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LA/TM-049 Holtankollen in Telemark


#1

The most activated Norwegian Sota summit.
Our The Cloud.
Activation often rigt at the point where it is placed a navigation light for Skien Airport.The mast has a red lamp at 266M or 873FT Located at GPS 591015N 0093200E.
It is also a wooden structure with top marker. It is not recommended climbing the tower due to aging wood. But no warning or access forbidden sign.

Access to the summit is relative easy in summer 7-15 min depending on speed.
About 100m height to climb and rout about 5-700 meter.
In winter with high snow it is time consuming see earlier photos from LA1ENA, LA1TPA and LA1KHA.

I will try to activate this more often on 10.120-cw and 145.550-fm


#2

qrv for 30 min from summit to day 30/8-2009.

5 QSO on 10MHz cw with DL, G and LA, 1 s2s qso DL4CW/P in DL/AL-097
1 QSO on 7MHz cw with DL,1 s2s qso DK1BN/P in DM/RP-449
1 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA

Wx cloudy some wind and +18c

LA1TPA Mads and LA6GOA Hans Petter activated the summit earlier to day.


#3

Activation 1.September 2009.

QRV for 15 min from summit to day.
1 QSO on 10MHz cw with DL
3 QSO on 7MHz cw with DL and G

Wx cloudy some drop of rain and temp +17c


#4

In reply to LA1KHA:
Thanks for QSO Kjell, the band is not in good shape this evening deep qsb and rain static.
73 Mike…


#5

Activation 2.September 2009

QRV for 20 min

11 QSO on 10MHz cw with DL, G,HA, HB9 and ON
2 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA

Wx cloudy some wind and +16c

Rig on VHF Yaesu VX 3 one qso on 100mw and one on 1W
Rig on HF Elecraft KX1 With 6 AA batteries.
QRT when they were low voltage, has been in rig all summer.

Pacet from USA recieved here to day with new Xtals for my rockmite QRPP rig.
Frq 10.120MHz . Soon qrv with 100mW HF


#6

Activation 2.September 2009

QRV for 20 min

11 QSO on 10MHz cw with DL, G,HA, HB9 and ON
2 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA

Wx cloudy some wind and +16c

Rig on VHF Yaesu VX 3 one qso on 100mw and one on 1W
Rig on HF Elecraft KX1 With 6 AA batteries.
QRT when they were low voltage, has been in rig all summer.

Pace t from USA received here to day with new Xtals for my rockmite QRPP rig.
Frq 10.120MHz . Soon qrv with 100mW HF


#7

Activation on 3. September 2009
qrv for 45 min from summit from 1600

14 QSO on 7MHz cw with DL,F,G,OE,PA,YL. 1 s2s qso OE8SPW/P in OE/KT-198
2 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA

Wx cloudy some wind and +17c


#8

In reply to G0BPU:

hpe cu agn sn dr om Mike.
72/73 Kjell


#9

“Our The Cloud”. Very funny Kjell, FB. Hey I haven’t even been there since Wednesday!

I see Holtankollen is an easily accessible summit then, like G/SP-015, and it is popular and repeated. As you know, The Cloud is a walk of less than 0.5km with only 75m of height gain, so only a 5 or 10 minute ascent (similar to LA/TM-049) which makes it easy for activators to do as well as other things on the same day (like other summits, or family outings, or even going to work hi!).

Hope you have a good time in G in October.

Best 73,

Tom M1EYP


#10

Activation on 5. September 2009
qrv for 45 min from summit from 1600

7 QSO on 10MHz cw with DL,G and HB9.
1 QSO on 7MHz CW with OK. 1 s2s QSO with OK2BDF/p on OK/VY-038

Wx cloudy some wind and +17c

KX1 displayed a E in display and my 3,5 and 10Mhz unit was not accessible.
The antenna tuning unit did not work. At my aging stage (soon 45y) I believe glasses are mandatory in the rucksack.Could not read the super mini print on my portable programming chart. I called up LA1ENA Aage and he read the instruction for restarting and enrolling the faulty units. Thanks Aage. Soon back on air. Power out some 1w and battery 10.6volt.


