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The pnwSOTA website was created to facilitate communication between SOTA operators in the Pacific Northwest region, as well as show off some of the activities of the top-notch folks we have in the area. On this site you will find information about getting started in SOTA as well as details about summits and activations contributed by people that are operating here.

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Pt. 5635 - Ochoco NF

Summit: 
W7O/CE-276

Pt 5635 (W7O/CE-276) is in the Ochoco NF approximately 1.5 miles east of Ochoco Divide Campground on Hwy 26.  The summit’s proximity to the highway offers a nice SOTA option when traveling through the area with FS campground accommodations nearby.  Another summit, Ochoco Mountains HP (W7O/CE-080), is also a short drive from the campground. 

This area has been affected by recent fires, yet there are good sections of live trees along the hike and on the summit that offer shade.  The campground was saved and is in good condition.  

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Black Butte, Oregon | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NE-080

 

Black Butte may be a drive up. It is a six point former lookout in Grant County. Don't get it confused with the Black Butte near Sisters. 

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Nipple Butte, Oregon | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/NE-088

Nipple Butte is a peak in the Malheur National Forrest.

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Olympic Mountains traverse, WA 7/17/19-7/21/19

Summit: 
W7W/NO-264, et al.

Howdy,

I'll be traversing Olympic National Park from Sol Duc in the North to Quinault in the South from Wednesday July 17th to Sunday July 21st. We'll travel along the Bailey Range, then out via the Skyline Trail.

Most of the peaks along the way have not been activated, and I'll try to get up as many as I can.

I'll be monitoring the Gold Mountain-WW7RA repeater in Bremerton, then try direct on 146.52. WW7RA repeater: 146.62, -0.6Mhz offset, tone 103.5. I'll also try to spot myself using aprs, but I've never done it before so we'll see how that goes.

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Salmoncon S2S QSO Party this Friday July 12th

This weekend is the annual Salmoncon pQRP 'con' up at Valley Camp near North Bend, WA.

https://sites.google.com/site/pnwqrpgroup/salmoncon

I'm coordinating an S2S QSO party for the event. The target to be on a summit is noon (1900 UTC). We will use 146.58 FM for local coordination / S2S contacts. Many stations will also be running HF, so keep an eye on SOTAWatch.

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Sisters View, OR (Peak 4260) | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-303

Sisters View is 1.8 miles RT hike of about 600 feet gain or, perhaps less if your vehicle is capable.

This summit is near several others, Gray Butte-W7O/CE-180, Grizzly Mountain-W7O/CE-135 and Pine Ridge-W7O/CE-208.

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Gray Butte, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-180

Depending on how far you choose to drive, Gray Butte will be a 1.4 mile road hike (OW) with about 1200 feet gain. There's another summit that could add another two points with 1.8 miles of hiking or, less if your vehicle is capable.

This summit is near several others, Grizzly Mountain-W7O/CE-135 and Pine Ridge-W7O/CE-208.

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Pine Ridge, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-208

Pine Ridge is a steep hike of a little less than one mile (OW) and 800' vertical, close to Gray Butte-W7O/CE-180 and Grizzly Mountain-W7O/CE-135 so you might consider doing other peaks in the area.

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Lookout Mountain, OR | July 2019

Summit: 
W7O/CE-039

Lookout Mountain is a lovely hike of about 1.75 miles (OW), close to Round Mountain-W7O/CE-045 so you might consider doing both of those peaks. Note that there are MANY Lookout Mountains - this one is east of Prineville.