Saturday, September 13th: Every once in a while a blind hog finds an acorn and such was the case with Brushy Face. Brushy Face has been inactive as long as I’ve been involved in Summits On The Air and as such it was one of those summits that I secretly hoped no one would attempt and I would one day be able to claim it as first-activator.
Brushy Face presents a challenge in that the summit is on private property. In fact, someone’s home sits right atop of the summit:
When I had originally scouted Brushy Face, I was new to SOTA and unfamiliar with a lot of the rules and regulations regarding activating a summit. I thought my only alternative would be to knock on someone’s door and ask if they’d mind if I erected an antenna in their driveway for a few minutes. In fact, there are ways that this summit could be activated so long as I was within 80 vertical feet of the summit, which is what I did.