• SOTA?

    From Andyzot@VERT/ABBBS to All on Friday, July 29, 2022 16:00:25
    Hi all,
    Anyone here do SOTA? Chaser or activator? What are your experiences?
    I'm new to it, recently acquired an FT-817nd, built a linked dipole and put together a go-bag, set off on my first activation yesterday...as unfit as I am, I staggered up my nearest summit, set up my kit, erected the antenna, settled down to do some Tx, and that's when I realised I'd forgotten my mic!
    First SOTA fail! But, I'm not deterred, I'm heading up again tomorrow, Saturday 30th July, to GW/SW-030, it's nothing special, but hopefully I'll no longer be a SOTA virgin!
    I'm hoping to start Tx at around 1400 UTC, on 40m, 20m and 2m, primarily SSB, so if you're into SOTA, hope to catch ya on the air!
    73
    MW6FPL
    Thanks
    Andy the SysOp of Auntie Bodies BBS

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Andyzot on Saturday, July 30, 2022 17:35:00
    On 07-29-22 16:00, Andyzot wrote to All <=-

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    Hi all,
    Anyone here do SOTA? Chaser or activator? What are your experiences?
    I'm new to it, recently acquired an FT-817nd, built a linked dipole and put together a go-bag, set off on my first activation yesterday...as
    unfit as I am, I staggered up my nearest summit, set up my kit, erected the antenna, settled down to do some Tx, and that's when I realised I'd forgotten my mic! First SOTA fail! But, I'm not deterred, I'm heading
    up again tomorrow, Saturday 30th July, to GW/SW-030, it's nothing
    special, but hopefully I'll no longer be a SOTA virgin! I'm hoping to start Tx at around 1400 UTC, on 40m, 20m and 2m, primarily SSB, so if you're into SOTA, hope to catch ya on the air! 73

    Never done SOTA, but it's been on my todo list for some time. Fitness is definitely not an issue with me - in fact it's the time spent training or competing that's one of my barriers - it's time and money for the travel. But SOTA does look like a lot of fun. One day I hope to get out with a local club for some SOTA.


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  • From Lab Rat@VERT/TOXIC to Andyzot on Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:23:43
    Re: SOTA?
    By: Andyzot to All on Fri Jul 29 2022 16:00:25

    I'm hoping to start Tx at around 1400 UTC, on 40m, 20m and 2m, primarily SSB so if you're into SOTA, hope to catch ya on the air!

    I'll have a listen on 40m and 20m and see if I can hear you. Are you going to post your frequency on the SOTA site?

    73,
    Mark, M0LXQ.

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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to Andyzot on Tuesday, August 02, 2022 12:35:44
    Re: SOTA?
    By: Andyzot to All on Fri Jul 29 2022 04:00 pm

    Hi all,
    Anyone here do SOTA? Chaser or activator? What are your experiences?
    I'm new to it, recently acquired an FT-817nd, built a linked dipole and put together a go-bag, set off on my first activation yesterday...as unfit as I am, I staggered up my nearest summit, set up my kit, erected the antenna, settled down to do some Tx, and that's when I realised I'd forgotten my mic! First SOTA fail! But, I'm not deterred, I'm heading up again tomorrow, Saturday 30th July, to GW/SW-030, it's nothing special, but hopefully I'll no longer be a SOTA virgin!
    I'm hoping to start Tx at around 1400 UTC, on 40m, 20m and 2m, primarily SSB, so if you're into SOTA, hope to catch ya on the air!
    73

    I am curious too. I've been mainly doing POTA but would love to dive into SOTA one of these days. I live in a state with tons of mountains -- Colorado, so you'd think I'd do it more. I tried to setup a station at Mount Evan's a few weeks ago but ran into one issue after another, so I had to abort. I may try again here soon.

    -KC0ZPS


    The Dawn of Demise BBS (tdod.org)

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  • From Andyzot@VERT/ABBBS to Lab Rat on Sunday, August 07, 2022 11:24:59
    Re: SOTA?
    By: Lab Rat to Andyzot on Sat Jul 30 2022 12:23:43

    Hi Mark,
    I guessed we missed each other :(
    However activation went well and I've managed a 2nd, I've got the bug but don't know how dedicated I'll be, too many other hobbies.

    Thanks for dropping by my BBS, 'AuntieBodiesBBS', where I've started a SOTA Diary, so hope you drop in from time to time.

    SOTA...Onward and Upward
    73
    Thanks
    Andy the SysOp of Auntie Bodies BBS

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  • From Andyzot@VERT/ABBBS to Minex on Sunday, August 07, 2022 11:27:11
    Re: SOTA?
    By: Minex to Andyzot on Tue Aug 02 2022 12:35:44

    Keep going, it's worth it, a sense of achievment, a linked dipole is a good way to start.
    I'm enjoying the QRP aspect too.

    Drop by my BBS 'AuntieBodiesBBS' where I've started a SOTA Diary, be good to catch you on the wind.

    SOTA.....Onward and Upward.
    73
    Thanks
    Andy the SysOp of Auntie Bodies BBS

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