Cell status: Verizon=NO APRS=YES The Hike Wow! It has been a while since I wrote here. That would be due to I took the winter off from SOTA to rest my knee. There were a couple of attempts […]
Sierra Pelona
  The Trip Normally I wouldn’t attempt a summit unless I knew the weather was decent. But there are time when you get a break in the rain and have to say the hell with it. Thus, my […]
A Little Rusty I had been wanting to do an activation for a while now. Two months to be exact. I was a little rusty because I had some car trouble recently, transmission, engine and another transmission rebuild. Needless […]

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Mt. Pinos To say I needed to activate something would be an understatement. I had recently sold a rig so I could get a Biennopower battery and a new antenna, among other things. The antenna you might ask […]
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Mt. Baden Powell After a couple failed activations elsewhere I wanted to do one that would be sure to prove successful. So I decided to activate Mt. Baden Powell in the San Gabriel’s. Having never climbed this monster and […]
Hopes High in Los Padres National Forest Let me start off with the fact that San Emigdio Mountain is a pretty cool place to play radio. That is if you don’t need internet, or APRS. I say that […]
Jupiter Mountain You know there is something cool about telling people you are going to hike Jupiter Mountain. It has a certain element of intrigue. I guess that is why I set off when it was 99 degrees […]
The Trip This morning for Summits on the Air I really wanted to set out to Cerro Noroeste to not only activate it but check out the campsites that are in the vicinity. The drive was only about […]
The Hike Today I decided to do a longer hike as I hadn’t done one in a while. Longer hikes tend to kick my butt on the way down due to a knee injury courtesy of the Navy. […]
The Trip Started out at around 0430 for Grass Mountain. I was excited to do this mountain due to it was my first SOTA peak I did when I started a little over a year ago. This one […]