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Davis Peak WA: NOAA Wx Station

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Davis Peak is the site of a regional broadcast NOAA Weather station operating on a freq of 162.525 at 100w to a gain vertical antenna.  See

Consequently, expect front-end overload with your 2m handheld.  I have used my SotaBeams 2m RF bandpass filter with very good results. See  Cost for a USA purchaser is $48.

I also choose to operate on the south slope of the peak - not on the summit proper - in order to minimize RF interference and the generator noise from the trailers on the north side of the summit.  Davis has a great propogation footprint into the Willamette Valley, west to the coast, but somewhat limited into the Sea-Tac area due to intervening terrain.  S2S opportunities would be great, however.