Frazier Mountain

KG6MZS SUMMIT ACTIVATION

25 NOVEMBER 2020 W6/CC-003

After hiking up Mount Pinos I drove over to Frazier Mountain to meet my friends Brian WA6JFK and Scott WA9STI. I last drove up this mountain on July 3rd, 1989. The road seemed rougher than I remembered it from 31 years ago and the abandoned fire lookout was more decrepit (see photo above)

Scott had set up his KX3 with a 100 watt amp and generously let me use it on 17m for my first SSB SOTA contacts. What a great set-up! Brian and I also used Scott’s 1.2 GHz radio and beam to make contact with Jon K6LDQ in Torrance. This was my first time on 1.2 GHz. Thank you Scott!

Scott, WA9STI at the operating position of his very cool setup operating his club’s call of WA6LE
Brian WA6JFK and his HF setup
Double and Tehachapi Mountain from Frazier Mountain

The Hundred Peaks Section climbing guide for Frazier Mountain.

More information about the Summits on the Air program.

Published by wringmaster

I'm a graphic artist in the movie business. When I was a kid I got interested in astronomy. When it would get too cloudy to observe the heavens, my buddy and I would sit at the VFO of his Hallicrafters S 38c like safe crackers trying to coax faraway signals out of that humble radio. My love of astronomy and radio survive to this day fifty+ years later.

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