Saturday, July 30, 2011

Coloradio nS0TA and N0B qrp Radio Adventures

I have planned another nS0TA adventure extravaganza for August, this time to Coloradio for two adventures: 1) the annual Colo-14er N0B event ( see
http://n0b-14er.blogspot.com/ for detail information) and 2) three days in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park. I've never spent any time in ROMO (see http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm for info) and am looking forward to exploring this magnificent NP. A local ham (W0LI) who also is a volunteer at the Park has assisted me in logistics planning: Aug 2/Tue: SOTA activate Hallett Peak (W0/FR-018), an iconic ROMO landmark. More info and pictures at http://www.summitpost.org/hallett-peak/151577. On Aug 3/Wed: activate Yipsilon Peak (W0/FR-009), another beautiful peak in the Mummy Range NW of Estes Park. See http://www.summitpost.org/ypsilon-mountain/151685 for some great pictures. Then on Aug 4/Thurs: W0LI/Rich has organized a "sunrise" local club hike and "demo" activation of Sundance Peak (W0/FR-019). The 3 or 4 am departure may be the biggest challenge! More info and pictures at http://www.summitpost.org/sundance-mountain/152726.

Then a drive south to Steve's/wG0AT place near Colo Springs to prep for our three day adventure into the San Juan Range in south central Colo for our "big 14-er event" for N0B and participation in the annual Colo-14er ham radio special event on Aug 7th. This year KT5X/Fred will join us. The plan is to drive into the trailhead on Friday, camp and hike locally, then on Saturday move up to a higher base camp (around 12,000 ft) in preparation for an early, before dawn departure on Sunday. Our faithful sherpas, Rooster and Peanut will help us "ol' goats" with the logistics! You can see some great pictures of Handies at http://www.summitpost.org/handies-peak/150302.

Handies Peak 14,060 ft on right
In all cases, we plan to operate at least one station on 14.061-CW. Watch qrpspots.com for more information each day for these trips. Follow us at http://aprs.fi/?call=Wg0at-7. We look forward to working you!

1 comment:

K6LSN said...

Hey Guy, we will be at Lassen Park as N6L Aug. 7-14, hope to cross paths on the air. Budd W3FF will join us in the late part of the week for a possible SOTA and goofin off at the Camp stations.John K6LSN and Todd KH2TJ and Sons. 73