Pacifico Mountain

Looking northeast across the Antelope Valley. Telescope Peak (W6/CD-003) was visible on this clear day.

28 AUGUST 2021 W6/CT-015

My last trip to Pacifico Mountain was on June 29, 1980 – over 40 years ago! My friend Jon Fredland drove his 1960 Chevy Impala and as I recall the 6 mile road up from Mill Creek Summit was pretty good and the Impala had no trouble. After last weekend’s discovery that the Alamo Mountain road had deteriorated over the intervening years, I was glad that Brian WA6JFK offered to drive in his Honda Element. The road was a bit rough in places and I was happy not to be in the Audi.

Our SOTA day was wildly successful. I had my biggest day ever with 34 contacts, including 16 summit-to-summits! Thank you Brian for driving. We had a blast on the radios and a nice picnic to boot!

View from the station. Nice to have a built-in picnic table

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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