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Monday, October 21, 2019

Standard Peak (W7M/LM-153) SOTA

Not a lot of pictures today. Standard is the peak that is in the back left of the photo. My daughter and I had a great hike up to the summit of this previously unactivated peak. The weather was calling for rain but we decided to make a go at it. We did not get any rain until the way back down off of the summit and then we got dumped on. We did hear a little bit of thunder but saw no strikes. A great hike.

Date: 8 September 2019

Summit Name: Standard Peak

Summit Coordinates: 48.5419 N 114.2471 W

SOTA summit designator: W7M/FN-153.                        Grid Square: DN28vn.

Elevation: 7,196 ft.                                                            Prominence: 1,476 ft.

Distance: 6.2 miles round trip

Cell Signal: Had signal for most of the trip and was able to send spots at summit using SOTA Goat (Verizon).

APRS Signal: I was hitting digipeaters after making the ridge. Definitely would be able to use APRS to SOTA for spots and send messages from the summit.

Trail Conditions: Well maintained. 2 other parties encountered during the trip. There were plenty of Huckleberries along the trail. Bring a Container.

Equipment Used: Kenwood TM-D72 for APRS and FM contacts. Elecraft KX2 for HF. Homebrew dipole antenna (20m).

Radio Log:
Thanks everyone for the contacts. Special thanks to Martha and Gary for the Summit to Summit contacts. Also to the locals who keep tabs on the kids and I and make sure that we make it out safe.

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