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  • ARRL November Sweepstakes: Another Chance at a “Clean Sweep” is Coming Up!

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    In a few short days, operators across all 83 ARRL and Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sections will take to the airwaves to compete in the first of two ARRL November Sweepstakes events. Always a fall favorite “Sweeps” is the longest-running “domestic” contest. The CW event is November 1-3, while the SSB event is November 15-17. The action on both weekends gets underway at 2100 UTC Saturday and r...
  • KP1-5 Project Gets Permission to Activate Navassa Island (KP1) in January 2015

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The KP1-5 Project has received word from the US Fish & Wildlife Service that it may activate Navassa Island (KP1) in January 2015.The DXpedition will be a maximum of 14 days, and exact dates will be determined by USFWS mission requirements and weather windows.“Our experienced team of 15 is complete and is ready for the challenge,” said an October 22 KP1-5 Project news release from President Bo...
  • 'Ham Radio Can Counter Dark Side of Social Networking':

    eHam.net News
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Kolkata: Amateur or ham radio can counter the negative effects of social networking by providing a safer and alternative route for making friends worldwide, according to a licensed ham operator based in West Bengal. "Today, social networking's dark side (like fake profiles) are affecting the youth. If popularized, the ham radio can be used by them to forge friendships with good people," Amabarish Nag Biswas, a licenced amateur radio operator and founder of the West Bengal Radio Club, told a news agency. He was part of the three-member team that helped in establishing communication base during…
  • 75, 50, and 25 Years Ago in QST: Antennas, humor and power supplies

    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
    Dan KB6NU
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    One of the features in QST that I read every month is “75, 50, and 25 Years Ago in QST.” There really are some gems in old issues of QST, and now that all of these back issues are online, they are readily accessible—if you’re an ARRL member, anyway. NOV 1939: More Thoughts on Effective Antennas by Arthur H. Lynch, W2DKJ. This is a real gem of an article. The first gem is how Lynch compares a beam antenna to a light bulb with a reflector. I’m going to use this analogy from now on when I’m teaching about beam antennas. The second is his description of how to…
  • Interesting discussion

    -- W2LJ's Blog - QRP - Do More With Less. --
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    going on over at QRP-L about portable antennas.  The catalyst for the "debate" is this article.http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/blog/5-most-popular-hf-portable-antennas/Lot's of good input by lots of people who know what they are talking about.  And as always, for portable operations (my emphasis), it seems to boil down to efficiency vs. ease of use.Both Steve Weber KD1JV and Ron Polytika WB3AAL, who have done a lot of operating from the Appalachian trail, point out that while classic dipoles may be the most efficient antenna to use, there are practical logistical problems associated with…
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  • KP1-5 Project Gets Permission to Activate Navassa Island (KP1) in January 2015

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The KP1-5 Project has received word from the US Fish & Wildlife Service that it may activate Navassa Island (KP1) in January 2015.The DXpedition will be a maximum of 14 days, and exact dates will be determined by USFWS mission requirements and weather windows.“Our experienced team of 15 is complete and is ready for the challenge,” said an October 22 KP1-5 Project news release from President Bo...
  • ARRL November Sweepstakes: Another Chance at a “Clean Sweep” is Coming Up!

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    In a few short days, operators across all 83 ARRL and Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sections will take to the airwaves to compete in the first of two ARRL November Sweepstakes events. Always a fall favorite “Sweeps” is the longest-running “domestic” contest. The CW event is November 1-3, while the SSB event is November 15-17. The action on both weekends gets underway at 2100 UTC Saturday and r...
  • ARRL Regional Centennial Conventions Wrap Up with Pacificon

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
  • CQ Reconsiders Its Policy on Crimea for CQ-Sponsored Contests

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    CQ has reversed its just-announced policy that it would no longer accept logs for any CQ-sponsored contest from stations in Crimea operating with Russian-issued call signs and is adopting a new policy that is in harmony with ARRL’s DXCC policy. In announcing the shift, CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, cited concerns raised by “a large number of contesters around the world” that CQ was unfairly de...
  • IARU EMC Coordinator Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE, Presented with IEC 1906 Award

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    IARU EMC Coordinator Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE/AD7IY, has been presented with the IEC 1906 Award. Kootz received the award during the plenary session of CISPR (the Special International Committee on Radio Interference) held in Frankfurt on October 20. Kootz represents the IARU at the international standardization organization, overseeing the protection of radio reception. CISPR was founded in 1934 to...
 
