For those travelling to Friedrichshafen, Germany in June for the largest Amateur Radio event in Europe and second only to Dayton world-wide, you will see that SOTA is now a growing part of the event with lectures occurring this year on Saturday rather than Friday. Jürg HB9BIN (AM Switzerland) is arranging the SOTA presentations.
HAM RADIO takes place 24-26th. June this year and details are here:
I want to gauge interest in possibly having a SOTA dinner on the Friday evening (Saturday evening is too busy for a large group). Friedrichshafen is VERY busy for the HAM RADIO event and finding a restaurant in the centre is likely to be difficult, so if there is interest in having this dinner together (all pay your own costs - a la carte menu), I will be looking to reserve tables at a restaurant outside of the centre (so you will need to arrange your own transport) and most likely the restaurant will be a normal German restaurant with “solid” food (meat and three veg, style). Most restaurants have vegetarian options as well these days but for those with very special needs, I cannot promise anything. All rstaurants have Alcohol free drinks, not just sodas but also A-F beer and sometimes wine also, so for those driving you can avoid problems, while still enjoying a drink with your meal.
Please reply to this post with if you are definitely coming to FN (i.e. already booked accomodation) or just considering it and if you are interested in coming along to a dinner. Please say how many will be in your group.
If you are only considering Friedrichshafen at the moment, you need to make your mind up quickly as most of the reasonably priced hotel rooms in the centre are already booked out. The more expensive ones are still available. A tip - also look at appartments - they start as 2 person studio appartments and go up to multi-room appartments for larger groups. These are normally outside of the centre, so you will need to have a car, but often the price works out a lot cheaper than a hotel (you have to self-cater of course). Most appartment owners speak English.
I will ask Andy to close this thread in two weeks time, to give me time to search for a restaurant where I can make a reservation, based on the responses I have received up until that point.
Looking forward to FN 2016 73 Ed DD5LP