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
Antenna: Packtenna Mini 29′
Bands used: 20m and 40m
Furthest QSO: ~2,643mi with N1GB
Hike in: Yes
Solo operation: Yes
Sprint Coverage: Excellent, LTE full bars. Parking: Limited, side road dirt parking.
Dogs: Yes Fees: None
Parking is a dirt road with only a few cars on it when I went on a Monday morning, but this side of the bay dose get packed on the weekends. The views are amazing but the climb is brutal for such a short distance.
My trail taken.
The starting Gates:
Other useful stuff:
The majority of this can be done on bike. From K6JEL’s report it can get pretty hot out here during the summer and with little to no tree coverage, this would probably be a much more comfortable hike in the winter.