Monday, January 16, 2017

9410 or W0C/FR-168

Lynn and I decided on a quick SOTA activation close to home. 9410 is one of our favorites. It is close and not a strenuous hike and it also qualifies for the 3 winter bonus points making it a 7 point summit vice a regular 4 pointer. 9410 is due South of Cheyenne Mountain. It is a treed summit with plenty of supports for antennas.

Our GPS Track
The APRS beacon from the summit

The temps were mild and we were stripping off layers soon after starting. Without any wind it was just down right warm. At least that is what 30 degrees and no wind feels like when you are hiking up hill... There where tracks all the way to the summit and it also looked like someone snowshoed up Grey Back Peak so it was an easy hike.




Looking West close to the TH

Our summit comes into view

Grey Back Peak in the distance

Lynn making her way up
View of Fort Carson from the summit

Mount Rosa in the distance

Lynn on 20 meter SSB

on 17 meter CW
This was a lot of fun and leaves Lynn with only 57 points left before Mountain Goat. We are getting excited as she moves in on this historic achievement that has been many years in the making.

The surprising contact was ZL1BYZ in New Zealand. He has a nice setup with a directional antenna and some power compared to my wire and 5 watts, What a thrill and it comes at a time when the bands are supposed to be dead!!!

Here is Lynn's Log from 9410:
20 Meter SSB
VE2JCW
NE4TN
N4EX
WA2USA
AC1Z
WG8Y
WB0KIU
VA2MO
N1GB
NS7P
NQ7R
W9MRH
NK6A
WA9HED

My Log:
40 Meters CW
WG0AT
W0MNA
W0ERI
NQ7R
W5BOS

17 Meters CW
KG3W
ZL1BYZ
W6WW
K4QS
NE4TN
W4DOW
N7EDK 

It was a great time.

73 Frank
K0JQZ

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