January Hikes to Occidental, Pk4202

On 8 January 2017 Dan NA6MG and I activated Occidental Peak W6 CT-098. No snow and a warm day 50F/10C between rain storms

Dan at the helipad

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After a nice hike I set up on the summit, Dan a hundred feet back along the path. We both operated on HF, 2m was a bust for me because of high RFI from Mt Wilson, but we found we could work Charles KM6CEM at Dan’s location: he seemed to be in a slight saddle with some shielding from Mt Wilson

40m CW: AF9W KB7HH NK6A N6PKT W7RV

30m CW: KX0R WA7SB NS7P K7NEW

20m CW: VE2JCW N4EX WW7D K6TUY W0MNA W0ERI W4HBK W5ODS

2m FM: KM6CEM

 

On 14 January 2017 I made the half hour hike to Pk 4202 W6 CT-150. Dan went to Mt Emma. I thought there might be snow but there was none here.

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It was windy and 50F/10C so I just operated on 2m FM for an hour. I managed to keep out of the worst of the wind by sitting near the mast, shielded by the summit ridge.

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I could hear KB9ENS on Mt Vetter CT-021 but he could not hear me with his Baofeng HT. We met up on the Hughes Aircraft club repeater with Brian AB6UI…Tom had only made 1 QSO on 2m and none on 20m SSB 14.347. Brian put out a spot for him and then Tom was able to make about a dozen SSB contacts, making for a successful SOTA activation! Tom had snow on Vetter, he said he had about 75% coverage

2m FM: WE4IAS KK6QYE KK6PIP KB6WWI K6MUG KK6OMT WB6POJ

HAC repeater: AB6UI, KB9ENS, and Eric N6HEG while I was driving down the Angeles Crest Highway

Mt Lukens and Hoyt Mountain

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73! Hal N6JZT

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