W6/CT-218 – Temescal Peak

I left work a bit earlier than usual one day to for a night activation, my first since starting with SOTA.  Temescal Peak is kinda close to my office so I wouldn’t need to suffer through SoCal traffic so much. I pulled up to an area which looked okay to leave the car, collected my equipment and started to hike up a paved drainage system, at which point I was welcomed by a sign to the Topanga State Park. A cool coastal breeze was welcome as I hiked along. I kept thinking how it would have been a nice on a mountain bike. At the top, I wasted no time to get the antenna setup. The summit is kinda small, so not much room for an EFHW, but that’s what I had so I made it work. Worked 40m, 30m and 20m CW in addition to 2m FM. Made 4 DX contacts on 20M in a row. Maybe I should do night activations more often? Hiking down, by flashlight started to die and I forgot spare cells. Luckily, the moon was bright which was enough to see where I was going. Next time I’m doing this one on a mountain bike.


I seem to have lost the .gpx track, which would normally go here.

Date:11/05/2022 | Summit:W6/CT-218 (Temescal Peak)

03:23NT6E7MHzCWS55N R599
03:25KJ7LLS7MHzCWS52N R55N
03:26AC2WU7MHzCWS52N R42N
03:27AI6XG7MHzCWS56N R33N
03:28W6LOR7MHzCWS599 R57N
03:29K6EL7MHzCWS42N R55N
03:31W9SSN7MHzCWS599 R55N
03:38WE0Q10MHzCWS52N R57N
03:41KI7QEK10MHzCWS52N R55N
03:43N0DET10MHzCWS42N R42N
03:44WW7D10MHzCWS599 R42N
03:45AF7M10MHzCWS53N R55N
03:58KM6UHU144MHzFMS59+ R59
04:23KG6MZS144MHzFMS59+ R59
04:29KI6SLA144MHzFMS59 R59
04:37F4WBN14MHzCWS559 R599
04:39ZL1TM14MHzCWS42N R52N
04:41SA4BLM14MHzCWS33N R33N
04:45JH1MXV14MHzCWS42N R31N
04:46NT6E14MHzCWS599 R55N
04:59WA6WV144MHzFMS59+ R59
Car park
Santa Monica Bay

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