MY FIRST SOTA ACTIVATION

Historical Marker detailing the site

Today I activated W8O/CT-001– Cambell Hill near Bellefountaine Ohio.  This summit is the highest point in Ohio at 1550 ASL. (Seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_Hill_(Ohio) for more info on Cambell Hill).

I was able to make QSO’s on 30, 20 and 15 meters. I tried 40 and 17, but was not able to log any QSO’s.

It was a beautiful day with temps in the low 70’s and a light breeze.

I spent about 2 hours on the summit calling CQ and wound up working 16 stations.

Thanks to N4EX, K4PIC, N7UN, VE2JCW, W7RV, K1CM, K5WI, NS7P, CT1BQH, HB9BHW, W0ERI, W0MNA, KC7DM, K6DGW, WA6RIC and W7CNL.

For more information about SOTA (Summits On The Air), please seehttp://www.sotadata.org.uk/default.aspx

See more pics below:

Marker

Set up on bench using my KX-3

Wire can barely be seen in the tree

View from the Base of the antenna.  9:1 balun and 31 feet of wire

View from the summit

View from the summit

View from the summit

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