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Friedrichshafen 2019 Accomodation / SOTA Dinner


#1

I know this sounds very early however with the changed dates for Friedrichshafen in 2019, (June 21-23) accomodation is filling up very early.

I have decided to use the same hotel that I used last year being relatively close to the Hoechsten summit and far enough out of Friedrichshafen not to cost an arm and a leg.

This year I booked the hotel through booking.com but it appears they will no longer use booking.com from the end of the year as trying to book a room at the Gasthof Zum Goldenen Kreuz in Wilhelmsdorf in 2019 returns the “no rooms available for your dates” message, when that is not true.

So I checked out the website at http://www.gasthof-kreuz-pfrungen.de/ and then contacted them via email and was able to get a room. Three other Hams from Northern England have also now booked in and the number of rooms available are now limited (I think they only have a total of 7 rooms available).
Only double rooms with double (not Twin) beds are available at €78 per night for the room (whether it has one or two people in it) including breakfast(s).

So if anyone wants to “join the group” then you probably should book soon.

This is the hotel where we had the SOTA Dinner this year and unless someone organises somewhere else in 2019, I’d stay with this as the food is good and reasonably priced and for those staying at the hotel it’s not far after drinking a couple of beers to get to bed HI.

73 Ed.


Friedrichshafen 2019
#2

A couple of the guys who were to travel over from the UK have unfortunately had to cancel, so if anyone is still looking for accomodation for the HAM RADIO 2019 at Friedrichshafen, this hotel may still have two rooms free - but be quick!

This is also where I will hold the SOTA Dinner this year again after last year got such good reports from those attending. The hotel is only a 10 minute drive away from DM/BW-854 Hoechsten - a nice easy drive-up SOTA summit. It’s about a 35-40 minute drive from the show. The staff is friendly and the breakfast very good. Add to that the room prices are a lot better than closer in to Friedrichshafen.

73 Ed.

AND - the hotel is now back in booking.com:
https://www.booking.com/hotel/de/gasthof-zum-goldenen-kreuz.en-gb.html?label=gen173nr-1FCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaDuIAQGYAQm4ARfIAQ_YAQHoAQH4AQuIAgGoAgM;sid=c79a58e653dd41410e02da0037d6e5c8;all_sr_blocks=18464101_99259236_0_1_0;checkin=2019-06-21;checkout=2019-06-23;dest_id=-1888340;dest_type=city;dist=0;hapos=1;highlighted_blocks=18464101_99259236_0_1_0;hpos=1;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;srepoch=1545655422;srpvid=7621597f0b2200f8;type=total;ucfs=1&


#3

Hi Ed,

Booked already last week for the respective Friday there. I guess/hope it will be again Friday evening?

Congrat for the SOTA Sherpa award 2018 :+1:

73 Joe


#4

Hi Joe,
Still haven’t decided Friday or Saturday - if you can only make Friday, it’ll be Friday! Both nights are OK with me.

Tnx for the congratulations, I’m still amazed that it happened - it’s simply a very nice feeling that others think one is worthy of the praise. It means a lot to me.

73 Ed.


#5

OK, I already have people confirmed they will be coming to the dinner - my guess is that we’ll be about 20 people in all on the evening as we were in 2018.

For your advanced planning, I’ve decided we’ll have the SOTA dinner at the same place as in 2018 at the Landgasthof “Zum Goldenen Kreuz”, Burgweiler Straße 2, 88271 Wilhelmsdorf/Pfrungen from 18:30 local on Friday 21st June.

With any luck, it’ll be a nice day and we can be outside (in a covered area) to enjoy the evening air.

73 Ed.


#6

Great!
I plan to join the dinner.

73 de Michael, DB7MM


#7

Hi Ed…
tks fer info…

Peter ON4UP and me, Franz ON9CBQ,
we are planning to join the dinner.

73 de Franz ON9CBQ / DL3RBF


#8

As said in PM, I’ll be there for the dinner and local activations :laughing:


#9

As this will be the fifth time that we have had the SOTA Dinner at FN, the theme will be FIVE.

Bring something along to present if you wish, to do with “FIVE”.

5 Suggestions:

  • A list of your five all time favourite activations, with pictures,
  • Your five most important things you take with you to an activation,
  • Your 5 most memorable QSOs as chaser or activator,
  • Your 5 most usefull programs, Apps or websites (or mixed) that help you in SOTA.
  • List your favourite 5 MT members and tell why they are your favourites.

#10

#METOO !


#11

After a brief mail conversation with Ed I decided to come for this meeting/ event. I booked the recommended gasthof Kreuz Pfrungen.
Cheers, Jaan