On 04 October I activated this summit while on my lunch break. I met up with Elliot (K6EL) and did more talking then activating, which was great. I learned a lot from someone who has been very influential in the SOTA community. A great SOTA activation.
Route: Pretty easy in San Francisco. I followed Elliot's directions from the SOTA website.
Cell Signal: Yes (Verizon), No issues with Digital signal.
Interference: It was very windy so this seemed to have an effect.
Distance: Less then a mile round trip.
Trail Condition: Very Easy to follow trail all the way to the top.
EveryTrail Route: No tracks on this trip. To easy.
Setup: FT857d, MP1 SuperAntenna, 3 Counter poises at 1/4 wavelength, 12 ft telescoping whip on, 7.5 A/H SLAB.
Elliot showing me how its done on CW. Elliot's pack was definitely heavier then mine. Lots of toys in that bag. I this picture you can really see my SuperAntenna being bent over by the wind!
A nice view of San Francisco to the South East.
Looking towards Sutro Tower to the North East.
This was a great opportunity to meet Elliot and have a good activation in San Francisco. I look forward to many more activations after the healing.