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  • The Explorers Club Allows Guests to Speak with Astronauts:

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The Explorers Club will allow guests at its Saturday "Space Stories" talk to make contact with astronauts overhead on the International Space Station via the club's amateur ham radio. One catch: NASA insisted on vetting questions in advance.
  • 'Ham Radio Can Counter Dark Side of Social Networking':

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Kolkata: Amateur or ham radio can counter the negative effects of social networking by providing a safer and alternative route for making friends worldwide, according to a licensed ham operator based in West Bengal. "Today, social networking's dark side (like fake profiles) are affecting the youth. If popularized, the ham radio can be used by them to forge friendships with good people," Amabarish Nag Biswas, a licenced amateur radio operator and founder of the West Bengal Radio Club, told a news agency. He was part of the three-member team that helped in establishing communication base during…
  • CQ Policy Statement on Stations in Crimea Using Russian-Issued Call Signs:

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    (Hicksville, NY - October 21, 2014) -- In response to requests from a large number of contesters around the world, CQ has reconsidered its decision regarding the acceptance of logs from stations in Crimea in CQ-sponsored contests.
  • York-Area Scouts Use Ham Radios to Talk to Scouts Around the World:

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    The legend surrounding the source of ham radio's name sounds like a bad punchline, but Brad Kline says he's heard it's the truth. Here's how it goes: In the radio's early days, the amateur radio users kept talking too much, hogging the airwaves, Kline said. "They kept hamming it up," said Kline, a member and one-time president of the York-area Keystone VHF Club, a 140-member organization of ham enthusiasts. So government officials began to refer to them derisively as "hams," but the amateur radio operators readily appropriated the moniker, said Kline, whose call sign is KO3T -- now, they call…
  • Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Gather for Annual Greeneville Hamfest:

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    The second annual HAMfest for ameuter radio enthusiasts brought an estimated crowd of 400 to the event held Saturday. Vendors came from as far way as Wisconsin and Alabama for the indoor and outdoor flea-market-style festival at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Enthusiasts browsed booths offering radio equipment, accessories and other electronic equipment associated with amateur radio. "We keep growing every year. From beginners to professionals, it's a great event for anyone interested in amateur radio," said Larry White, president of the Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club.
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  • QSO Today Podcast - Episode 13 - Hap Holly - KC9RP

    4Z1UG
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    The right elementary school teachers who challenged their students with the Morse Code was just the beginning of Hap Holly’s, KC9RP’s, ham radio career leading to the RAIN Report and The Dayton Hamvention’s 2002 Amateur of the Year. Join Eric, 4Z1UG, and Hap in their QSO Today. Show Notes: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/kc9rp Podcast Link: http://goo.gl/0Z1D0i iTunes Store: http://goo.gl/CvLNmV Stitcher: http://goo.gl/uhf1XZ
  • CQ reconsiders policy on Crimea in CQ Contests

    G4TUT
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    CQ reconsiders policy on Crimea in CQ Contests In response to requests from a large number of contesters around the world, CQ has reconsidered its decision regarding the acceptance of logs from stations in Crimea in CQ-sponsored contests. As CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, explained, "a large portion of the contesting community felt that we were unfairly denying our fellow amateurs in Crimea of the opportunity to fully participate in our contests. Since the country list for CQ contests is based on a combination of the Worked All Europe (WAE) and ARRL DXCC lists, and the ARRL has already…
  • Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster Takes to the Air at 7:00 pm Eastern on Oct. 31

    KC1APY
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    (Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 (0000 UTC November 1), with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming. The broadcast can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9395 kHz on WRMI broadcasting from Okeechobee, Florida. “We’re very excited about launching Global 24 and the important contributions it will make to shortwave radio listening – as both a medium worth preserving and a vital part of the modern media mix for so many…
  • HamRadioNow: Digital Amateur Television from the DCC

    KN4AQ
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    HAMRADIONOW.tv from the 2014 ARRL & TAPR DCC Episode 168: DATV-Express Exciter Update Episode 169: DVB-T for Amateur Radio Most of the world has switched to digital for television broadcasting. Amateur Radio in the US is not required to use digital (plain old analog's still fine by the FCC for us), but hams have discovered some (of the usual) advantages to digital, like being noise-free, and being able to adjust the bandwidth/spectrum used. Here are a pair of talks from the DCC. First, in Episode 168, Ken Konechy W6HHC reviews progress on a digital ATV exciter board and software that a…
  • Ham Radio Deluxe Update, QRZ interface in the works

