Activation of OE/OO-379, OK/JC-001, OK/JC-003
The gang of 4 (Franz OE5FSM, Dieter OE5DZL, Karl OE5JKL, Peter OE5AUL) usually arrange to activate the two summits (OK/JC-001 and OK/JC-003) along the German/Czech border during a 1 1/2-day outing in January or February every year.
This year they invited other hams to join them and I had the honour of being part of this expedition for the first time.
We activated a 2-pointer (OE/OO-379 Hochbühel) in the middle of a forest on the way to the border where stayed overnight in a small inn.
In the next morning we set off to the starting point near Dreisesselhaus and walked on skis along the German/Czech border to Trojmezi (Dreimarkstein) where OE/DL and OK come together.
As you can see from the pictures the weather was quite unpleasant: very windy and foggy.
After about an hour (most contacts on 2m, but also 20m SSB and 40m CW) when all of as were pretty cold we walked back to Dreisesselberg (OK/JC-003 Trístolicník), activated this summit and had a nice meal together before we went back to our cars.
See for yourself:
OE/OO-379 Hochbühel - 871m
Typical CW operating position
Peter OE5AUL / Dieter OE5DZL / Sylvia OE5YYN
OK/JC-001 Plechý - 1378m
Karl OE5JKL / Sylvia OE5YYN / Heinz OE5EEP / Dieter OE5DZL / Franz OE5FSM / Christian OE5HCE / Peter OE5AUL
Trojmezi (Dreimarkstein) - border area between OE / OK / DL
It took us 1,5 hours to reach Plechý.
(By the way: this summit used to have duplicate references until the end of 2015. We decided to give up the 4-point OE-reference in favour of the 10-point OK-reference)
Multiple activities of 7 SOTA activators ;-)) - required a bit of coordination…
Johanna and Christian OE5HCE
OK/JC-003 Trístolicník - 1343m
The weather got worse and worse and with the exception of OE5EEP (CW on 40m) we made do with 2m-contacts.
It definitely demands a repetion next year!
Vy 73, Sylvia OE5YYN