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NS7P activation of Hampton Butte, W7O/CE-074, on August 25, 2016

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This nice and easy activation was suggested by K7ATN. It is reached by driving east from Bend, OR on US 20 for about 60 miles. Turn north onto Lizard Creek Rd a short distance west of Hampton, OR and follow the main gravel road about 7 miles to the top. Ignore the side spurs that are posted and often gated.


The top has an assemblage of RF facilities. There are several places to lash a mast to, and the views are expansive. I had no trouble getting about 25 QSOs.  An easy six points.


A note about fuel. The only gas that can be bought over this stretch of road is in Bend or Hampton, and the Hampton choice was $4.50/ gal for regular.