Trip of 2013.05.12

  • Succeeded: Yes
  • First-activation: No

See my trip planning guide at: SOTA Guide: W4G/CE-001, Kennesaw Mountain


I hiked most of the way up from the visitor center with my youngest son. Then I realized that I forgot the iPhone and I’d left it sitting in plain view. We hiked back down to rescue it. Then we took the shuttle to the upper parking lot.

I used an AlexLoop for the first time. I tried 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, and 10m. I had success on 20m, limited success on 15m and 17m, and a single very weak contact on 12m.

Whenever a tourist would come along and look like he/she might interrupt me, I shout, “Tour guide!” and my 9 year-old son would put down his book, hop up and give a little lecture on SOTA and the finer points of the ionosphere. He has a big vocabulary for a kid his age. It was fun watching people react.