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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 […]


W6/CT-002 San Jacinto
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W6/CT-002 San Jacinto

What a great day to be at 11,000 feet!  While the desert floor was cooking, we were cooling off on top of Mt. San Jacinto.  This was a great test for our 20 meter ultralight SOTA design (how-to here).  After some minor disagreements with the local vegitation, we were able to get the antenna in […]


Ultralight SOTA
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Ultralight SOTA

Goal: To construct a lightweight ham radio antenna for Summits On The Air (SOTA)  that deploys easily and is highly compact. Through trial and error, we have constructed several variations of SOTA antennas from multi-banded di-pole to bi-directional dual-banders. Each generation of antenna was tested in the field on various SOTA expeditions. Through this experimentation […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]