Two previous activations with more photos here:
Strawberry Peak, the last of my “local group” of six pointers near Mt Wilson to be hiked this year. I like these mountains near Mt Wilson because of the easy drive to the trail heads. A tolerable amount (30 minutes) of freeway driving then 15 or 20 minutes up the Angeles Crest Highway.
Started by headlamp at 0615, a peaceful hike as the new day dawned. All the washouts on the trail have been fixed now.
Mt Lawlor (left), on the skyline are San Gabriel Peak and Mt Disappointment
Then the steep hike up and over some false summits. I am not too fond of this part of the hike! Took 2 hours 20 minutes to the top
Nice summit to set up the mast and j-pole and EFHW wire
Lots of activity on 2m FM to start, and then also on HF. Also talked with N6HEG and AB6UI on the Hughes Aircraft Repeater, W6HA
2m FM: KM6CEM NA6MG NK6A KR6RG KJ6TOA KX6A N6SGM KB6WWI W6RNQ N6HEG
40m CW: N7CW K6EL W7RV K8TW N9KW K6JS
20m CW: K3BVQ N4EX N4DA W0MNA N7BHP W0ERINS7P W4DOW K6TUY K4MF KA5PVB W4AMW W9MRH KC5BG KB5JO
30m CW: NU7A K7NEW K7TQ WB0KIU KR7RK
And then down.
73! Hal N6JZT