Kratka, Lowe, Cerro Negro, Flint

Did some shorter hikes and started early because of the hot weather we have been having.

Kratka Ridge (W6 CT-014) 22 July 2016

I saw Mike had alerted for Mt Waterman (W6 CT-012) so I thought I would go hike Kratka again for a summit to summit QSO

View into San Gabriel Wilderness, and the cone shaped W6 CT-083  (Don’t Do It Peak, aka The Volcano) It was climbed again, this time in June 2016 by Dave Benson; at the waterfall at 5800 feet where I stopped, he climbed 100 feet up the side of Vulcan Gully and then down into the next gully to the east; then a traverse to the saddle then straight up the peak.

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Passed a small but new burned area, with pink fire retardant from an air drop

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Set up the EFHW at the summit, got some weird readings on my SWR meter but must have worked OK since made a lot of HF QSOs

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2m FM: NA6MG N6MKW S2S   NG6R KB6CIO

20m CW: W4DOW KA5PVB AC7P N4EX NE4TN W0MNA W0ERI N9KW N8BB N4MJ KC9TYA NA6MG

40m CW: K6HPX W7RV W6JMP K0YO

30m CW: W0RW W9MRH

Back at Buckhorn picnic area after the hike, Mike N6MKW and I chatted for half an hour

 

28 July 2016 Mt Lowe, Cerro Negro Benchmark (W6 CT-226) , Flint Peak (W6 CT-225)

A pre dawn hike to Mt Lowe while it was not too hot. Mt Lowe is not a SOTA peak

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2m: Charles, KM6CEM

Back to the car just after 0700, then drove back down to La Canada Flintridge. Just operating 2m FM to keep the activations short due to the hot weather

Set up on the memorial on Cerro Negro

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2m FM: KG6BPY KM6CEM KK6PIP NG6R N6HEG KK6URY KJ6TOA NA6MG WA6HOO N6VHF

Then a quick drive and a short hike up to Flint Peak

2m FM: NA6MG KJ6TOA K6LEN KM6CEM WB6POJ NG6R KK6RNH N6HEG NK6A KK6OTJ KJ6YQW

San Gabriel Peak (W6 CT-019) is the “funny looking” peak right in the center, the lump just to its right is Mt Lowe

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Over the next weeks I hopefully will have some SOTA activity in Chamonix France and the Valais region of Switzerland…

73! Hal N6JZT

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