I love Colorado and Boulder is a favourite city of mine. Well I got to go back there for a vacation and the usual radio fun.
Please note that the Park Rangers will be very upset at you if you toss an antenna into a tree.
It was frigid on the top of the summit with a blistering wind that made it very hard to keep warm considering it was 15 degrees warmer in picture number 2. I tried to get a aprs marker out but the cellphone coverage was very bad up there. I used an end fed for 20m (no tuner required) and also the 20m whip. Guess what? No trees at the summit area so i just had to toss it over the rocks and let it hang down. Bands sucked so no luck with any SOTA contacts.
The park ranger seemed pretty happy with her Bendix King VHF radio
This was not posed as she actually put the radio down to hold the map to show us how to get to the waypoint. Of course out comes the camera. I tried to buy the radio and was politely told “Not for Sale”. Radio does P25 but for reasons we all know the VHF analog offers the best results.
National Park Service
Eastside Park Channels
All 4 RX Frequencies are Simulcast