Colorado 14er Event (2018)

August 4 & 5, 2018
Saturday and Sunday

Amateur Radio operators from around Colorado will be climbing many of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains and Summits On The Air (SOTA) peaks to set up amateur radio stations in an effort to communicate with other radio amateurs across the state and around the world. Join in on the fun during the 27th annual event and see how many of the mountaintop stations you can contact. The covers the entire weekend but many mountaintop activators will hit the trail early with the goal of being off the summits by noon due to lightning safety concerns.

Now including Summits On the Air (SOTA), which adds over 1700 potential summits! If you aren’t up to climbing a 14er, there are many other summits to choose from (with a wide range of difficulty). See the Colorado SOTA web page at

Radio operators who plan to activate a summit should post their intent on the ham14er Yahoo Group. To subscribe to the “ham14er” email list, visit the Yahoo groups site at . Also, be sure to check out the event information at  It is also a great idea to post an ALERT on the website.

Frequencies used during the event
Activity can occur on any amateur band including HF and VHF. The 2m fm band plan uses a “primary frequency and move up” approach. The 2m fm primary frequency is 147.42 MHz.  At the beginning of the event, operators should try calling on 147.42 MHz. As activity increases on that frequency, move on up the band using the 30 kHz steps. Don’t just hang out on 147.42 MHz…move up! The next standard simplex frequency up from 147.42 MHz is 147.45 MHz, followed by 147.48 and 147.51 MHz.

Frequency (MHz)CommentsFrequency (MHz)Comments
147.42Primary 2m FM Frequency, then up in 30 kHz steps 7.03240m CW Frequency
147.45Alternate 2m FM frequency 7.18540m SSB Frequency
147.48Alternate 2m FM frequency10.11030m CW Frequency
147.51Alternate 2m FM frequency14.06020m CW Frequency
446.000Primary 70 cm FM frequency14.34520m SSB Frequency
446.025Alternate 70 cm FM frequency18.09217m CW Frequency
1294.50Primary 23cm FM frequency18.15817m SSB Frequency
144.2002m SSB calling frequency21.06015m CW Frequency
50.1256m SSB calling frequency21.33015m SSB Frequency
28.06010m CW Frequency
Other Bands/ModesStandard calling frequencies and/or band plans apply.28.35010m SSB Frequency

Warning: Climbing mountains is inherently a dangerous activity.
Do not attempt this without proper training, equipment and preparation.

More operating information here:

Sponsored by The Colorado 14er Event Task Force

Download:  Colorado 14er Event Flyer 2018

The post Colorado 14er Event (2018) appeared first on The KØNR Radio Site.

Bob Witte, KØNR, is a regular contributor to and writes from Colorado, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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