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Bahokus Peak, CN78pi89

Latitude Longitude
48.372100 -124.675900
Map Location Near city of Neah Bay, Clallam County, WA, Altitude 1300
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Last update: 2006-04-11
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN78
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

This is an old Air Force site with some local government radio antennas and a weather radar site. There is a wide place to park off the main road at a fork leading to one of the sites. There is no place to camp, but great place to stop and shoot. I noticed no apparent receive interference problems from the mountaintop electronics, although VE7DXG could probably be heard on a Heathkit dummy load from that location.

There are trees everywhere on the hilltop which would make microwave operation difficult if not impossible above 1296 MHz. On the way up there is a spot with good exposure East to Southeast.

Driving directions: Look for Makah Air Force Station. Follow SR 112 to end of pavement, turn left, then drive approximately 1 mile to a hard right turn that takes you back up the hill to the top. The top is about 3 miles inland from the most northwestern point on the continental US. This gives you a nearly unobstructed look (except for trees) to the South, so it is a great place for coastal tropo.

SR 112 also has some places along the Strait of Juan De Fuca on the way to Neah Bay from Sekiu (Hello CQ from Sekiu) where vertical rock faces are on the West side of the road, and pulloffs on the East side of the road. These passive reflectors are good for about 6-9dB of signal enhancement (at least to K7RAT) while roving and can make for a few more points while driving up to the hill.

North Point, CN78xc10

Latitude Longitude
48.084444 -124.072466
Map Location Near city of Port Angeles, Clallam County, WA, Altitude 3300
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Last update: 2006-04-11
Source: Lynn N7CFO PNW Rover Locations CN78
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

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This a fire lookout site that has been converted to a small park/viewpoint, complete with an outhouse. If the weather is clear you can see it from Highway 101.

Look to the north when you are in the speedometer test area. The road up is well maintained, and could be driven in a passenger car if you are careful. There are numerous ditches cut across the road for drainage, but they don't present a problem if you take it slow. The path to the north is blocked by a ridge. You can continue up the road to a microwave site which is on higher ground, but trees would make it difficult to operate from.

Driving directions: Take Highway 101 west from Port Angeles. Turn right (North) on West Snider Road and cross the bridge. Go 0.4 mile and then left at sign "North Point Lookout". Go up FR 3040.

Sekiu, CN78ug32

Latitude Longitude
48.261070 -124.306161
Map Location Near city of Sekiu, King County, WA, Altitude 50
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Last update: 2012-01-22
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Every ham should have a chance to call CQ from a spot like this that can generate such mind-boggling confusion: "CQ CQ, CQ from Sekiu, CQ to Sekiu, and CQ everywhere else."

We arranged our schedule to be in this remote lowland spot during the regular Sunday morning weak-signal net, to give us better access to the more capable 2-meter stations. It was a good thing we did, too. It was difficult to make any contacts with people in Seattle because the Olympic mountains blocked our signal. Finally, we found that if everyone points at Mt Baker to the north, we could make a few contacts into Puget Sound.

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