I had an opportunity on Sunday for a quick activation. This was an ideal place as I was able to get there quickly and make the short hike. I will readily admit the first 1/3 of the hike is VERY steep going up and equally challenging going back down. I had good tracking on aprs.fi as KB6CIO-7.
Some way points:
Summit is at: 34.032299041748, -117.44270324707 equivalent to N 34° 01.938 W 117° 26.562
Parking at Martin Tudor-Jurupa Hills Regional Park 34.045142, -117.436664 Approximately N34 02.746 W117 26.195. The actual trail head is at the cell phone tower with the fake pine tree.
Geocaches (used mainly for way points) on the route were:
Jelly Legs GC12624 http://coord.info/GC12624
Soylent Green GCXN15 http://coord.info/GCXN15
Jurupa Hill Cache GC44RDD http://coord.info/GC44RDD
Mt. Jurupa GCXN3F http://coord.info/GCXN3F
I had excellent T-Mobile cell or data service so it became easy to self SPOT. I enjoyed the luxury of K6QCB doing my initial SPOT’s. I was hoping he would be on so he could get a SOTA complete for this summit – yeah, sweet success! As I was preparing this I realized I also got to help NA6MG with his ‘complete’ on this one.
Some side notes that I rarely mention. I carry the 10 essentials. Plenty of water and snacks. In the event of a significant emergency I will use the “Ham Radio Wilderness Protocol on 146.52 FM”. You can Google these. I monitor that frequency when I have full batteries. On low battery I follow the protocol. I hope more SOTA folks pass this information along.
You get lucky on this one as I do not have any pictures 🙂
Date: 26/Apr/2015 Summit: W6/CT-212 Mt. Jurupa Call Used: KB6CIO
|18:09z||N5GGG||18MHz||SSB||18.165 57/55 Dave Arkansas|
|18:29z||K6QCB||144MHz||FM||146.52 59/59 did SPOTs and ref info for S2S|
|18:43z||KI6SN||144MHz||FM||55/59 Richard new homebrew antenna|
|18:47z||K6YOA||7MHz||SSB||S2S 7.185 W6/CC-014 44/55|
|18:56z||AF7GL||14MHz||SSB||S2S W7W/KG-051 14.282 57/58 aka F7GL|
|19:08z||N6KZ||7MHz||SSB||7.185 59/55 AZ|
|19:12z||K6HPX||7MHz||SSB||will look him up when in AZ 59/56|
|19:36z||N7KRN||14MHz||SSB||14.275 59/58 WA|
|20:02z||N1RCQ||21MHz||SSB||44/35 Good OP who worked long and hard for this.|
|20:22z||WB0KIU||24MHz||SSB||24.946 55/47 Iowa|
|20:40z||NE4TN||28MHz||SSB||28.370 55/44 TN|
|20:42z||W4CEO||28MHz||SSB||59/33 NC Joe|
Thanks to the Chasers I had a fantastic time! There was a Florida QSO contest on most bands that gave me some challenges hearing and being heard which added to the challenge of my QRP watt station.