Friday, August 23, 2013

El Sereno (W6/NC-191) SOTA Activation

I took the whole family out to this one as it was not just a SOTA but also Geo Caching which the kids enjoy. It was a great trip with the family.

Date: 8/18/2013    Summit: W6/NC-191 El Sereno

Rig: Yaesu FT857d 30 watts into an MP-Superantenna (6 - 1/4 wave counter poises, 12ft MFJ Telescoping Whip), 

Route: From Mountain view I headed South on CA85, CA17 South, At about the 5 mile mark take the Bear Creek exit and make a 180 degree turn onto Montevino Rd. Follow Montevina Road all the way up to the gate and then follow the road in. Turn Left at the T intersection and for a total walking distance of about .6 miles. If you go just beyond the summit there is a nice shade tree off to the left side of the road. 


This SOTA activation was another trip with the whole family. Even Kimber the 8 month old was enjoying this one in her backpack. The weather was very hot at about 90 degrees when we got back to the Van. Watch out for the poison oak at the summit. On the way to the summit and after the summit we also got in a little Geo Cacheing.

The first Geo Cache we came upon.



This was a geo cahce on the way up the road to the trail head.



Benchmark at the last geo cache site.


The proof in the Picture


All in all a great activation and fun with the family. Look for us all on other summits. Listen for the kids and the XYL to be calling CQ. They are all working on their licenses but this will take some time.

My Log:

V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:51,14MHz,SSB,N1EU,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:51,14MHz,SSB,W0MNA,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:52,14MHz,SSB,AE4FZ,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:53,14MHz,SSB,N5JKY,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:53,14MHz,SSB,AK4VU,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:54,14MHz,SSB,W0ERI,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:54,14MHz,SSB,NS7P,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:55,14MHz,SSB,VE1WT,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:55,14MHz,SSB,K6EL,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:56,14MHz,SSB,AD4RE,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:57,14MHz,SSB,K5RWP,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:57,14MHz,SSB,K3EL,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:58,14MHz,SSB,N7UN,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,21:59,14MHz,SSB,KL7RMS,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:00,14MHz,SSB,N4MJ,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:02,14MHz,SSB,W7GST,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:04,14MHz,SSB,KF7AHO,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:07,14MHz,SSB,WB5USB,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:10,14MHz,SSB,KD0U,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:10,14MHz,SSB,KK1W,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:12,14MHz,SSB,KG6HXN,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:14,14MHz,SSB,AC0A,,
V2,KF7PXT,W6/NC-209,10/08/2013,22:18,144MHz,SSB,K6EL,,

Thanks to all the chasers that make this so much fun for my family and I!!




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