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N7UN Activation of Table Rock, OR (near Mollala)


Overview: Table Rock is just south of Mollala OR.  Although it is in the Table Rock Wilderness Area, active logging occurs in the area.  Watch out for log trucks!  This is a popular hiking destination so expect to see a lot of hikers on the weekend. On a clear day, Mt Rainer to Mt Mount McLoughlin can be seen.  The east side of Table Rock has the 1000 ft cliff face seen in most pictures.

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High Rock, WA

On September 1st, Taylor and I returned to the site of our first "real" SOTA activation almost a year later. Before climbing High Rock in late September 2011, my SOTA activities had been confined to one and two point locations where one had to make an effort to travel far enough from the vehicle to satisfy the spirit of the game. Until this fourth summit came along, I was able to carry way too much stuff the short distance from the vehicle to the operating location.

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N7UN Activation of Llao Rock in Crater Lake Park, OR


"Llao is the god of the underworld in the mythology of the Klamath Native American tribe. Llao fought a great battle with the sky god, Skell, which caused the eruption of Mount Mazama, creating Crater Lake."  (from Wikipedia  ).  I'm not sure of the correct pronuciation of "Llao".

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N7UN Activation of #6001 near Mt Hood

6001 (W7O/CN-078)

Aug 21, 2012


Spectacular views of Mt Hood to the west and eastern Oregon from this north-south ridge. On clear days, Rainier, Adams, St Helens and the Oregon Cascade peaks are also visible.

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NA-SOTA Weekend and VHF Contesting

September 8-9 is the NA-SOTA Weekend and is also the ARRL VHF Contest. It's a
chance to make contacts and connections between SOTA and the VHF community. 

Getting four contacts on VHF from any SOTA summit should be easy this weekend - after you entertain the regular chasers on HF perhaps you'd consider moving to VHF. (You might find Péter, W7/HG1DUL, activating Mount Adams.) 

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Little St. Helens on 8/25

This one was a workout.  The drive up was fairly straightforward: Exit 47 on I-90 to Tinkham Rd, then up the hill on NF-5510, until you reach the parking area and gate.  NW Forest pass required.  

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NA-SOTA Weekend - September 8-9

In order to promote SOTA operations in North America, September 8-9 has been
designated NA-SOTA weekend.

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Black Butte, OR

Black Butte is one of those mountains that is very recognizable and easy to spot on the horizon. Not because it has any disctinctive features, but rather because it has none. It looms darkly over the desert of central oregon as a perfect cone, easily distinguished from its sharp and craggy neighbors like Mt. JeffersonMt.

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August 15, 2012 Activation of Crater Lake's Hillman Peak by NS7P


Hillman Peak is the highest summit on the rim of Crater Lake at over 8150' ASL. This pointed peak is not an easy climb, not because of the distance (1/2 to 3/4 mi) or elevation increase (less than 600'), but because it is so steep with a loose scree surface. Poles are essential to getting the traction to get up the slope.

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Barlow Ridge, OR | Aug-2012

Barlow Ridge is a pleasant three mile or so hike east of Mount Hood. Although relatively close to Portland the trail is seldom used, (especially past Barlow Butte) and has a nice 'wild' character about it. In other words, the trail seldom sees maintenance. It's a leg stretcher with about 1000 feet of net gain, but quite a bit more elevation change with all the ups and downs along the ridge line.