Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Other Hobbies > Ham & CB Radio Corner

Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2008, 08:06 PM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 8,633
Default Discoveries this weekend

I went down to the South Colony Lakes area this weekend to attempt Crestone Peak, Kit Carson Peak, and Humboldt Peak. We were only successful at Humboldt Peak, however, due to snow conditions on Crestone Peak and other weather and timing factors that kept us from attempting Kit Carson Peak and decide to do some fishing instead

Anyway, on the drive down I was plugged into 145.145 in Denver on my FT7800. I could hear it all the way into the Deckers Valley and was able to hit it from that location too, on 50W. I know I'm probably not reaching it in a straight line, but I did the straight line and elevation profile just for kicks and this is what I found:

Then I switched to my FT60R once we got up in the South Colony Lakes Valley, and I was disappointed to find that the Westcliffe repeater was not hearing me, though I think I hit the Canon City repeater on 70cm from the top of Humboldt Peak. Here's what that distance/elevation looks like:

What surprised me, though, is that I was able to hear (though not transmit through to) the CC Salida repeater. I just looked it up, it's 44 miles across a lot of rough country! Again I know I'm probably not reaching it in a straight line (the signal is probably going down the San Luis Valley and curving back up the drainage I could hear it from), but I did the straight line and elevation profile just for kicks and this is what I found:

Yeah I'm a super geek I know
Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, no more Sanden OBA (factory emissions), so Puma OBA
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari intercooled turbo, Warn M12000, OEM CDL switch, cup holder, and hand throttle, Metric TLC leather, heated seats, JDM switches, Puma OBA
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 10:31 AM
wesintl's Avatar
wesintl wesintl is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: in da house
Posts: 8,056
Send a message via AIM to wesintl

See you on the trail
Couple o' FJ40's, BJ70, PZJ77, UZJ100, TDI 66FJ40,82FJ60,97FZJ80
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 12:27 PM
corsair23's Avatar
corsair23 corsair23 is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton
Posts: 8,684

Originally Posted by wesintl View Post

(although I did find the information interesting...however I'll deny that fact should anyone ever ask )
Jeff Z. (the "not quite as skinny" one)
TLCA #17037
'07 UZJ100
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs


"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.