Recent SOTA Activations

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pt. 968 (W6/CV-017) SOTA Activation

On 01 October I activated this summit while I was at Travis AFB for my Pre-op for back surgery. This is an easy summit that can be done with just a couple of hours to spare. 

Route: I was in Fairfield, CA and headed east on Interstate 80 and get off just before you get to Vacaville on the Pena Adobe Road. Follow the signs into the Lagoon Valley Park and pay for a $3 parking pass at the gate. Make your way around about 1 mile until you see a large parking lot on your right, and a horse riding area on the left. Park here and follow the road up to the summit. There are a couple good trees to hang a wire if you want to.

Cell Signal: Yes (Verizon), No issues with Digital signal.

Interference: Nothing Significant.

Distance: About 3 miles round trip.

Trail Condition: Very Easy to follow paved road all the way to the top.

Setup: FT857d, MP1 SuperAntenna, 3 Counter poises at 1/4 wavelength, 12 ft telescoping whip on, 7.5 A/H SLAB.


A view looking up towards the top. This is the little walking trail that goes straight up the side of the mountain that I took but there is a road that makes its way around the back side.

A look back down towards the reservoir

Towards the city of Vacaville

Thanks to all the chasers. A quick and fun activation.


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