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La Veta Pass, DM77jo52

Latitude, Longitude
37.593540, -105.203890
Map Location Near city of Walsenburg, Huerfano County, CO, Altitude 9400
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Last update: 2021-02-09
Comments by: John NA6L

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La Veta Pass, CO, is the home of an old ghost town appropriately-named "Uptop".

What this site lacks as a great activation location (has good east and west) for 6m it makes up as a fun and historic destination to explore.

Cool images and history from Bing: La Veta Pass, "Uptop"

There are some better locations for radios nearby but we were happy to setup and transmit in the mornings right where we camped. Because this was our first activation using our new van we needed an easy-to-get-to, easy-to-find and easy-to-setup location for starting a shake-down cruise. Even with the limitations of being nestled in a mountainb pass, we worked a great deal of stations.

We were able to spend the two nights on-site and even met the current owner's family (the town was for sale at the time) who were visiting the town for the weekend.

73 John NA6L and Denise KJ6JAL

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