#11

In reply to M1EYP:
Hello dr om Tom.
To day my yonges son LA1FNA Jan Martin is home from his navy duty for the weekend. I hope I can go with him to a summit and he can activate his first SOTA. Must bring a ICOM 703 since he do phone only.

I hope we have oportunity to meet you and your son again. And also all the other nice British Hams . Hope we can get a s2s qso soon.
72 /73 Kjell


#12

Activation on 6. September 2009
qrv for 40 min from summit from 1600

3 QSO on 7MHz CW with LA,HA and S5. 3 s2s QSO with LA/HB9IAB/P on LA/NL-037
HA4FY/P on HA/KM-026
S53XX/P on S5/CP-011
1 QSO on 10MHz cw with LA. 1 s2s QSO with LA1ENA/P on LA/VF-003
2 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA.
LA1DNA/p on a mountain and my brother LA1CNA/p on Piggen.
His favorite Summit.But sadly not a SOTA.
ALL qso with /p stations.

Wx sun and +20c Summer is still here.


#13

Activation on 7. September 2009
qrv for 16 min from summit from 1340

7 QSO on 10MHz cw with DL,G, HA and HB9.
7 QSO on 7MHz CW with DL, F, G, HA AND SM

Wx cloudy some wind and +16c


#14

Activation on 8. September 2009
qrv for 10 min from summit at 17:20

4 QSO on 7MHz cw with DL,G, PA and LA
1 QSO on 1296MHz FM with LA

Wx cloudy some wind and +16c
LA6GOA Hans Petter activated the summit also on phone on 145, 434 and 1296MHz

Mr LA4AFA Nils Cato turned up at the summit to talk to us.
Se photo on flicr
High activity from the members of Grenland group of NRRL (LA1G)

Soon qrv agn-


#15

Activation on 9. September 2009

5 QSO on 7MHz CW with DL, G, OK and PA. 1 s2s QSO with OK2QA/P on OK/ZL-049

Nice WX sunnshine and +20c


#16

Activation on 10. September 2009

15 QSO on 7MHz CW with G, GM, LA, OE, OH, ON and 9A.
1 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA

Nice WX sunshine and +20c
Some always find it fun to send .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. qrm not tune up happened yesterday on 10.120 also. So sad ,


#17

Activation on 15. September 2009

9 QSO on 10MHz CW with F, G, LA, OE, S5 and UA.
1 QSO on 145MHz FM with LA
1 QSO on 434MHz FM with LA

Nice WX sunshine and +17c


#18

Activation on 16. September 2009
LA1DNA Halvard, LA1ENA Aage and LA1TPA Mads and LA1KHA was all qrv at same time from the summit.

My logg
3 QSO on 10MHz CW with Gm,UA and 9A.
1 QSO on 14MHz CW with K1PUG

Nice WX sunshine and +16c


#19

Activation on 18. September 2009

My logg

11 QSO on 7MHz CW with DL, G, HB9, F and ON .
1 QSO on 14MHz CW with 9H
2 QSO on 144MHz FM with LA
Nice WX sunshine and +21c


#20

Activation on 19. September 2009 was number 50 in sota log
Most activated in Norway and also by most different call signs:
LA1G, LA1DNA, LA1ENA, LA1CNA, LA1TPA, LA1KHA, LA6GOA, LX1NO

Activity was difficult on 7MHz due to contest.
But on 10.120 I can call long time without any qso
My logg

15 QSO on 7MHz CW with DL, F, G, LA, PA, SP and 9A.
1 Sota to sota qso DL1BN/P in DM/NW-260
6 QSO on 10MHz CW with DL, EI, F, G, HB9, LA

Nice WX sunshine and +21c