    W4PC
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    The Ham Radio Deluxe team enjoyed the final convention of the year last weekend at Pacificon in Santa Clara, CA. The entire team would like to express their thanks to all the volunteers that put this event together, and all other conventions throughout the year. In honor of our customers near and far, HRD has extended the normal weekend “show discount” until October 31st! All items in the store are now 10% off with the coupon code halloween2014 – (be sure you don’t include any caps or space in that code!) HRD appreciate all the feedback we are receiving from our customers on the Beta…
 
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  • EP6T Dxpedition

    ON4HIL
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Announcing the Rockall DX Group expedition to Iran, Kish Island IOTA AS-166. A multinational team with members from Belgium, The Netherlands and Greece will conduct a DXpedition to the Islamic Republic of Iran in January 2015. Nearly three years of negotiations and a reconnaissance trip by Patrick ON4HIL to Tehran finally resulted in obtaining a legal license to operate with a team of ten people for fourteens days. It has been all but easy but with much perseverance and countless e-mails between Belgium and Iran we eventually got what we were looking for. The good thing is that we not only…
  • Polish DXpedition to Dominica (Caribbean) J79L, J79X, J79F

    SP3LOZ
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Already started and will be active until October 26th. Details and news may be found here: http://j7.dxpeditions.org/ Cheers, Artek
  • Cq ww dx contest crimea statin discrimination!!!!!

    UY6IM
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Мы, радиолюбители Крыма, обращаемся в комитет “CQ Contest” и к руководству журнала “CQ”. Просим Вас более…
  • PA200KN

    PA7HPH
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Extra activation PA200KN. From 21 oktober 2014 till 30 October 2014 SSB 20m and SSB 40m. 200 years Kingdom of the netherlands.
  • WV8CCC Charter Year Anniversary mini-expedition

    WV8JBH
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Coal Country Amateur Radio club (WV8CCC) will be going out into the field on October 25/26 2014 for a mini-expedition. We will be camping and hitting HF/2m for a little CQ action during our outing, utilizing the Special Event Callsign W8V. We will be traveling to a remote part of Boone County West Virginia and setting up camp on the tallest point in the surrounding area, a 1890ft peak located nearby to Madison WV where we will be using alternative power via battery, solar, generator, etc. to get on the air. We anticipate working/listening 2m all day/night (simplex and working as many…
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    QRZ Forums - Hamfest and Convention Calendar

  • USECA Hamfest, Sunday 10/26/2014, Detroit Metro area's largest..

    N8KC
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Visit the Detroit area's largest Hamfest. Sunday October 26th. Easy access, just off I-75, just south of 13 Mile Rd. Talk-in on 147.180+ (100Hz PL). Vendors needing tables should make reservations ASAP to assure accommodation. See attached pdf for further info.. USECA2014Hamfest.pdf Attached Files USECA2014Hamfest.pdf (596.3 KB)
  • TAMPA BAY HAMFEST

    KK4RAH
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    39th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest December 12 & 13, 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds Agricultural Show Center 2508 W Oak Avenue Plant City, Florida For more information: http://www.fgcarc.org
  • 2014 Hamfest Chattanooga

    WB4IEJ
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    The 2014 ham radio convention "Hamfest Chattanooga" will be held October 25th at the Alhambra Building, 1000 Alhambra Rd, Chattanooga TN 37421. This is our 36th Annual hamfest. As of TODAY, October 17th, we have sold all but one table inside the show. We have plenty of tailgate space and the weather looks like it will cooperate with us this year. The forecast says 69 degrees for a high and a 46 degrees for a low and 0% chance of rain! So come on down or up to Chattanoooga. Forums: ARRL, P5 Preparedness Store, Satellite SO-50, How to become a ham for the public, ARES/ACS, ARRL N4EDT, two…
  • New England Amateur Radio Festival, October 10 and 11, 2014, Deerfield, New Hampshire

    N1VAU
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    New England Amateur Radio Festival, October 10 and 11, 2014, Deerfield, New Hampshire New England Amateur Radio Festival NEAR-Fest XVI – October 10 and 11, 2014 – Deerfield, New Hampshire http://www.near-fest.com:8084/nearfest/ Come buy all my stuff!!!
  • ROSEBUD RADIOFEST 2014

