I thought I’d take a quick break and climb a mountain, in this case, Viejas. I always forget how long this hike is. It’s only about 1.5 miles to the summit but with the rocky terrain and the 1,400 foot climb, it takes a while.
The last time I was up here I got a contact in Spain on SSB. Today, I netted ZL1BYZ, John in New Zealand via CW (morse code), a station in Canada and a bunch in the US. I had 29 contacts today, all but two of them via CW.
The weather was clear and a million and probably about 70F.
● First aid kit. Make sure it’s a good one... like ability to patch up an impalement wound.
● Elecraft KX2 10 watt HF Radio
● 30’ of coax feed line (not needed
● 3 L of water (8 lb)
● iPhone with All Trails, MotionX GPS and sota goat
● Trekking poles (not today)
● LNR End Fed multi-band antenna
● AnyTone AT-868UV DMR radio for testing.
● Custom wine bottle cork paddles for CW (crafted by K6ARK)
● American Morse Porta Paddle for CW
● Delorme Inreach satellite tracker and communicator.
● Jetboil MicroMo cooking system (left at the car this trip)
● Yaesu FT-2DR HT (backup left in the car)
● Packtenna. (did not take)
● Yaesu FT-891D HF Radio at 100 watts (left this in the car :) )
● Extra LiFePO Battery (not needed)
(aka chris claborne