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m1hax

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🗻 Mountaineer, Hiker & 'Summits on the Air' Activator. 🌄 Sharing my adventures & inspiration from the peaks. 💭 I operate mountain-top #hamradio stations for #SOTA. 🧭 Mountain Leader. 🐐 2x SOTA Mountain Goat award. 📻 M1HAX/P on the airwaves. 🌍 Read more at: https://m1hax.uk/.

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m1hax, to amateurradio
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Last hill for my Sardinia trip, 🌲 Monte Pino (“Pine Mountain”) IS0/IS-120, 742 m. Evening walk up to the summit lookout from the ranger station. Extreme geomagnetic storm meant it took half an hour to get the required 4 radio contacts - all groundwave I suspect.



m1hax, to hamradio
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First ever station on the summit of Punta Maggiore (IS0/IS-064) in (970m). I made 8 SSB contacts on 14MHz with my Elecraft KX2 and EFHW. Pathless scramble to the summit 🧗‍♂️🏞️ Thanks Chasers!



m1hax, to hamradio
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Last weekend I activated Semaforo IS0/IS-266 (“Traffic Light”) on the island of Sardinia. This special hill hosts the ruins of a radio laboratory used by Marconi, who was born 150 years ago.



m1hax, to amateurradio
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⛰️ Punta Berritta (1362m).
📅 5th May 2024.
🏷️ IS0/IS-303
🗺️ JN40ou.
📻 Elecraft KX2, EFHW.
🧵 20m-17m.
📞 4 QSOs.
#️⃣


m1hax, to amateurradio
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⛰️ Dungavel Hill (510m).
📅 1st Apr 2024.
🏷️ GM/SS-165
🗺️ IO85dn.
📻 Yaesu FTM100D.
🧵 2m.
📞 4 QSOs.
#️⃣

m1hax,
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@M5OTA I asked myself the same question the other day. It’s a bit like a spool of wire? Open to suggestions…

m1hax,
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@VE2UWY it has to be a “mountain” of which the definition changes by country. Then make 4 contacts on the amateur bands. I think the rules say exchange call signs and signal reports with each other

m1hax, to amateurradio
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Hiked up 🗻 Cnoc an Daimh Mor (GM/NS-142) in northern Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 to operate its first “Summits On The Air” radio station. Was one of the last unactivated summits in the UK. 17.5km of bog and peat maze. 29 hours driving to get there and back. 1 point. 💪🏻😃
#sota #hamradio #summitsontheair #hf #elecraft #portableops



m1hax, to amateurradio
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Six contacts on VHF today on GM/WS-001 Ben Nevis. Great conditions on the hill.

m1hax, to hamradio
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Activated Moncreiffe Hill (GM/SS-276) today near Perth. An easy 1pt hill with a good path to the top. Three contacts on 2m and two on 20m.

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m1hax, to amateurradio
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Earlier this month I was out on a very misty 🗻 Kinder Scout (G/SP-001) helping a client prepare for their Hill & Moorland Leader assessment. The weather presented a fine opportunity to practice navigation! 🗺️🧭A quick session on my radio during lunch bagged me 8 contacts.

Mist shrouded river
People hiking in mist

m1hax, to hamradio
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A beautiful ☀️ sunny day atop Bredon Hill (G/CE-003) a few days ago operating amateur radio 📻 for the scheme. We were treated to great views including a snow-capped Worcestershire Beacon in the distance. 8x stations worked in about twenty minutes.

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m1hax, to amateurradio
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🌄Ruardean Hill (G/WB-021) and 🌄Seager Hill (G/WB-022) are two 1-point hills I ticked off last month. 15 local contacts between the two using my FTM100D radio. There's been a lot of deforestation at Seager Hill since I visited a few years ago.

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m1hax, to Climbing
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🧗🏻‍♂️ After looking at climbing anchor practice rigs sold online, I decided to make my own. Allowing for extra hardware it did work out a bit cheaper💸. Wing nuts on the back allow easy repositioning of bolts. Great for practicing anchor building and other setups in the shed!

m1hax, to amateurradio
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⛰️ May Hill (296 m).
📅 17th Feb 2024.
🏷️ G/WB-019.
🗺️ IO81sv.
📻 Yaesu FTM100D.
🧵 2m.
📞 7 QSOs.
#️⃣

m1hax, to hamradio
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🧵1/3: SOTA peeps you want to read this. I've found this nifty new tool for users of @ARRL Logbook of the World by Jack G5JDA and it's pretty mega..

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🧵2/3: The script creates an ADIF file from an activator's SOTA logbook for uploading to LOTW or use with loggers. The key thing about this tool - unlike others I have seen - is it automagically handles parsing each Maidenhead locator of the summit being activated thru to LOTW!

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🧵3/3: No need to create a station ID in LOTW for each summit. Within a few clicks I'd submitted thousands of SOTA summit QSOs to LOTW and QSL'd years of contacts 😍 It's in 'alpha' release but worked great for me, well worth taking a look! Get QSLing! 📬
https://github.com/G5JDA/SOTAtoADIF

m1hax,
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@IU1KGS @m1hax Fine business! 😎

m1hax, to amateurradio
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⛰️ Hardown Hill (207 m) & ⛰️ Lewesdon Hill (279 m). Ticked off my last two summits in the G/SC (South Central) region this week. 26 stations worked in total, mostly with the Elecraft KX2 and EFHW. Two Finland QSOs on 10m (28MHz) band. Hardown Hill was a pleasant spot to work from!

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m1hax, to amateurradio
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⛰️ Cleeve Hill (330 m).
📅 3rd Feb 2024.
🏷️ G/CE-001.
🗺️ IO81xw.
📻 Elecraft KX2, Yaesu FTM100D.
🧵 2m, 20m, 17m.
📞 15 QSOs.
#️⃣

m1hax, to hamradio
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Three small walks today, Black Mountain, Aconbury Hill and Sugar Loaf - 15 points in total. A fair few contacts on 2m and four on 40m at Sugarloaf.

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ian, to random
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New server, new !

I'm Ian, a software and systems engineer from Bournemouth in the UK. I am a husband and father in my late 30s.

For fun I build robots, play with radios, play games, take photos, cook and garden.

I post here about my various projects: software, hardware and vegetable. Expect photos of my cats and the foxes that live in our garden too. I also boost a lot of nerd stuff, left-wing politics, LGBT+ issues and funny shitposts.

A screenshot of Plane/Sailing, my home ADS-B, AIS & APRS tracker with an unnecessary military user interface.
A pair of red roses from my garden, covered in rain drops
One of my cats, a mongrel Siamese/tabby thing. She's looking at the camera as if she is fed up of me taking photos.

m1hax,
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@ian SOTA is a great solution to urban RF noise 😎

F4EGX_Nico, to hamradio French
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My dream would be for someone to port to a Android version the
"Fast Log Entry" software from DF3CB or the linux version FLECli from ON4KJM

https://github.com/on4kjm/FLEcli

m1hax,
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@hb9hli @F4EGX_Nico Hmm, my FLE always reopens the last file which is a good aide memoir. The most difficult part of FLE is the author ignores bug reports.

m1hax,
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@hb9hli DF3CB

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