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W7PEA's First SOTA - Elk Rock W7W/LC-060

Summit: 
W7W/LC-060

This was my first attempt to activate a summit and all of this is a first attempt in terms of planning, tools used, the template I used to write this, etc. Let me know  if there are other things you want to know about for future summits.

 

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First Activation of Elbow Peak in the Teanaway Region!

Summit: 
W7W/CW046

This was our third hike to Elbow Peak; this time it was sunny!  Wow! Incredible views of the east side of all the Snoqualmie Pass peaks, and the mighty Stuart Range. We only saw 2 other couples the entire day, so a very peaceful and beautiful hike in the Teanaway region.  Only a few minor patches of snow at the 5000 foot level, and these were in the shady areas. No trouble passes them with only hiking poles. 

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Kepros Mountain, ID | April 2015

Summit: 
W7I/SR-142

Attempt #1:

The rough road up to Kepros Mountain is only open during the fall hunting season.  I had concidered attempting this peak with a friend who has one of those cool RZR 4x4's.  However, that trip early last winter was called on account of bad weather.  So I waited until Spring to make the first real attempt.

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"Quarter Wave" Activation - 4/25/2015

Summit: 
W7W/CH-228

This is an easily accessed peak in an area that's currently undergoing logging activity. We went up on a Saturday and had the place to ourselves. The peak and ridge is rocky with a few trees and lot's of deer and elk sign. There is a pleasant view mostly to the east. The activation area is large with plenty of room for a dipole antenna. 

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Zephyr Ridge Point, Idaho | April 2015

Summit: 
W7I/BC-092

K7MK and I headed out on a somewhat blustery spring day for our second ever activation. With snow still on higher peaks and Forest Service roads not opening up until April 30th we headed to this nearby 1 pointer. Per Google Earth and other satellite imagery we knew there was a private home on the actual summit. But, it had been activated once before and the terrain looked like we should be able to find a spot in the activation zone somewhere to setup. Actually getting to this summit is a bit of a navigation challenge.

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Tiger Mountain, WA | May 2012

Summit: 
W7W/KG-115

Tiger Mountain is in about the middle of the Tiger Mountain State Forest southeast of Issaquah. Access is via a gravel forest road and you may want to use a GPS or track your mileage as any signs may not lead you clearly to the summit.

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First activation by K7MK & K7ZO - Sam High Point, (Peak 4375), ID | April 2015

Summit: 
W7I/SR-167

K7MK and I headed out to activate this summit as our first ever activation. K7MK has been assembling a SOTA capable station for the last 6 months or so. We have done a dry run or two in his back yard and even hauled it up to a non-SOTA summit back in February on a rare warm winter weekend afternoon. But, this was our first real activation.

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Mount Hebo, OR | July 2012

Summit: 
W7O/NC-006

If you are headed from Portland to Lincoln City, this could be your activation on the way. Or the way back. It's a drive up on a decent dirt and gravel road with the potential for a nice view at the top.

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Success on Jester Mountain! Despite the cool temps and blowing snow

Summit: 
W7W/CW-054

A successful day on Jester Mountain! Made the minimum required 4 contacts on 146.52-FM, then made a hasty retreat down to escpae the blowing snow and cool temperatures. A great day to be outside after not be able to hike last weekend. Trail to Iron Bear is snow-free; descending the saddle to Jester Mountain there was only trivial amounts of snow. I used my Yaesu VX-6R coupled to an MFJ-1714  1/2 wave dipole.

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Pack Forest HP (Peak 2051), WA | February 2015

Summit: 
W7W/RS-068

The Pack Forest is operated by the University of Washington, a bit south of Eatonville, Washington. www.packforest.org.