Dec 1st 2018 – First SOTA Activation – Today my daughter and I decided to hike Flat Iron to celebrate her 18th Birthday. This was going to be interesting since I had ACL surgery on my left knee on Sept 21. But, the knee felt pretty good so I figured we could give it a go and take it slow and we should be ok. We had a great time as I had hoped, and I was able to summit to W7A-PN022 and make 5 contacts while there. I was fortunate that the Superstition Amateur Radio Club Hamfest was going on at the same time as I was able to work 5 Hams that were at the fest. Anyway, I logged my first 6 points as an Activator. Here are some pics.