Here is his APRS track:
This is one monumental hike including a few ups and downs. Here is a Terrain Shot of his APRS track:
My goal, besides talking to Al on VHF and watching his track from the comfort of my home, was to work Al on my Heathkit HW-8 for Straight Key Night. I was not able to hear Al on the 40 year old transceiver but I did hear him on my modern station.
|The Heathkit HW-8 and my Dad's (KB4OGI - SK) old straight key|
|Station K0JQZ along with the modern Elecraft K3|
The next day, 1 Jan 2017 Al, Coen and Kiegan (Al's oldest two boys) joined Lynn and I on a hike that ended up being Signal Butte (the TH to the planed Raspberry Mountain had changed and I had not researched the route).
We had a grand but chilly time.
|The group headed up|
|Great views of other summits|
|Kiegan makes sure Lynn is on track|
|Lynn on the final push|
|A steep but short hike|
|Al and Coen making their way up|
|Al, KH7AL running the pileup|
|These two are having a hot meal and are out of the wind (comfy)|
|Al's first time with a KX2|
|Here's the proof, Al's log!|
|Elecraft KX2 is at home on the summit|
|Lynn had a good run on 40 meters SSB and I am trying to get out of the wind while sending CW|
|I am cold!!!!|
|Rare appearance on SSB|
Tomorrow we will attempt another summit.