Summits on the Air W6/CT-093 Burnt Peak

Location: Southern California (Sierra Pelona Mountains) Cell Reception:  Verizon Elevation: 5,787′ Hike Time: 1hr (estimated) Trail Type: Forest Road, Lots of down hill and up hill. Don’t do this one on a hot day. Temp Start 75F Temp End 93F   I departed Santa Clarita at about 5am. Headed North on I-5 to Lake Hughes road. […]

Summits on the Air W6/CT-130 Grass Mountain

Cell Coverage: Verizon LTE Elevation: 4,619ft Location: 34.6410977°N, -118.4134145°W Well originally I was going to activate W6/CT-158 4020 which is real close to Camp 9 Fire Station. Little did I know the jerks with the county closed off the road. Can we have anything?!? Trying to beat the heat as we have been well over 100 […]

Summits on the Air W6/CT-012 Waterman Mountain

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 at different summits which turned into me turning back before making the summit. So today would be […]

Summits on the Air W6/CT-116 Sierra Pelona

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 activation of Sierra Pelona. The drive needless to say was filled with fog and low visibility. I […]

Summits on the Air W6/CT-140 Jupiter Mountain

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 to say that car is gone and I have a reliable vehicle again. My trusty Rav4. Being […]

Summits on the Air W6/CC-002 Mt. Pinos

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 would be an LNR Precision Trail Friendly End Fed. And the Battery is a hell of a […]

Summits on the Air W6/CT-004 Mt. Baden Powell


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 honestly wasn’t sure that I was going to make it. Also, I am still dealing with a […]

Summits on the Air W6/SC-002 San Emigdio Mountain

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 because I had neither. Which makes for a tough activation. Put it this way, after calling for […]

Summits on the Air W6/CT-140 Jupiter Mountain

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 outside. With a 40 minute drive the temp could drop a bit though. And drop did it! By […]

Summits on the Air W6/SC-001 Cerro Noroeste

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 an hour and a half from Santa Clarita, CA.  Once I got there I polished off my […]