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Little Blacktail Mountain, ID | Oct 2023

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Good, very usable
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Good, very usable
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When I visited Northern Idaho, I also had the chance to activate this summit.

The route to the summit starts on Hwy 95, turning East onto Blacktail Rd.  This is followed around until it once again turns East onto Little Blacktail Rd.  Then follow the pit run (larger gravel) covered road to the top.

There are 3 or 4 repeater towers up there so I parked next to the large propane tank on the southernmost one and headed south to put some distance between us.  Even so, 20m was very noisy.  I didn't have a problem on 40m or 15m.

I ran up my Spiderbeam and EFHW as usual and started calling.  I quickly got quite a few QSO and was able to work France and Japan on SSB.

The sun was out and it was quite pleasant to sit and enjoy the day.

This activation pairs well with Cape Horn Peak (W7I/NP-135) if you have a day to play radio.  See my report here.