SOTA summit: Loma Alta W6/NC-350 Activation Date: November 28, 2016 Distance: approx 4.5mi round trip.    Time: 1Hr 45min   Elevation gain: 1,188ft Portable operation: Yes Radio: IC-706MK2G Antenna: Packtenna Mini 29′  Bands used: 20m and 40m Furthest QSO: ~2,643mi with N1GB Hike in: Yes  Solo operation: Yes Recommend: Absolutely Sprint Coverage: Excellent, LTE full bars.         Parking: Limited, side road dirt parking.  Dogs: Yes                […]

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W6/NC-378 Mt Wittenburg

For directions to the trail head via google maps just type in, 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 On your way in you will turn onto a road and pass what is called “the big red barn”. Go to the very end of the road where there is free […]

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W6/NC-496 Burra Burra

Hard way I parked at Bell Station Farmers Market (14962-16080 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023) and Bike/ Hiked 7 1/2 miles (15mi total) to the Dowdy Ranch visitors center and then onto a short trail not far from there that takes you right to the peak. It took me about 2 hours to hike/bike […]

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