Article by K7ATN on Nov 10 2012 at 19:11

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Activating Green Mountain, W0/FR-085


A late October activation of Green Mountain, W0/FR-085. We started up Flagstaff Road from the southwest corner of the city of Boulder to the West Ridge Trail - the trailhead is just past the \"Leaving Boulder Mountain Park\" sign - about 4.7 miles from Boulder. The trail is only 1.4 miles (one way) with about 500 feet of elevation gain. At the summit there is enough room to set up long wire or vertical antennas, but as this is a popular destination at anytime, be sure and set up out of the way. I started on 17M SSB and there were fantastic signals to and from California and decent propagation to the NE and SE US - and a surprising QSO with Germany. The eighteen SSB and CW QSO finished up with a local 2M FM conversation.