[VHFcontesting] Slide Mtn NY FN21TX Sat May 1st
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
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
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
I look forward to seeing who can be worked =)
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