This Aardman has been guarding the lodge since 1861! Operating Operating from the summit is not unlike operating anywhere else. The three of us will attempt summits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning before returning to our respective homes. If however you are on a knoll that is within 25 vertical metres of the summit, but the land drops away beyond 25 vertical metres between your operation position and the highest point at the summit, then you are not in the activation zone. In my case, I want to see what area of land is available within 25m of the summit, so I edit the number to become 749 ie. Most likely when we return. Unfortunately, the fire tower is off limits to the public and is behind a locked fence, but there are plenty of trees near it. Our hiking route is shown in blue ascending the summit from the north.
Some activators seem to want very short contacts. This is apparently good for the world. There's also a which can be played at various speeds. One primary benefit is that potential chasers watch your ascent progress and estimate when you will arrive at the top. Take the good with the bad.
In the car, I looked at local weather radar on my cell phone, and cloud cover was patchy, lots of small storms moving west to east, right in line with my location. Starting in Carnation would provide a 500+ feet of gain. Operating from the top is too. Ultimately, we chose the summit of Selun. Equipment includes radio s , antenna, food, water, tent or other protection etc.
Some radios have a button which cancels the effect of the squelch temporarily. Height above seal level is the basis of the points table and is the only factor once the summit has proven to have at least 150m prominence. Operation must be within 25m vertically of the summit. It increases safety, helps to spread the knowledge and you may learn something from your walking buddies. The radio shack out in nature.
. Accordingly, each Association has a defined Vertical Distance from the precise summit, within which a Summit operation will be considered valid. A: No, if you activate the summit again in December you will not be credited with the points for the summit again, but you will be credited with the winter bonus for that summit. But if you know there are multiple activators all wanting to log their required four contacts, be prepared to log a contact with all of them, if conditions indicate that there won't be enough other callers. What is the procedure to have this information corrected? Unfortunately this remains true even if an Association is formed in that country at a later date. Record your password somewhere safe. You can activate summits and you can make contacts as a chaser, entirely without registering anywhere.
Then back to 20 cw for a few more. There is no need to register. The chasers are at home in a warm shack! This summit is another pretty flat summit, I can imagine the activation zone is quite wide. Union Hill is an atypical summit, in that the activation zone covers a huge area that spans dense suburbs to narrow, rural roads. But my confusion is mostly about satisfying officialdom.
Note that old summits are not deleted you can find their database pages if you run a summit search , so activations made whilst they were valid remain on the system and still count for points. I am somewhat hampered in my ability to hike or climb, however, but even so there are some that will work. Three contacts down one to go! Write it into your portable log at home so you aren't stuck on a summit asking chasers what the summit code is! I saw some people on the summit of one of the peaks, which I determined was Engineer Mountain by looking at a topo map. Hover over a thumbnail to see the description, click any thumbnail to start the slideshow. If he confirms that it is indeed a valid summit then it can be included in the next update, but will not be valid until then. Will I have to wait until next year to activate the summit with the winter bonus? Announces new Spots with a voice announcement stating the country and band of the spot.
You can see their posting on this Group site from a few days ago. A: Unfortunately there is no simple way to correct part of an entry. From where I'm standing is there a path to the summit that would take me no more than 25 m below the summit? Activate here, or continue a short distance on the other side of the power line cut. It is a good idea to alert chasers to your plans ahead of time. Once logged in, go to the Submit Log menu and choose either Submit Activator Entry or Submit Chaser Entry. These were set up to limit the amount of local material eg.
Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut. I waited as long as I could, until I judged that there would not be enough light to activate the peak and of course as I drove out of the parking lot, the sun poked through. The higher the mountain is, the more points the activator and each chaser receive. Points earned for both years. Is there a contour all the way around the summit, no more than 25 m down the hill, that encloses your operating position? Actually it's better on the British Ordnance Survey map, but still not easy. A small shift of a few dozen feet can sometimes greatly affect the radio line-of-sight and therefore enhance or degrade communications.