Mt. Gleason W6/CT-017

I originally planned on riding my bike up to W6/CT-087, which is on the way to Mt. Gleason, but I was feeling good so I pushed through to the further summit. The road up is paved, as there was a Nike missile site up top, which became a Forest Service fire outpost, which, tragically burned down in the 2009 Station Fire. Since it is almost 10 miles to the top, cycling made quick work of what would be above my pedestrian threshold. Once at the top, I setup the station under a grove of pine trees in the shade. I made a few contacts on 2M as the HF antenna got setup. I self spotted on 20M, and made a few contacts. Moving over to 40M and self spotting again, I quickly found it was noisy. I could clearly hear chasers calling me, but there was no getting out on my end. I made a few contacts regardless, including, a S2S. I moved over to 2M CW to practice my code. Made one contact, then another station called, which was a busted QSO because my brain still freezes when receiving.

More info and photos on LA-04 http://www.themilitarystandard.com/missile/nike/la-04.php

https://sotl.as/summits/W6/CT-017

(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: 18.62 mi
Max elevation: 6529 ft
Total climbing: 2883 ft
Total time: 00:55:43
Download file: Gleason.gpx

Date:03/07/2020 | Summit:W6/CT-017 (Mount Gleason)

Time Callsign Band Mode Notes
20:26 KI6PMD 144MHz FM 59 59
20:37 N1WAX 144MHz SSB 59 59
20:45 N0RSR 14MHz SSB 49 55
20:45 NQ7R 14MHz SSB 55 59
20:46 W7FAS 14MHz SSB 59 57
20:47 K0YO 14MHz SSB 45 55
20:55 NG6R 14MHz SSB 59 57
21:15 K2J 14MHz SSB 59 59
21:21 WW7D 7MHz SSB 22 45 S2S W7W/CW-085
21:23 N6DNM 7MHz SSB 55 44
22:44 K6LDQ 144MHz CW 599 599

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