Prepared Ham

Radio => Kit Building => : AD January 10, 2018, 12:39:38 PM

: We heard of SOTA, Extreme SOTA where you build the radio & activate!!!!
: AD January 10, 2018, 12:39:38 PM
Check this guy out. We have all heard of SOTA(Summits On The Air) vut this guy takes it to extreme.

He take a gas powered soldering iron and build a kit radio then activates the summit.

http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/2017/02/colin-m1buu-achieves-sota-mountain-goat.html

Stolen........eeerrr borrowed from SMonkey
 Thx DKR
: Re: We heard of SOTA, Extreme SOTA where you build the radio & activate!!!!
: Tevin January 11, 2018, 07:15:17 AM
I'm not sure if there is a point to building a radio while atop a mountain. Like the "extreme ironing" mentioned in the article, it's one of those things no one did before social media came along and gave us a medium to broadcast our vanity to the world.

Nonetheless, SOTA is cool. I do admire the guy's perseverance. And the radio did actually work. So good deal.
: Re: We heard of SOTA, Extreme SOTA where you build the radio & activate!!!!
: spacecase0 January 13, 2018, 01:16:50 PM
I really like my gas powered soldering iron,
was my primary way of soldering anything for 27 years
finally replaced it with a digital temp. controlled iron