    VK3PDG
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Here we go for number 3....It's a bit of a trot for you Stateside folks, but if you reside in the South-Eastern corner of Australia (and who doesn't??), then you need to know that SPARC will host the 3rd Annual Rosebud RadioFest on November 30th 2014. Our venue is the huge Eastbourne Primary School Auditorium and grounds, in Allambi Avenue, Rosebud, Victoria. It's reached right off the end of Peninsula Link, which means you can arrive by freeway in less than an hour from Melbourne's South-Eastern suburbs. We have forums, displays, demonstrations, clubs, new and pre-loved gear sales,…
 
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  • From my Twitter feed: regen radio kit, OCF antenna, electronics kit, 80m EFHW

    Dan KB6NU
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    SWLing @SWLingDotCom The Ozark Patrol regenerative receiver kit goo.gl/fb/Pr6HcJ #shortwave #swl #dx   QRZ Now @QRZnow Multi-band, no tuner required, Off-Center-Fed (OCF) Dipole Antennas… fb.me/3Fz0VVNSW   Jeff Davis @ke9v SAM Is A Wireless Electronics Kit That Wants To Make Coding Connected Objects Super Simple tcrn.ch/1opDpae via @TechCrunch   Ian @MW0IAN VK5ZVS – Making an 80m Ham End Fed Half Wave Tuner spirat.com.au/vk5zvs/pic54.h… #hamradio The post From my Twitter feed: regen radio kit, OCF antenna, electronics kit, 80m EFHW appeared first on KB6NU's…
  • Operating W1AW/8

    Dan KB6NU
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This past week, it was Michigan’s turn to be W1AW, and I signed up for a couple of spots: Thursday, 0000 – 0200Z, 30m CW Thursday, 2200 – 0000Z, 20m CW I operated 30m CW from here at home and 20m CW from our station at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Arun, W8ARU, joined me for the 30m time slot. I always have a lot of fun with Arun. He’s a funny guy, and he’s done a heck of a lot more in amateur radio than I have, including microwave stuff and EME, in addition to HF. The first hour, we did OK, but activity tailed off considerably the second hour. Perhaps that was…
  • Annual ARRL Auction begins Thursday

    Dan KB6NU
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Here’s something else that just hit my inbox. Looks like they have a few nifty items up for sale…Dan If you are receiving this email, you have, in the past, participated in the ARRL On-Line Auction. You can currently preview over 228 items at www.arrl.org/auction right now! Live bidding will commence on Thursday, October 23rd at 10:00AM EST. If you plan to participate, please check your profile to make sure that your current mailing address is listed–up-to-date contact info too, that your preferences are set and, if you win, that your current credit card information is on…
  • Online chat about filter design

    Dan KB6NU
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sorry for the short notice. This just arrived in my e-mail. Might be interesting if you can attend….Dan Dear Dan, On Wednesday, October 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT), join us for a chat session in which we will discuss “Filter Design”. All real world designs are plagued by noise and other interference signals that are part of our environment including surrounding electronic clocks, RF signals, and more. We sometimes need to go to great efforts to filter out the unwanted signals from the signals critical to the success of our system overall performance. Our expert,…
  • 75, 50, and 25 Years Ago in QST: Antennas, humor and power supplies

    Dan KB6NU
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    One of the features in QST that I read every month is “75, 50, and 25 Years Ago in QST.” There really are some gems in old issues of QST, and now that all of these back issues are online, they are readily accessible—if you’re an ARRL member, anyway. NOV 1939: More Thoughts on Effective Antennas by Arthur H. Lynch, W2DKJ. This is a real gem of an article. The first gem is how Lynch compares a beam antenna to a light bulb with a reflector. I’m going to use this analogy from now on when I’m teaching about beam antennas. The second is his description of how to…
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  • Interesting discussion

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    going on over at QRP-L about portable antennas.  The catalyst for the "debate" is this article.http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/blog/5-most-popular-hf-portable-antennas/Lot's of good input by lots of people who know what they are talking about.  And as always, for portable operations (my emphasis), it seems to boil down to efficiency vs. ease of use.Both Steve Weber KD1JV and Ron Polytika WB3AAL, who have done a lot of operating from the Appalachian trail, point out that while classic dipoles may be the most efficient antenna to use, there are practical logistical problems associated with…
  • Making like Jim W1PID

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    I don't live in the rural areas of New Hampshire like my good friend Jim W1PID. No, look up "suburbia" in the dictionary, and there's probably a picture of South Plainfield there.  Standard 100' X 50' suburban lots dominate the landscape in this area.  Not only is New Jersey the most densely populated state in the Union, but Middlesex County is the most densely populated county in New Jersey. So to find some rural beauty, one has to drive a little bit from here. Unfortunately, it's not a bike ride or hike away. It used to be, but that's another story.So I did something this morning…
  • New backpack

