W6YX hiking trip to Black Mountain
We'll be hiking to the summit of Black Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 19th, to operate portable radios and antennas. (If it rains on the 19th we will move the date to Nov. 20th.) We'll try making voice, digital, and CW contacts, and perhaps try making contacts using solar power as well. If conditions are good, we should be able to make contacts up to several thousand miles away.
We'll meet at the Tresidder parking lot at 9:30am and drive 30 minutes to the trail head. Let me know if you need a ride or can provide a ride.
We will eat lunch after we get to the summit, so please bring a packed lunch and one or two bottles of water with you. There is a latrine at the Black Mountain Backpack Camp, a short hike from the summit. Also, remember to dress warmly with multiple layers.
We plan to return to campus by 4pm.
Please e-mail Robert firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coming, and let me know if you need a ride or can provide a ride.
I hope to see you all there!