Sunrise on 9/11/2021
11 September 2021 W6/CT-207
Another pre-dawn start got me to the summit of Simi Peak just as the sun rose. It was forecast to be triple digits in the Valley and I wanted to be back at the car before the temperature broke 100.
Perhaps the best part of this activation was that I got to work Martha W0ERI and Gary W0MNA on our first summit-to-summit. Martha and Gary have been such faithful chasers that it was a thrill to finally get them on a summit – and a S2S no less! They were on Rich Mountain in Arkansas. I could hear them quite well on the QSB peaks on 20 meters. They had a little trouble pulling me out, but we made contact!
The hike was the same one I did on my last activation on October 13, 2020
This time the 2.5 mile hike with over 1,000 feet of gain took me a little over an hour. Plenty of parking at the end of King James Court.
Cell coverage from Verizon is good.