Gridpedition DM17 Update


Eric KG6MZS
 

Hello All,

It's now looking like I might be able to get away on Friday. With any luck that should put me into Nevada late in the day -- possibly around 00:00 UTC or a little later.  I'm hoping to set up a base camp on Palmetto Mountain, so I should be on a lot of the day on Saturday too.

If I can, I will get the station set up and start calling CQ on Friday late afternoon/early evening mostly on 20m and 40m.  I will be in the area until Sunday looking to activate Palmetto Mountain, Magruder Mountain and Harvey Peak.  It's possible that I could have the digital station set up on Harvey too.  Magruder will be SSB only as it is a bit of a hike and I am not going to pack two deep cycle batteries and a laptop ;-)

Last weekend's shake down excursion to Frazier Mountain was very informative.  I've hopefully ironed out a lot of bugs and gotchas.  Here is the full write up from that trip:

https://kg6mzs.com/2022/05/15/frazier-mountain-x2/

I will try and keep this group posted here but you can look for my spots on SOTAwatch3:

https://sotawatch.sota.org.uk/en/

...or via my Garmin InReach at:

https://share.garmin.com/KG6MZS

...or via APRS as KG6MZS-7 at:

https://aprs.fi

I will be doing this solo as my nephew bailed on this trip.  Wish me luck and I hope to see all who want this grid in my waterfall.

73

Eric KG6MZS


stan W9SMR
 

Eric,

You are phenomenal! Love the Drone view over your campsite.

All are looking forward to your SOTA next weekend,

Thanks for setting the challenges.

73,
Stan
W9SMR

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Subject: [070Club] Gridpedition DM17 Update

Hello All,

It's now looking like I might be able to get away on Friday. With any
luck that should put me into Nevada late in the day -- possibly around
00:00 UTC or a little later. I'm hoping to set up a base camp on
Palmetto Mountain, so I should be on a lot of the day on Saturday too.

If I can, I will get the station set up and start calling CQ on Friday
late afternoon/early evening mostly on 20m and 40m. I will be in the
area until Sunday looking to activate Palmetto Mountain, Magruder
Mountain and Harvey Peak. It's possible that I could have the digital
station set up on Harvey too. Magruder will be SSB only as it is a bit
of a hike and I am not going to pack two deep cycle batteries and a
laptop ;-)

Last weekend's shake down excursion to Frazier Mountain was very
informative. I've hopefully ironed out a lot of bugs and gotchas. Here
is the full write up from that trip:

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fkg6mzs.com%2F2022%2F05%2F15%2Ffrazier-mountain-x2%2F&;data=05%7C01%7C%7C3dbd52da61b949dc92b708da38dfd4de%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637884831239308448%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=H8%2BLG2q4YhHSnHol5xfTEZ%2B92%2BwHYThcSvV6tzxRoJA%3D&amp;reserved=0

I will try and keep this group posted here but you can look for my spots
on SOTAwatch3:

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsotawatch.sota.org.uk%2Fen%2F&;data=05%7C01%7C%7C3dbd52da61b949dc92b708da38dfd4de%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637884831239308448%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=%2FtSW%2FAxjzF%2BGi%2Fey5PyqoZpe0Z375hb0H7SLz6fAu80%3D&amp;reserved=0

...or via my Garmin InReach at:

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fshare.garmin.com%2FKG6MZS&;data=05%7C01%7C%7C3dbd52da61b949dc92b708da38dfd4de%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637884831239308448%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=8grWr291NBaScDm4ehsU%2BYNLfuixfw%2B%2F49y6DmizPNc%3D&amp;reserved=0

...or via APRS as KG6MZS-7 at:

https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faprs.fi%2F&;data=05%7C01%7C%7C3dbd52da61b949dc92b708da38dfd4de%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637884831239308448%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=Tpu4M6FnrzOTKfO4xqhTKnnKbVlxI5IvQVg4hVmOaXA%3D&amp;reserved=0

I will be doing this solo as my nephew bailed on this trip. Wish me
luck and I hope to see all who want this grid in my waterfall.

73

Eric KG6MZS


Eric KG6MZS
 

Thank you Stan!  You just moved to the head of the pileup ;-)

73 Eric

On 5/18/22 8:55 AM, stan W9SMR wrote:
Eric,

You are phenomenal! Love the Drone view over your campsite.

All are looking forward to your SOTA next weekend,

Thanks for setting the challenges.

73,
Stan
W9SMR