W7GJ Montana summer 2020

6m Grid DXpeditions


June 6, 2020
DN37aa on Point Six

at 7750'
Horizon Profile from DN37aa


To the left is the view to the southeast when I checked out this site in 2019 with a rotatable dipole and 100w.  Horizon is under 5 degrees elevation from 45 degrees azimuth around through south to 340 degrees, providing a clear shot at the entire continental US plus KH6 and KL7. As you can see in the above profile, much of the horizon is below 0 degrees. The plan is to activate it this year with at least several hundred watts and a 6M5XHG.







June 13-14, 2020
DN37uc at 6525' on Sunset Mountain
Horizon Profile from DN37uc site






The highest point on the horizon is 3 degrees elevation toward central California. As you can see from the above profile, much of the horizon is below 0 degrees. The plan is to activate it this year with a kw and 6M5XHG during the ARRL June VHF Contest.




June 19-23, 2020
Confluence of
DN55, DN56, DN65, and DN66
at 3005'
Horizon Profile from the Confluence of DN55, DN56, DN65 and DN66


As you can see from the above profile, the highest point on the horizon is below 2.3 degrees elevation, and that is toward KL7. Most of the rest of the horizon is below 1 degree elevation.  KB7Q and I will both be operators on this activation.  The plan is to run a kw and my 6M8GJ yagi, just like I use on my 6m EME DXpeditions.






This page last revised on 21 January, 2020