Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GREY DAY ON GREENTOP

Had a few hours after a short day at work, so I decided to make a quick SOTA Trek.  I headed out to Greentop Mountain W4T/SU-076.  Greentop is an easy summit to access.  A short drive from Knoxville, and a short walk from the gate into the activation zone.  The weather started out grey and cool.  It soon turned to white and cold as snow flurries moved into the area, and the winds picked up. Greentop's towers create a lot of noise on the receiving end, so I had some difficulties picking out some contacts.

 I set up among the multitude of radio towers on the summit and started calling.  I worked 40 stations including some DX: Finland, Greece, England, Spain, and Whales.  One of the best contacts of the day was WG0AT!  I have enjoyed his activation videos for a long time.  It was great to finally QSO my SOTA hero!  And Thank you to all of the contacts below! 

Date:25/Mar/2014 Summit:W4T/SU-076 (Greentop) Call Used:KK4NQQ Points: 8 Bonus:
TimeCallBandModeNotes
17:10zWX4ET7MHzSSBGreentop
17:16zAE4FZ7MHzSSBGreentop
17:16zW4DOW7MHzSSBGreentop
17:17zW4JKC7MHzSSBGreentop
17:17zN4EX7MHzSSBGreentop
17:18zK4LFB7MHzSSBGreentop
17:26zNE4TN7MHzSSBGreentop
17:26zVA3MZB7MHzSSBGreentop
17:38zW0MNA7MHzSSBGreentop
17:38zWOERI14MHzSSBGreentop
17:39zNS7P14MHzSSBGreentop
17:40zVE2JCW14MHzSSBGreentop
17:40zW7RV14MHzSSBGreentop
17:41zN7UN14MHzSSBGreentop
17:43zKB1RJC14MHzSSBGreentop
17:48zWI2W14MHzSSBGreentop
17:48zKC3BZT14MHzSSBGreentop
17:50zKK4HEQ14MHzSSBGreentop
17:51zN8DEA14MHzSSBGreentop
17:52zW7CNL14MHzSSBGreentop
17:53zKG3W14MHzSSBGreentop
18:00zG6TUH24MHzSSBGreentop
18:01zK6EL24MHzSSBGreentop
18:02zW7RV24MHzSSBGreentop
18:03zW7AUM24MHzSSBGreentop
18:05zOH9XX24MHzSSBGreentop
18:06zWA6RIC24MHzSSBGreentop
18:06zWG0AT24MHzSSBGreentop
18:08zKK7EL24MHzSSBGreentop
18:09zEA2DT24MHzSSBGreentop
18:13zN7AMA24MHzSSBGreentop
18:15zKB7HH24MHzSSBGreentop
18:16zKD5KC24MHzSSBGreentop
18:18zWB5USB24MHzSSBGreentop
18:20zON4FI24MHzSSBGreentop
18:22zGW4VPX24MHzSSBGreentop
18:22zNS7P24MHzSSBGreentop
18:25zKF5PMU24MHzSSBGreentop
18:30zG0RQL24MHzSSBGreentop
18:31zSV2OEW24MHzSSBGreentop

 

 

I have a big announcement to make.  I have been named one of my Departments new K9 Officers.  In May I begin the K9 Academy and I get to pick out my furry new partner.  I will do my best to activate whenever I can, but who knows how much time I will have in the next two months.   I will post a few picks soon.  And who knows, I might be able to bring him along on a few SOTA's!!!
 


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