Horned Toad on Strawberry Peak (W6 CT-018) 6164 ft, 23 July 2015

I had wanted to hike Throop Peak, but we had some torrential rains about five days ago. This had caused mud slides, so the Angeles Crest Highway is closed above Islip Saddle. I have hiked Throop from islip Saddle before, but it is rather long and I wanted a moderate hike to start getting in…

Peak 4202 with a New Antenna (W6 CT-150) 16 July 2015

I wanted to try the SOTAbeams Mountain Tuner back here in the states. It had worked pretty well in England. So I cut a 67 foot length of 22 gauge wire, and found that outside at home I could attain VSWR of 1.5 on 40m, and 2.5 on 20m. It works as a half wave…