W6/CT-170 – Kagel Mountain

This was a pretty easy hike, I wouldn’t do it in the middle of summer as there is little shade on the fire road going up. The top is used as a hang glider port; there is a picnic table and a bench to setup radios on which is nice. Summit to summit QSO with KR7RK in Arizona on 40M.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-170

Total distance: 6.03 mi
Max elevation: 3542 ft
Total climbing: 1676 ft
Total time: 05:21:42
Download file: W6-ct-170.GPX

Date:06/03/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-170 (Kagel Mountain)

TimeCallsignBandModeNotes
21:13W6DQE144MHzFM
21:19K6RIN144MHzFM
21:27K6LDQ50MHzSSB
21:30W2L0L144MHzFM
21:32K6HAG144MHzFM
21:35KK6TDU144MHzFM
22:00W0MNA14MHzSSB
22:01W0ERI14MHzSSB
22:04WB7BWZ14MHzSSB
22:05K0LAF14MHzSSB
22:06WA9STI14MHzSSB
22:14WW7D14MHzSSB
22:15WD4CFN14MHzSSB
It’s hard to see, but there is a guy paragliding up there.
Danger Noodle
Looking to the San Fernando Valley
Hike Crew

W6/CT-030 – Mt. Lukens

Up until this summit I may have been logging my QSOs wrong. After 00:00 UTC, the activation starts over and chasers can claim additional points with another QSO.

Mount Lukens is the highest point in the city of Los Angeles. I started the bike ride up at Grizzly Flats trailhead off Hwy 2. At the fork in the fire road, stay left. (Going right brings you to Hoyt Mountain). The fire road narrows, eventually turning into a single track. This leads up to the main road up to the summit.

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-030

(Update 05-09-2022 – a server migration, plugin and php update revealed the timestamps on this .gpx file are broken. I’ve added fake times so this page renders correctly)

Total distance: 13.28 mi
Max elevation: 5092 ft
Total climbing: 2771 ft
Total time: 00:39:41
Download file: Lukens.gpx

Date:27/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens) 

Time Call Band Mode Notes
22:29z N6IET 144MHz FM  
22:32z K6LDQ 144MHz FM  
22:33z NA6MG 144MHz FM  
22:35z NA6Z 144MHz FM  
22:36z AI6VK 144MHz FM  
22:38z KN6GOX 144MHz FM  
22:42z WA9STI 144MHz FM  
22:49z KN6CJK 144MHz FM  
22:54z KK6WFC 144MHz FM  
22:55z K6CPR 144MHz FM  
22:58z KF6PFM 144MHz FM  
23:17z W0MNA 14MHz SSB  
23:21z K6JGM 14MHz SSB  

Date:28/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens) 

Time Call Band Mode Notes
00:01z NQ7R 7MHz SSB  
00:02z NK6A 7MHz SSB  
00:05z WA9STI 7MHz SSB  
00:06z N6AN 7MHz SSB  
00:07z W7RV 7MHz SSB  
00:12z K6LDQ 7MHz SSB  
00:14z N6MKW 7MHz SSB  
1994 Marin Zig-Zag Trail
The fire road down

UPDATE! First activation of 2021, 2nd activation of Lukens – Biked up Lukens the same way as I had done last year, via Grizzly Flats. This is a super fun ride. Kel, eBun, and Tim rode up with me for this quick activation. I foolishly didn’t bring my HT, so I couldn’t self spot. No cellphone service. There was also high wind, so I just worked 2M FM as I didn’t want to struggle with the HF antenna. RF is extremely high on the summit, which causes the radio to struggle.

Date:09/01/2021 | Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens)

Time Callsign Band Mode Notes
22:53 WA6QXA 144MHz FM  
22:54 KN6CJK 144MHz FM  
22:55 KB6YBV 144MHz FM  
22:58 KN6GPF 144MHz FM  
22:59 KN6ZEA 144MHz FM Roger
23:00 KI6SLA 144MHz FM  
23:01 WB2WIK 144MHz FM  
23:02 KN6KOR 144MHz FM  
23:03 K6GKA 144MHz FM  
23:04 KN6DMO 144MHz FM  
23:04 WA6WV 144MHz FM  
23:05 K6PVZ 144MHz FM Paul
23:05 N6MKW 144MHz FM  
23:06 KI6RF 144MHz FM  
23:08 KE6PLA 144MHz FM  
23:09 KM6UHU 144MHz FM  
23:10 KM6EHD 144MHz FM  
23:10 K6MAA 144MHz FM  
23:11 KM6PRD 144MHz FM  
23:12 W9SSN 144MHz FM  
23:12 N6DAI 144MHz FM  
23:13 KN6JRN 144MHz FM  

W6/CT-163 – Yerba Buena Ridge

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-163

Date:28/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-163 (Yerba Buena Ridge)

TimeCallBandModeNotes
22:02zKM6AVH144MHzFM
22:05zK6LDQ144MHzFM
22:26zKB5EDR14MHzSSB
22:27zWA9STI14MHzSSB
22:28zW0MNA14MHzSSB
22:35zWW7D14MHzSSB
22:37zKE6MAK14MHzSSB
22:38zAB4PP14MHzSSB
22:50zNQ7R7MHzSSB
Total distance: 8.45 mi
Max elevation: 3886 ft
Total climbing: 2679 ft
Total time: 05:33:39
Download file: W6:CT-163.GPX