SOTA Success

11 Feb

So it has now been 3 months since I have received my amateur radio license and have invested a bit of cash. While I understand I am only at the tip of the ice berg. I have to say my investments paid off today.

Specifically, in todays SOTA attempt (http://www.sotawatch.org) I was able to use my Yaesu FT-817, my BuddiePole (Long whips), external batteries and what not to successfully activate one of the local hill tops. Specifically, W6/CT-218 you can get more information here about it (http://www.sotawatch.org/summits.php?summit=W6/CT-218).

To 5 Watts on the 10 meter band was incredible! Why you ask? Well let me tell you. Even though I was late by 30 minutes the community of chasers was following me. Out of the blue after doing some initial testing I get a call from North Carolina. Not once but TWICE!. Simply incredible.

Can’t wait until next weekend where I will try again. Though this time, I will have a better base for my painters pole that I use for my mast.

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