SOTA Activation of Strawberry Peak, CA – W6/CT-086 on August 8, 2014

This joint activation together with Bob (KB6CIO) was another extreme early bird expedition in order to beat the expected high temperatures and get a breakfast before the activation.

I forgot my camera and my APRS radio (so no beacon from the summit or the access this time), so all pictures are made with a cellphone camera or are courtesy of Bob.

Propagation was kind of mediocre so I had some difficulties getting all the chaser information in a timely manner. Thanks especially to KA5PVB for his patience it was a really difficult QSO due to the band conditions it was great fun nevertheless.

 Arrowhead-20140808-00722Observation tower – Strawberry Peak

Arrowhead-20140808-00729Morning mist from the peak

Arrowhead-20140808-00730Above the clouds

Arrowhead-20140808-00732Summit marker

Arrowhead-20140808-00733View from the tower

Thanks for all the QSOs from Strawberry Peak:

Date:08/Aug/2014  Summit:W6/CT-086 (Strawberry Peak)  Call Used:WN6E
Time Call Band Mode Notes
14:24z K6QCB 144MHz FM 146.52 MHz – mobile on I-10
14:28z KM6CEM 144MHz FM
14:29z K6CMG 144MHz FM
14:40z W0MNA 14MHz SSB 14.285 MHz
14:43z KA5PVB 14MHz SSB
14:44z W0ERI 14MHz SSB
14:52z KN6CCW 14MHz SSB 14.282 MHz
14:59z N4MJ 14MHz SSB
15:22z K6QCB 144MHz FM 146.52 MHz – S2S
15:36z KJ6VGX 144MHz FM S2S
16:25z N6MKW 7MHz SSB 7.182 MHz, S2S