. With the reset of the New Year coming up we will try to get out as often as we can to maximize bonus points. She will be a Mountain Goat in no time. 

Also, our friend Phil, NS7P, went over 70,000 Chaser points. I just cannot imagine achieving that many chaser points. Phil is always around when we activate and a lot of times he is the first one we contact. It is always good to hear NS7P come back to our CQ SOTA calls. Great job Phil!!!!

I am still getting use to the new GPS. I used it on this hike because it was not critical. I guess I messed up the picture taking function of it but was able to work though a couple of features. It seems to be very capable however, sometimes simple is good and I am tempted to go back to the eTrek 20 as it is much easier to use.



72
Frank
K0JQZ

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