W6/SD-116 – Su Casa Benchmark

I activated this summit with E. for So.Cal Winter SOTA Fest 2024. Having worked Kevin on this same peak the day before on two meters, it became an attractive target to get a complete in the log. This is basically a drive up, but the last bit is steep and washed out. The trail stops on a ridge where there isn’t much room to turn around. You probably want 4×4. If I were to do this again, I would park at the end of the easy two-track road when it starts making it’s way up a hill and just hike – It’s not that far. You will know what I’m talking about when you get there.

It was pretty windy getting out of the truck on the ridge, but surprisingly it was pretty calm at the summit. I worked high bands with the 817 and a vertical, and worked 2M for locals and other Winter SOTA Fest operators who were also crawling around on hills in the area. After exhausting the chasers, E. and I headed over to Daggett Ridge.


Date:13/01/2024 |  Summit:W6/SD-116 (Su Casa Benchmark) 

18:06KN6FNY144MHzFMS59 R59 S2S W6/SD-049
18:18W0MNA28MHzCWS59 R59
18:18W0ERI28MHzCWS59 R59
18:19KC3RT28MHzCWS44N R33N
18:21KC1MXB28MHzCWS55N R54N
18:23KF9D28MHzCWS58N R55N
18:33N4LAG18MHzCWS42N R55N
18:34WU0A18MHzCWS55N R54N
18:35AC7P18MHzCWS42N R55N
18:36WW7D18MHzCWS55N R57N
18:38WB2FUV18MHzCWS51N R33N
18:41WB8BHN18MHzCWS515 R51N
18:44KN6RDC144MHzFMS59 R59
18:45W6LOR144MHzFMS59 R59
18:47K6STR144MHzFMS59 R59