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Episode #15 – Q&A for the SOTA Rookie PART II

Episode #15 – Q&A for the SOTA Rookie PART II
Continuing this roundtable discussion for new SOTA ops, I have invited a panel of some of the more experienced Arizona SOTA activators to join us on this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ” to talk to the NEW SOTA ROOKIES. This will be a great opportunity for other experienced SOTA ops to join the chat and offer their insights. And of course, those new to SOTA shouldn’t miss this one!

Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Episode #14 – Stu KB1HQS

Episode #14 – Stu KB1HQS
Stu KB1HQS achieved Mountain Goat in January of this year, 2021. He has activated summits in a number of states and frequently goes on multiple day excursions. He has a book, webpage and other resources to help people learn about portable ops! Join us as Stu talks about backpacking and day trips on this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”.

Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Most Used Frequencies for Summits on the Air Activations

Harquahala Mountain is notoriously steep and requires a good off-road vehicle to make it to the top. I hopped in the jeep with Alex K7AEM for this SOTA activation. Alex frequently goes on long extended off road trips and has a lot of 4×4 experience. Since I was with Alex, I asked him to talk a little about off-roading tips. Then I answered a question that quite a number of viewers have asked – "How do you get so many contacts and what are the most common SOTA frequencies used by activators". This was a fun one. Enjoy!

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Mystery guest uses SOTA to get on the air for the first time!

I invite a newly licensed technician class operator to join me for a Summits on the Air activation. We discuss some of the basic ideas and concepts needed to get on the radio for the first time. We also discuss a few of the basics for activating a SOTA peak. Then we put it all in to practice and activate a summit. On the summit, It’s the first time this mystery guest has ever been on the air.

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Episode #13 – Batteries for Portable Ops

Episode #13 – Batteries for Portable Ops
Dennis AD6DM and Mike K8MRD join us for this episode to talk batteries. Both guests have a great working knowledge about the science of batteries and can offer great insights into the different options out there for portable operations.

Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Episode #12 – Malen VE6VID

Episode #12 – Malen VE6VID
Malen VE6VID achieved Mountain Goat activating peaks in the Canadian Rockies. He’s Alberta’s 2nd Goat, and only the 4th in Canada. He just reached that milestone in January of 2021. Activating in the Canadian Rockies is no joke!! Join us as Malen talks about his adventures on his way to Mountain Goat on this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”.

Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

The calculator for EDZ is located here: http://www.westmountainradio.com/antenna_calculator_zepp.php?frequency=146.53
The toroid part number is Fair-Rite Products Corp # 2643625002 available from DigiKey for about $1.00 each.

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Kentuck PAIN and EDZ GAIN

I join my friend, Brian W7JET for a Summits On The Air activation of Kentuck Mountain. This was a formidable bushwhack of 5.5 miles and 1800 feet of elevation gain. Rocks, rocks, rocks and more rocks with one fence crossing after another and exposed ridgelines. This one was quite a physical challenge. That was the pain part. Once we reached the summit I tried out an extended double zepp antenna that Malen VE6VID sent me. That was the gain part.

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Episode #11 – Q&A for the SOTA Rookie

Episode #11 – Q&A for the SOTA Rookie
The W7A Summits on the Air association has a bunch or new SOTA Rookies. Recently, in the AZSOTA groups.io group, there is a lot of great discussion about how to do SOTA including helpful hints for the rookies. I have invited a panel of some of the more experienced Arizona SOTA activators to join us on this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ” to talk to the NEW SOTA ROOKIES. This will be a great opportunity for other experienced SOTA ops to join the chat and offer their insights. And of course, those new to SOTA shouldn’t miss this one!
With Pete Wa7JTM, Keith KR7RK, Dave AE9Q and the show’s hosts.

Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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