VHF mountaintopping from
Vermont to Alaska...
Here is a sampling of photos from the first 30 years of VHF mountaintopping
by K6YNB (N6NB after 1977). It started out with simple AM and SSB
equipment in a car, but the station quickly became more complex.
Soon there were specialized vehicles (the first was billed as "the cabover
kilowatt" on a QST cover) and eventually tower trailers. Before
this early period was over, there were moonbounce DXpeditions, contest efforts
in six ARRL divisions and non-contest operations in more than 30 states.
beginnings in a car...
The first "cabover kilowatt" had a 40-foot tower and generator...ARRL Field Day, 1972
Mobile moonbounce? Not quite, but we operated in two rare states.This led to K0MQS's first-ever W.A.S. award on two.
I had great fun contesting on Mt. Pinos, CA in the 1970s.
This operation in the second "Cabover Kilowatt" yielded a #1 score.California to Vermont, 1979...
Preparing for a contest on a prime eastern mountaintop...This led to a national record score...
Portable once more in June, 1993...
Thanks for scrolling down memory lane with me!
-Wayne Overbeck, N6NB