Lovejoy Buttes

Here’s the station on the summit of the actual highest of the intriguingly-named Lovejoy Buttes

9 JANUARY 2022 W6/ND-323

After doing Parker Mountain I was still feeling up for some hiking so I headed out to do the Lovejoy Buttes. This activation had been by fall-back plan if Parker was too windy. The NOAA forecast for this area was much more moderate.

A note of warning to anyone attempting to activate the Lovejoy Buttes. The plural “buttes” is the watchword. Gaia GPS and others mark the summit on a butte that is lower and about a mile to the east of the actual activation zone’s high point.

This erroneous summit does have a nice picnic table and gas grill (see photo below).

As billed the summit wasn’t as windy and I had a nice time activating with 3 S2S contacts.

This is the spot that the maps list as The Lovejoy Buttes. The actual highpoint is out above the picnic table
A blustery day, but I had a lot of fun

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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