ops log

Friday, October 9, we took a hike on S. Coldwater Trail, near Mt. St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge Observatory [APRS Track].

During this trip, I beaconed my position at 4 minute intervals while walking for about 7 miles total, out and back. Because of the topography of the area and proximity of digipeaters, only 3 of approximately 75 packets were gated to APRS-IS!

Later that evening, I assembled a temporary 80m wire dipole and played around with the Xiegu G90. More reports to come once I can get all of the requisite cables and firmware updates, as well as a separate post for the permanent antenna setup.

  • 14:00 146.76 W7BU Nicolai QSO K7DRY from S. Coldwater Trail (HT)
  • 15:15 145.47 K7CPR Capitol Peak QSO KE7KQI from Spirit Lake Hwy (Mobile)
Written on October 9, 2020

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