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    I really love my LowePro 150 camera bag that I use to carry my "portable" KX3. It's padded, it has compartments that you can configure, it has just about everything you could want.  Except that it's starting to get a little crowded.  I can't easily carry the PAR END FEDZ and the EARCHI and a 25 foot roll of coax in there - just too tight.Now, for everyday operating from the parking lot at work, that's not a problem, as I really don't need to carry the wire antennas with me - I use the Buddistick on top of the Jeep. But for weekend QRP expeditions, it becomes a dilemma. So for those…
  • N2A

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Just a reminder. I will be on the air tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow night (Thursday) as N2A, the NAQCC Special Event Station from 0000 to 0200 UTC on or about 7.040 MHz.  That's the plan, anyway. Mother Nature might have other plans as a cold front is about to march through our area. I am hoping that the thunderstorms they are predicting are a "no-show".  Sooooooo, listen for me on 40 Meters and I will hand you NAQCC #1100 and a short QSO.On Friday night, from 0000 to 0300 UTC, I will be on 80 Meters on or about 3.560 MHz.  I hope to be busy for the whole time - sending CQ…
  • Bravo!

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Congratulations are in order to fellow QRPer and blogger, John N8ZYA. In an e-mail this morning from the President of the NAQCC, Paul Huff N8XMS, it was announced that John has been selected to serve as the new Vice-President of that fine organization.A most appropriate and deserving choice!72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very least!
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  • Three Steps to Getting Your Ham Radio License

    Bob Witte
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    These are the three basic steps to getting your USA amateur (ham) radio license: 1) Learn the Material 2) Take Practice Exams and 3) Pass the Real Exam. This article is very short and to the point, for a more detailed discussion see Stu (WØSTU)’s article over at HamRadioSchool.com. 1. Learn The Material The entry level ham radio license is the Technician License, so you’ll need to get a book that covers the theory, regulations and operating procedures required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). My recommendation is the Technician License Course over at…
  • This Spewed Out of the Internet #29

    Bob Witte
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    More important information insight stuff spewing forth from the interwebz: The actor Tim Allen, who’s character on the TV show Last Man Standing is a ham radio operator, recently received his Technician License. According to Wikipedia, Allen holds the callsign KK6OTD under the name Tim Dick. The FCC says that Marriott has been interfering with their customers’ use of WiFi hotspots at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. It seems that they wanted to “encourage” customers to pay for WiFi service. ICOM has made available some cool…
  • Mt Herman: SOTA plus VHF Contest

    Bob Witte
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    The North America SOTA Weekend coincided with the ARRL September VHF Contest, which I interpreted as a great opportunity to do a combination SOTA activation and QRP VHF operation. A few other folks thought that was a good idea so we all got on the air from SOTA peaks on the Sunday of the weekend. I decided to operate from Mount Herman (W0C/FR-063) in grid DM79. I hiked up the same mountain for last year’s September contest and got soaked by the rain. Fortunately, the weather was excellent this year, making it a great day. View from the south side of Mt Herman For radio equipment, I took…
  • Portable All-Mode VHF Radio: FT-817 vs KX3

    Bob Witte
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    For truly portable mountaintop all-mode VHF operating, especially SOTA and VHF contests, the Yaesu FT-817ND has been my rig of choice. You might say that it is really the “only game in town” for a 6m/2m/70cm radio that fits in a backpack. The Yaesu FT-817ND I’ve had my eye on the Elecraft KX3 transceiver ever since it was introduced, but really I have been waiting for the 2m module to become available. (The KX3 has HF plus 6m standard.) After being announced over a year ago, the 2m module is now shipping and radio amateurs are getting their hands on the unit. I do enjoy…
  • SOTA Summit Activation: Sandia Crest (W5N/SI-001)

    Bob Witte
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Joyce KØJJW and I were headed to the Duke City Hamfest in Albuquerque when we decided to make a side trip up Sandia Crest for a low overhead (read: slacker) Summits On The Air (SOTA) activation. The view of the summit when approaching via the Sandia Crest Road. Sandia Crest pokes up 10,678 feet, towering over Albuquerque at roughly 5000 feet. Although the weather was rainy, we enjoyed the drive up the paved Sandia Crest Road through the Cibola National Forest. This looks like a great area to explore and we’ll probably be back sometime in the future. At the parking lot, about 40…
 
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