The XYL and I have booked a holiday in Northern Italy (Trentino region) and I may have the opportunity to try SOTA while we are there. With only 15kg baggage allowance I’ll be limited to a 2m/70cm FM only hand held, though I might manage a better antenna - I have a j-pole made from twin feeder which rolls up nicely.
My first question is “Am I likely to get any contacts?” We’ll be based at Campitello di Fassa. Many of the summits in the area look like they are yet to be activated. I know there is history concerning SOTA in Italy but I think that’s all been sorted out now.
My second question is “What frequency should I call on?”.
I know HF would be much better but I can’t see any way to get my HF gear there and have any more than the clothes I’m standing up in!