Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sassafrass Mountain Activation

Saturday, October the 8th, was a beautiful day to activate Sassafrass Mountain. The weather was a perfect fall day. As I sat on the Summit Overlook with my FT 817 and Buddiepole rigged for 40 meters working 5 stations before the big guns working contests took over my frequency, I viewed the beautiful mountains, lakes and blue haze.

My friends, Gil KS4YX, Steve W4SLT, Steve WA5KSC, Sue KJ4DLP and Chase KJ4LXC all had a great time as we worked stations from around the world on 10 meters, 40 meters, 20 meters and 2 meters.

I can tell you for sure that an antenna analyzer makes life a lot easier when tuning up antennas!

I learned a lot about how to prepare and execute a SOTA operation and look forward to many more.

1 comment:

  1. Good job, Russ. I am impressed with your Buddipole and I especially love the antenna analyzer. In fact, my home made dipole, for 10 meters, was off the designed frequency quite a bit. Thank goodness I had my antenna tuner. Let's do another summit again in the near future.