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Virgil - Here's your Wave

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Hey Virgil, I saw you at Frank Lloyd Wright & Via Linda at 12:30 today. Here's your wave! George :cool::D

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Ha, I was there. Didn't see you. Randy and I went up Mt. Ord and played in the snow. VERY slushy and NO traction.

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I was in my Dodge 2500 diesel 4x4. George:cool:

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Those darn Dodge trucks. See last image. We had to help them get unstuck on the way back down because they were blocking the trail.

 

Made it up and back in 4 hours. Killed at least an hour winching a downed tree off the trail and then winching me unstuck from sliding off the road while pulling previously mentioned tree. I think Randy has pictures of that fiasco.

 

The ARA has a damaged repeater up there and they were complaining that it would be months before it was repaired because it was impossible to get up there with all the snow. Randy and I took that as a challenge to see if we could do it or not. So, depending on what the ARA officials say, we'll probably be shuttling them up there in the next week or so to repair the repeater. (They think one of the antennas was taken out by ice/snow/wind.)

 

First glimpse of snow on the way up.

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Looking north towards the Mogollon Rim. You can see it covered in snow.

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A pit stop on the way up.

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View of Roosevelt Lake.

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Made it to the gate. Mt. Ord antennas are another half mile up the road.

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Randy making simplex contacts. Spoke to one guy north of Prescott and a handful of others in the Phoenix area. At least 2 were running less than 5 watts power on handhelds.

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View looking towards the south from the top. Phoenix is down there somewhere.

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Stuck Dodge on the way down. We had to help get them off the road.

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