VHF on Throop Peak (W6 CT-005) 9138 ft, 28 May 2016

On the way up the Angles Crest Highway, stopped at Newcomb’s Ranch for breakfast. So at 7AM more than half a dozen people and I were there when the doors opened. Chatted with folks at the bar while we waited for our food and more customers arrived. When breakfast arrived after an understandably long wait, I…

Mt Pacifico (W6 CT-015) 7124 ft, 18 May 2016

Dan NA6MG had planned to bike up Magic Mountain (W6 CT-255) and Snow Benchmark (W6 CT-121). I wanted to work him on both summits, preferably from another summit accessible by bike. I ran the VE2DBE rmonline program, and saw I could get 2 meter coverage from Mt Pacifico. I also saw I could get coverage…

Transit of Mercury and Peak 3819 (W6 CT-265) 9 May 2016

There was a transit of Mercury across the face of the sun this morning, and the Mt Wilson Institute opened the solar observatories for viewing by the public. I got up there about 0645 150 foot solar observatory   And it was open!   Mercury and sunspots were visible. This is only the second time…