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North Deadline Ridge, ID | February 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-094

By Scott-KI7EMX

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Kimama Butte, ID | February 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-139

By Scott-KI7EMX
W7I/CI-139 Kimama Butte (2 pts): Exit I-84 at Exit 201 for Kasota Road/Paul. Turn onto ID-25. Drive 2.9 miles and turn left onto S 1150 W. Follow this road for 10.0 miles. Turn left onto 900 N. In 0.7 miles, keep right toward Kimama Lookout Road. Park here and follow the road to the summit.

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Cotterel Mountains HP, ID | March 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-109

By Scott-KI7EMX
W7I/CI-109 Cotterel Mountains HP (4 pts): On the way to Mount Harrison, you access this peak from ID-77, 7.4 miles south of Albion. Turn east onto a maintained gravel road just south of Connor Summit. Follow this steep road to the summit and its RF facilities in 4.0 miles.

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East Hills, ID | March 2022

Summit: 
W7I/CI-135

By Scott-KI7EMX

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Pistol Butte, OR | June 2022

Summit: 
W7O/CM-091

Full writeup  here

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Winnemucca Mountain, NV | June 2022

Summit: 
W7N/HU-089

As we were driving through Winnemucca, NV on the way back from AZ, I seized the opportunity to activate W7N/HU-089, which is a paved, slightly potholed drive-up summit.

There are a lot of electrical wires going ever which way around the summit so I picked a somewhat open area towards the south side of the activation zone and tied my fiberglass mast to the fence surrounding the communcations towers.

I was able to quickly raise 11 QSOs on 20m and then switched to 40m for another 8 including a S2S with N6AN.

2m was pretty much dead with only 1 QSO to my dear XYL.

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June VHF Contest - June 11-12, 2022

The ARRL June VHF Contest is coming up this weekend - starting at 1800z on Saturday and going until Sunday evening - see details here: http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf.

The exchange is Four Digit Grid Square - http://www.arrl.org/grid-squares. The SOTA Atlas https://sotl.as/map shows Grid Square for SOTA Summits and your QRZ.com page should show it for your home address. Most GPS will show Grid Square. 

There's no need to submit a log to participate - all contacts will be much appreciated by those involved in the contest.

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6742, MT| June, 2022

Summit: 
W7M/CL-143

5.4 miles; + 2,077 feet; -608 feet; From the Petty Creek TH along Ford Creek

From the intersection of Hwy 287 and Main Street in Augusta, travel southwest on Main Street, turn right in 0.3 miles and follow the signs towards Benchmark.  The trailhead is at the USFS Double Falls campground 19.3 miles from Augusta.

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Mount Lewis, NV | June 2022

Summit: 
W7N/EL-017

On a recent trip back from Arizona, we stopped overnight in Battle Mountain, NV.  A 10pt summit (W7N/EL-017) was a mere 50 mins away so I made time to head up there.  Previous reports indicated that it was an easy, if somewhat long, drive up to the summit and I found that the dirt road was still in excellent shape, though there are several tight switchbacks to be nagivated.

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4140, OR May 2022

Summit: 
W7O/SC-226

I went to this little summit on my way back from failing to be able to get close enough to Little Grayback Peak. Still were several foot deep drifts miles away from the trailhead. Its about a 1.3 mi hike from a BLM gate at the west side ridge. You can navigate up through the forest finding some clearing from very old logging roads. I think they may be getting ready to cut some of this area again soon. There are 2 peaks to the mountain that are both in the AZ. I chose to set up at the west peak.