Sunday, December 1, 2013

HEMLOCK KNOB





The day after Thanksgiving and it was a beautiful November morning.  I decided it would be a good day to burn off a few calories and get in a SOTA. So fueled by turkey and a passion for SOTA I set out towards Hemlock Knob.  Hemlock Knob is a 3973ft peak just off the Cherohala Skyway at latitude - longitude coordinates of N 35.359526 and W -84.103246. 


 The hike begins at Eagles Gap parking area and you follow an overgrown service road most of the way to the summit.  The hike is less than a mile and not too strenuous.  I believe that this is another summit that would be easier to complete in the colder months of the year due to the abundance of briars and Mountain Laurel. 




After reaching the summit I set up within the remnants of an old Ranger Station.  The antenna I used today was an 88ft inverted V supported by my 31 ft Jackite fiberglass pole.  I run 300ohm twin line down and directly to the BNC connector on my KX3.  I made 34 QSO's today.  I made some great contacts on 12m into Europe and the UK!  Thanks to all the chasers out there!




Date:29/Nov/2013 Summit:W4T/SU-043 (Hemlock Knob) Call Used:KK4NQQ Points: 8 Bonus: 0   Delete

TimeCallBandModeNotes
15:30zKC4PMS7MHzSSB
15:31zKK4RDO7MHzSSB
15:32zN4EX7MHzSSB
15:33zNE4TN7MHzSSB
15:34zW4DOW7MHzSSB
15:36zKF4MH7MHzSSB
15:37zKG3W7MHzSSB
15:37zW0MNA7MHzSSB
15:38zKB1RJD7MHzSSB
15:38zKB1RJC7MHzSSB
15:38zKB1RJC7MHzSSB
15:39zK0LAF7MHzSSB
15:40zWA2USA7MHzSSB
15:41zAE4FZ7MHzSSB
15:42zW0ERI7MHzSSB
15:43zW6UB7MHzSSB
15:45zWG8Y7MHzSSB
15:46zN7AMA24MHzSSB
15:47zW7RV24MHzSSB
15:48zK7JFD24MHzSSB
15:49zG0RQL24MHzSSB
15:50zDL1DVE24MHzSSB
15:51zG4UXH24MHzSSB
15:52zEA3EVL24MHzSSB
16:03zAI8F24MHzSSB
16:04zM0LEP24MHzSSB
16:05zMM0USU24MHzSSB
16:06zM0MDA24MHzSSB
16:07zM6ARF24MHzSSB
16:08zOZ5HP24MHzSSB
16:15zI6FLD24MHzSSB
16:22zKB2TIA18MHzSSB
16:23zN0MNO18MHzSSB
16:25zK2MIJ18MHzSSB

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THE ACTIVATION!!!


73's AND KEEP CLIMBING!





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