Mt Graham is not a SOTA summit but it is at least as good as several SOTA peaks I have visited and is a good place to go for a dry run or to test out equipment before embarking on a full scale multiple summit activation. The Summit is at 250 m and the base is at 196 m. It had been on my “places to check out” list for a while and the allure was strong as I share my surname with this hill.
I was a little late getting on air to catch any of the SOTA activity from earlier in the day – most would be on their way home. However there were still several people to talk to on 40 metres including regular SOTA chasers VK3PF, VK3DET, VK3CAT, VK2UH among others. I was hoping that things might be lively on 20 metres but it was quieter than I hoped. Ability to work several repeaters easily also kept me amused with the HT. Filtered shade from the tree canopy and ease of access make this a nice place to visit and I intend to return at a future date possibly with some portable beams for 2 metres and 70 cm.