|View from Makapu'u with Koko Head and Crater in the distance. Looking SSW.|
|Great view with a rainbow.|
I wished I lived closer to this summit as it would be a great site to hunt for summit-to-summit points back on the mainland. I had not been to this summit since the KH6 Summits On The Air (SOTA) kickoff weekend with K6EL back in September of 2013. This time I tuned my Buddistick for 12 meters despite the wind trying to blow me off the roof of the abandoned and dilapidated observation lookout. Inside the old lookout offered some protection from the wind and occasional rain shower. I spent some time worrying that my tripod would either buckle under the wind load or just snap in half but everything stayed put and I began to listen for any stations on the air. Before long I found V31MA calling CQ from Belize and made my first contact.
Here is the list of contacts for this blustery activation. Thanks to all the chasers!
18:27z W7JET / Summit-to-Summit
73 and safe hiking!
|Sunrise through the approaching clouds|
|Leaning into the wind just to be cautious.|