Mt Baden Powell (W6 CT-004) 9399 ft, 12 August 2015

My third hike to Baden Powell, and second SOTA activation of this peak. As usual, went the “easy” way from Dawson Saddle at 7900 ft. On the drive up the Angeles Crest Highway, I stopped near Mt Wilson to see if I could spot any Perseid meteors. I saw one near the rising crescent moon.

Previous activation
https://halssota.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/mt-baden-powell-w6ct-004-9400-ft-16-august-2013/

Looking back to Mt Lewis across Dawson Saddle
SAM_1441

From a distance, I had seen a flag flying at the top, here it is. I set up the station in the trees on the other side of it
SAM_1443

2 meter station, j-pole hanging in an old tree. Worked very well, 2m FM QSOs as far as San Diego.
SAM_1446

2m FM: KM6CEM KG7CZH (Tom on loading dock in Compton, for trucking to Oregon) KJ6TOA NG6R W5LIF NA6MG K6CMG
20m CW: KG3W W7RV K4MF AE5B WA9STI W0MNA K4YA W0ERI VE7KBN W4DOW NE4TN KQ2RP W4KRN K4PIC KX0R KW6E K1JD
30m CW: K6TUY

Good to have summit to summit QSOs with KX0R in Colorado, and K1JD in New Mexico

Iron Mountain (W6 CT-056), center right. Activated once by Patrick KK6KUM, a long and strenuous hike
SAM_1444

Don’t jump!

SAM_1447

I was wearing trail runners instead of boots, stubbed my toe on the way down. Ouch!
9 miles all together.

73! Hal N6JZT

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s