On Saturday, September 23rd we’ll head to Mt. Wachusett (W1/CR-001) in Princeton, MA. It is only about an hour drive from Nashua.
The Address is: 345 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA.
There is a road to the summit and hiking trails to the top. If you haven’t gotten in on the SOTA action yet, come and join us and get in on the fun! We’ll try to arrive around 10:00 am and operate until you’re too cold or have worked everyone on the bands.
Fred, AB1OC will be bringing the same 6 meter setup that he brought to Mt. Washington. You can bring your own setup or operate from our portable station. Rumor has it he also has FT8 and Meteor Scatter setup so you can try your hand at these digital modes!
Contact Jamey Finchum, KC1ENX, if you plan on coming or if you have any questions.
This radio looks like a SDR-based successor to the IC-910H. It appears to be based upon the same SDR platform that is used in the IC-7300 and the upcoming Icom IC-7610. This should make a very good radio for Satellite and EME work!
I am hoping for an external monitor capability via USB or Ethernet to take full advantage of the panadapter display. Availability is probably a year away or more…
Fred, AB1OC, Tony, KC1DLX, and Anita, AB1QB, road up the Auto Road. It was an 8-mile drive to the top with breathtaking views along the way.
We had great weather on the mountain. Clouds sometimes passed overhead but it was sunny most of the time which provided for great views of the surrounding White Mountains.
Operating at the Summit
When we reached the summit, we set up a 6-meter station with an Icom IC-7300 and an M2 6 meter beam at 22 ft.
The station was powered by batteries and solar panels.
Fred, Tony, and I had a great time operating the station, completing over 50 QSOs all over the Northeast.
Several other members joined us at the summit, including Al, KC1FOZ and Tom, KC1GGP.
After the Activation
Thanks to Tony, KC1DXL, and his XYL Josephine, who hosted us for a delicious dinner at their nearby condo after the activation.
Thanks to Jamey, KC1ENX, for planning a great day for club members! This was our 3rd SOTA/POTA activation this year and each one has been better than the previous one! We’re looking forward to the next summit!