A Nice Walk to Point 4202 (W6 CT-150) 8 February 2014

A nice walk to this easy-to-access point 500 feet above the Angeles Crest Highway. I brought the IC-706 so I could try 24 MHz, which I have never worked from the mountains before. The weather was predicted partly cloudy; it was at first but then became totally sunny and warm.

The trail starts just to the right of the small Clear Creek Ranger Station (to the left out of view), at the junction of the Angles Crest Highway and Angeles Forest Highway.
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A wisp of cloud clearing from the summit
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The summit is only half an hour from the road. Here is a view of Condor Peak (W6 CT-027). It is either a 16 mile round trip hiking from the valley with 3000 ft elevation gain, or a 12 mile bike ride up 3000 feet elevation gain, a 5 mile round trip hike, then a 12 mile bike ride back: very tough!
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I put the mast and dipole up, and tuned the 20m dipole to 24 MHz with the little MFJ travel tuner. Band conditions were great!
24 MHz CW: KG3W, W4DOW WA2USA/4 NA6MG K6TUY W0MNA W0ERI N4EX EA2LU KB7HH KI0G W5RST NE4TN AA5CK VE2JFM N0EVH W5ODS AE4FZ N1EU
10 MHz CW: WA6RIC NS7P W7USA N7AMA W6AH (S2S on W6 ND257) K6TUY K0JQZ N7EDK K5DEZ W7JET W7AUM AE9F
144 MHz FM: KR6AL

Worked Bob KB6CIO on the Catalina repeater, we tried simplex but he couldn’t hear me. Also worked Frank KR6AL on the repeater, we had a successful simplex QSO.

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73!
Hal
N6JZT

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