A nostalgic visit to a rare, still-functioning fire lookout tower.
Monthly Archives: January 2021
A wonderful winter activation that almost didn’t happen.
Saddle Peak 4
My brand-new KX2 on its second activation with the Bioenno 3ah external battery and groovy WA6JFK cable 11 JANUARY 2021 W6/CT-274 As the Santa Ana winds raged over the weekend I built a 20m speaker wire doublet/dipole. By the end of the weekend it was tuned up and ready to go. The winds abated SundayContinue reading “Saddle Peak 4”
Triunfo Lookout 2
7 JANUARY 2021 W6/SC-219 It took several months, but my new Elecraft KX2 Finally arrived! I was so thrilled to finally have an HF radio, I decided to revisit Triunfo Lookout to try it out. I also purchased a Packtenna end-fed random wire to go with the KX2. The Santa Ana winds had been blowingContinue reading “Triunfo Lookout 2”
Strawberry Peak & Mount Lawlor
My old friend Bill Smith proposed to a bunch of us old rock and mountain people that we all should attempt to do the entire John Muir Trail starting this coming summer. It’s an audacious plan for a group of sixtysomethings, but the idea has taken hold. It’s going to take a lot of preparationContinue reading “Strawberry Peak & Mount Lawlor”
Clark’s Peak 2020 and 2021
The Anacapa Islands and Santa Cruz Island with a container ship from Clark’s Peak 31 DECEMBER 2020 – 1 JANUARY 2021 W6/SC-292 Scott WA9STI had let me know about the Zulu New Year in SOTA – or the phenomena that an operator could get credit for two activations by operating from a summit on theContinue reading “Clark’s Peak 2020 and 2021”