It had been noticed by Paul, HB9DST, that I often recognize and congratulate people who have reached major SOTA milestones. I’m sorry, but me back again, hi.
But what should I do? Look away before noticing a new score now > 2,000 points? Pretending that I didn’t hear him calling me on 2 m today? Refusing an S2S contact today? Nope! Congratulations on this milestone and the new companion for your first Mountain Goat, Manuel! They will duet their «baa» now for you henceforth.
Manuel is well-known in our community – here in HB9 and furthermore – for mountain tours of a tougher style, e.g. the first activation of the Dufourspitze, top of Switzerland, in 2018. He is highly skilled to structure and display a pile of data and to see and bring the essentials to any type of audience, e.g. at the SOTA meetings at the Ham Radio show in Friedrichshafen or here on the SOTA reflector. He is a good teamplayer, modest and friendly.
I hope that Manuel continues to receive in the future all these necessary secret ingredients that let his personal sun shine above his SOTA heaven – enjoy!
Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