Max elevation: 46 ft
Min elevation: -69 ft
Average speed: 2.39 m/s
Total time: 03:30:30
I was saving the higher elevation hikes for the summer with the idea it would be much cooler and enjoyable when the city below is being scorched by the sun. That’s not the case. It was hot, the route up was in full sun, and I wondered what it would take to loose some pack weight to make the trip up to the summit easier. Overall, it was enjoyable. Solar conditions were not so great, but I was able to make several QSOs on 20. 40M was dead, with only one QSO up to Washington State. Made a 2M CW contact, and a few 2M FM contacts right before heading down to the car.
Date:27/05/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-010 (Mount Islip)
May 10th. This is the second time I activated this summit; read about the first one HERE. 20M was working pretty well. S2S contacts with AG7GP on W7O/CS-073 (20M), and WC6J on W7N/TR-005 (40M). Being early May, the weather was cooler and the flora was green and blooming.
Date:10/05/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-150 (4202) |
May 9th. Deep QSB on 20M, 40M was a struggle. There was a 6M sprint and a small 2M pile up. Two summit to summit contacts with K6ARK on W6/CT-050, and another with K6PVZ on W6/SC-219.
Date:09/05/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-012 (Waterman Mountain)
|23:21||K6ARK||50MHz||SSB||S2S – W6/CT-050|
|23:26||K6PVZ||50MHz||SSB||S2S – W6/SC-219|
Rental trailer, two more trips to the dump.
Kodak Tri-X shot at 1600 ISO. HC110 delusion B for 16 minutes.
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.
Date:06/03/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-170 (Kagel Mountain)
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.
Date:27/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens)
Date:28/Feb/2020 Summit:W6/CT-030 (Mount Lukens)