Mt Greylock Tower in the background

Mt Greylock, Ma


Mount Greylock, MA (W1/MB-001) is a summit located in the northwest corner of Massa and is a well known landmark in the area. I had been trying to complete a summit in MA for several years, and Mt Greylock seemed like a good one to activate. Due to the drive up road and general popularity, I knew it would be busy on a nice October weekend day.

Summit Information:

Summit Name: Mount Greylock (W1/MB-001)

Location: Adams, MA

Lat/Long: 42.63722,-73.1661

Date: October 23rd, 2021

Parking: No Pass Required


Points: 6

County: Berkshire County

Grid: FN32kp

Weather: Cloudy, 54 degrees

Permit: No Pass Required

Google map of Mt Greylock, MA

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I decided to keep it simple and activate on 2m simplex. Carving out an area to set up and more importantly being able to rotate my Yagi antenna around was a little difficult. Apparently the spot that was open with great views and perfect for my needs not surprisingly attracted everyone else.

Like many busy summits before, once I busted my black antenna and started waving it around, the people of the Commonwealth parted ways. Considering the the popular demand for lack of freedom in MA, I’m surprised I wasn’t arrested for operating a radio without the official ten different stamped state permits, environmental assessments, ad nauseam.

Nevertheless, I completed my activation and headed back to the car. The state of MA has been activated and that is good enough for me.

Arrow Yagi antenna with Yaesu HT portable
Yagi antenna broken down portable
SOTA logs Mt Greylock

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