First SOTA Activation – A Success!

I came… I saw… and I conquered the mountain! lol, hey, it’s a mountain in Texas anyways… Special thanks to VK1AD for the inspiration to get going with SOTA...

I came… I saw… and I conquered the mountain! lol, hey, it’s a mountain in Texas anyways… Special thanks to VK1AD for the inspiration to get going with SOTA (I can only hope to keep up, please checkout his site – lots of great adventures!), N5CFB for the kick-ass gear, all the N5OAK folks, and everyone that worked me:

N0AIE – N5MDB – K4WLG – KE5AST – AA4DM – W1AW – KI7MUS – N8KIM – NS4J – K4SQL – AK7RM – KG8P – N5CFB – W8MSL – W4LID – K1PPO/AG – W0ZZG – WA2OGN – W6RO – KG5GYM – K9ECF – AE7LT – AE7GP

20 meters was definitely the sweet spot today – but the band was tough. Even the HF charts indicated so, but I persisted! Lots of static crashes and crazy QRM, so thanks to everyone who worked me out of the noise, I know it was tough at times and some folks were very patient. What a cool & unique first experience!

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4 Comments on this post.
  • Pete
    15 May 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Congratulations on finding a suitable SOTA location. Having recently moved here from Northern Alaska everything looks flat around here. 73 KL1HB

  • Andrew VK1AD
    13 May 2017 at 10:03 PM

    Congratulation Johnny on your first completed SOTA activation. Good to see it was a successful day out, well done! 🙂
    73 Andrew VK1AD

    • K5ACL
      13 May 2017 at 10:13 PM

      Thanks Andrew! I’ve got a few other hams who may have gotten the bug today too! Thanks for your blog, and your continued adventures in VK land! 73

    • Mike Hohmann
      13 May 2017 at 11:27 PM

      In for the count, Johnny. Good job!

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