SOTA Jerks head to the ‘dacks!

Frandy/N1FJ and I will be heading to the high peaks of the Adirondacks to activate a few mountains for SOTA. We will activate Whiteface Mountain Monday afternoon then meet up with Dennis/WA2USA Monday evening. The three of us will attempt summits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning before returning to our respective homes.

Dennis, one of the US’s top chasers, is also an activator and very knowledgeable of the area, We’re looking forward to him lending expertise to the ‘Jerks’ and keep us from becoming an item on the 11 PM news! It will be a pleasure to meet Dennis in person for an eyeball QSO after all the contacts we’ve made over the air.

Tomorrow, Monday the 10th Dennis will be activating Cascade Mountain, W2/GA-010 and Frandy and I will be activating Whiteface Mountian, W2/GA-003. Check SOTAwatch for the specific times/frequencies.

We’ll be taking some pictures and will get them up on the website soon. Most likely when we return. Internet connectivity is pretty spotty in the ‘dacks!

So, if you have a moment check the spots and give us a shout if you’re by a rig.

’73 for now,
Frandy & Jim


2 responses to “SOTA Jerks head to the ‘dacks!”

  1. Day 1 report: Activated Whiteface Mtn, W2/GA-003. Weather at the summit was 38 degrees and cloudy/mist. Moderate wind in the 20-25 mph range. Activation successful.

    Met up with Dennis/WA2USA for some pie, then to our cabin to get things ready for tomorrow.

    Received a text message from Doug/W1DMH who is also in the area. We met for dinner and had a fun meal complete with lots of SOTA discussion – how cool is that. Doug is the #1 activator in the US and Dennis is the #3 chaser!

    Laid out plans for tomorrow. Dennis will do Giant for 1630, Doug will do Cascade early and be on Whiteface for 1600. Frandy & I will do Mt. Jo for 1600 followed by Mt. VanHovenburg at 1930. The weather forecast looks much better than today, we’re looking forward to an successful day activating.

  2. This is a good way to start your Adirondack 46’ers too. That’s earned by hiking 46 peaks above 4000 feet. You should keep track of them. A friend of mine (non-active ham too) completed them last year.

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