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: