Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Summits on the Air -- Bear Mountain, WA

I recently became interested in Summits on the Air (SOTA) and went up on November 7th for the first ever SOTA activation (ham radio jargon for making radio contacts from a specific place) of Bear Mountain near Lake Chelan. I made amateur radio contacts around the country on 10 watts of power. This was only my third SOTA activation, though I've been active in ham radio for a few years now. I got into Parks on the Air (POTA) in early 2020, just before the pandemic hit the US. So far it's been fun adding SOTA to the mix and I am looking forward to more adventures with ham radio.

I wrote a more detailed blog post of my experience on pnwsota.org.

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