[VHFcontesting] Slide Mtn NY FN21TX Sat May 1st

George Sintchak/WA2VNV wa2vnv at optonline.net
Wed Apr 28 09:13:26 PDT 2010

I will look for you Sat after 10AM on 144.200 +/- from FN30kv - Eastern Long 
Island, NY.
Your bearing to me from FN21tx is 138.5 degrees(True), distance 99 miles.

73,s, George, WA2VNV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew mennerich" <andrewmennerich at yahoo.com>
To: <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:28 PM
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Slide Mtn NY FN21TX Sat May 1st

Hello everyone,

Andrew K2FR here.  I am going to be climbing Slide Mountain in the Catskills 
on May 1st for the International SOTA (summits on the air) weekend.

I will be attempting to Activate Slide Mtn SOTA identifier W2/GC-001

For my activation I need 4 contacts while at the peak.

Why am I posting here?

I will be at 4200 feet of elevation with a clean line of side in ALL 
directions. I will be in grid FN21TX for those hunting grids.   I am going 
to be carrying my 2m Fm/SSB amp and an Arrow Antenna in hopes of contacting 
brother in PA on SSB,  Its about 140 miles line of site, and I am pretty 
sure we can do it.  I would like to line up other possible contacts at that 
distance or further.  I will not have 50 watts for very long so id like to 
have a couple of long contacts lined up.

I am planning on leaving home around 6am.  At the base at 8am, and hopefully 
at the peak by 10amEST.

I will have APRS running, but from the reports of fellow mountain topper, 
there is no coverage until I get up high.  I will be trackable via K2FR-7(on 
the mountain)  and K2FR-9 while driving up (Pending coverage).  I will have 
my Frequency posted.  I am planning on going on 144.200.

If you might be around this coming Saturday morning and would like to try a 
contact, please shoot me an email so I have an idea of where you will be. 
Obviously I will be taking calls from anyone I can hear while on the peak 
and while batteries last.  I only expect 10-15 min of amp power and I will 
then be QRP at 5 watts till my HT batteries die.

I will shoot out another email probably Thursday night to confirm that im 
100% going.

I look forward to seeing who can be worked =)

Anderw M

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