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9A/ZH-002 Sljeme, first 9A summit on-air


#1

Five days since 9A joined SOTA and not a single summit activated yet! This was unbearable so I decided to travel 2 and half hours to a drive-on summit 9A/ZH-002 Sljeme, a well known ski resort center near Zagreb, capital city of Croatia. Parked my car on a parking place some 200 m far from the summit and walked into activation zone. There is a huge communication tower on the summit and a nice restaurant, which was closed. I found a comfortable place with a suitable wooden bench in the shadow of the tower and set up my station. I started my activation on 40 m cw. As expected, there was a big pileup and it was very exciting to manage it. When 40 m cw pile-up dried out, I continued with all other bands up to 10 meters.
Many thanks to all chasers who called me today. Special thanks to Peter OK2BTK/P, Heinz OE5EEP/P, Franz DL3RBF/P, Paul HB9DST/P, Markus DL/HB9BRJ/P, Kurt HB9AFI/P, Roman DL3TU/P and Marko S57MS/P for s2s contacts. And it was my great pleasure to work five 9A chasers (7 qso’s). It was a great day, very nice sunny weather, beautiful nature with beautiful autumn colors and 163 qso’s in my log.

73, Mirko S52CU

Few pictures from the summit:



#2

Good job Mirko. Hope to accompany you on some 9A summits.
Cap
W0CCA


#3

Great to get you today Mirko for my first 9A and i hope many more best wishes
Sean
MW3PZO


#4

Hello Mirko,
Thanks very much for the time you put in to do the activation. Thank you also for operating in both SSB and CW modes and many bands - it gives everyone a chance.

I was very happy to catch you and later Marko when he was on 030. The weather at the summit looks very good unlike here - it has been raining all week.

Best wishes
Mike


#5

Big thank you for doing what you did.

I also noted you spent lot of time up there and floated around the bands and modes giving all a fighting chance to catch you as many of us did.

There another person on 9A/ZH-001 this morning, he bit early on air and could hear him well on 40m 5/8 shame not got enough power to reach him back. Thinks pushing me luck at 1500km plus on 40m on day circuit. But gave it a go any hows.

Thanks again

karl


#6

Thanks Mirko.
Looks like a smart summit!
I missed you earlier on CW so had a frantic search around to find my microphone!
Good to see 9A taking off!
Thanks to you and Zoli, that’s another association ticked off and in the bag :smile:

73 Pete


#7

Hello Cap,
Yes it would be great do do a joint activation of 9A summit. Last year on activation of Debela peč S5/JA-029 we talked about when Croatia will join SOTA. Now 9A is part of SOTA, and big thanks to SOTA MT and to the team who did the hard work. I am looking forward to meet you and do some S5 and 9A activation.
73 Mirko


#8

Mirko, congratulation on first activation of 9A SOTA!!!
Great job!

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