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W6/CT-007 Tahquitz
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W6/CT-007 Tahquitz

Tahquitz peak.  6 mile hike with 2300 feet of vertical gain from the parking location.  The peak sits at 8825ft above sea level.  We were easily able to make multiple contacts after setting up along a ridge past the fire lookout station.  We found a nice spot under a big pine, got the wire in […]


SOTA Testing
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SOTA Testing

Some images taken while testing and experimenting with new SOTA antenna designs. We set up in a dry lake bed in the Joshua Tree National park, and quickly informed any passing inquisitors that we were “attempting to contact aliens”, or “building Sasquatch snares”. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than convincing mundanes that crazy people wander […]


Favorite Shots
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Favorite Shots

This post is going to serve as a container for my older photography. Anything I liked for any particular reason. These were taken with many different cameras over the last six years or so. Some with full Canon SLRs and some with simple point and shoots. They cover just about every subject imaginable. I will […]


SOTA W6/CD-020
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SOTA W6/CD-020

SOTA (Summits On The Air).   What an amazing conception of recreational overload.  Why is SOTA such an intriguing activity?  What about SOTA draws so many in to it’s grasp?  I suppose the answer isn’t too difficult to find.  One must only break down the activity in to its primary components: Summiting a mountain. Radio […]


Fall Ocotillos
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Fall Ocotillos

A trip up the Bradshaw trail, continuing through Amy’s Wash Road, and out Summit road.  As thunderstorms and rain were hitting the greater Southern California area, we were treated with perfect temperatures and cloudy skies.  The ocotillo were in stunning fall colors.  Clumps of them would range from green to crimson in color, only luminescent […]


SOTA W6/CD-016
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SOTA W6/CD-016

  SOTA activation of Ryan Mountain.  Video produced with Adobe Premier and After Effects CS4.  Ryan Mountain is located in Joshua Tree National Park, near Joshua Tree California.  Ryan peak sits at 5500 ft elevation.  Our activation was made using a Yeasu FT-857, a custom made wire antenna on a carbon fiber pole-fishing-pole for HF, […]