W6/NC-350 LOMA ALTA

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                           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.img_1358

The starting Gates:

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Other useful stuff:

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Final notes:

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.

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