I am planning a return trip to Mt Pilchuck (because it is there) to work some Phone, CW and Laser Line-Of-Site (LOS) contacts. The preferred operating site is at the 2600 ft level on the West side of the mountain.
For LOS, I am planning on taking Binoculars, a Small Keyed Laser Pointer, Tripod and a Key. UPDATE: to avoid public laser concerns, I will leave the laser at home and do the LOS experiment with a normal flash light or signal mirror.
For RF, I am planning on taking HF IC-730.
Local HAMs that have a clear view of the mountain and want to participate in a Laser LOS contact should send me their GRID square with at least eight digits of resolution. Zoom in and click on the following map to find your LOS operating GRID square:
Zoom in even closer to get Ten Digits of GRID location resolution.
Note: my location on Mt Pilchuck will be at the other end of the provided line on the map.
Here is the Map SkyLine View of Horizon from the Mt Pilchuck Bench; http://www.heywhatsthat.com/?view=BNMK950H, Note: the view to the East is eclipse by the mountain, as expected.
I am trying to arrange to be on Mt Pilchuck on Aug 7th or maybe the 8th.
Anyone interested on going on the trip should let me know. For access to this special operating location, a higher than normal clearance vehicle is required, but the upper level can be access with a normal car, but with more BUGs.
It should be a fun day.
Eldon - WA0UWH
I am planning on leaving one of my; 9 Volt, 30m, 43uW, QRSS Beacons - hidden on the mountain for a few days, details will be provided.
If I can find a good hiding spot, with supports for the Beacon and Antenna, the Beacon will be in the centre insulator of a 30m 1/2 wave dipole (see previous post), otherwise I may use just a stub antenna.
Planning on working mostly the following bands near the frequencies indicated:
- 40m - 7.030mHz, 7.240mHz
- 20m - 14.060mHz, 14.240mHz
- 30m - 10.136mHz
I have cleared my schedule and ready to go for Saturday Aug 7, so I will be on Mt Pilchuck and should be setup before 11:30AM.