Tomorrow, I will try the famous “Nagelfluh” ridge, a series of nine summits in the Allgäu region. Four of the nine summits are currently eligible for SOTA, and I plan to activate all of them, if weather permits.
We will start at the ridge around 6:15 UTC. The total duration for the ridge is said to be seven hours, plus time for the activations.
Here is the list of summits in the order we will approach them and VERY approximate QRV times:
6:30 UTC - DL/AL-132 Hochgrat, 1833m, 8 points
7:45 UTC - DL/AL-131 Rindalphorn, 822m, 8 points (activated 3 times so far)
Gündleskopf 1748m, no SOTA summit
9:00 UTC - DL/AL-129 Buralpkopf, 1772m, 6 points, (activated 2 times so far)
[formerly: DL/AL-128] Sederer Stuiben, 1737 m, no longer a SOTA summit
10:15 UTC - DL/AL-127 Stuiben, 1749m, 6 points (activated 4 times so far)
[formerly: DL/AL-126] Steineberg, 1683m, no longer a SOTA summit
Mittagberg 1451m, no SOTA summit
I will operate as DK3IT/P.
Frequencies and Mode
The activations will be CW-only. I will start with 40m, first around 7.031 MHz and if there is no unused frequency, around 7.002 MHz. I will only move on to 30m or 20m as a last resort.
The tour is pretty long, and the weather not perfectly stable. Thus, I kindly ask all chasers to support me in this endeavor, and to understand my constraints:
- Please QRS 12 wpm!
- Please spot me and indicate the correct summit reference. I will set up an alert for DL/AL-132 Hochgrat and a wildcard alert for the entire day.
- Please give your callsign ONCE only. Once I grasp part of a callsign, I will request it with the part that I got (like SP?).
Because of the constraints, I will be forced to limit my time on the air, in particular for the first two summits. If we make good progress and if the weather remains stable, I might have a bit more time on the last two summits.
Please help me make this ambitious SOTA project a success by chasing me!
Many thanks in advance!
73 de Martin, DK3IT