Hello friends, om’s, ham’s,
I am planning to activate 8 days long as many SOTA summits as possible in Teneriffa (EA8/TF) over the period of 30.10 to 06.11.2023
I will operating VHF FM around 145.500 and also 10m -(12m - 15m) - 20m - 40m SSB (5W).
I’m post each day on the reflector the following planned summits.
Also u can add me on SOTA Spotter with the callsign EA8/IN3JIB/P.
I’m also open for hints, information about Teneriffa
I look forward to working with as many as I can.
Thanks a lot!
Julian - IN3JIB - OE1JLN
Thanks for preparing the mountains for Teneriffa for more SOTA activities.
I will take over from the 4th of November on and will stay for 2 weeks and will try to activate more of less every summit. Teide most likely not as I was too late for a permit.
My plan is also to activate every summit but in 8 days its not that easy.
You can activate Teide after 6pm and if u wanna make it official you can get your permit here. Don’t forget your headlight
Would be awesome if we meet by a beer or on an activation.
Okay that is good news that it is possible at a later time. Will need to bring warm cloth and a headlamp. Thanks for the hint. I see an adventure with some 10m DX in the evening coming up
I will arrive on the 4th in the late afternoon. So 5th would be the only option I guess.
Sounds like a plan
I hope soo
Yes the 5th or the 6th.
My return flight is on the 7th.
Yes you normally need a permit to go on top of Teide if the cable car is running. i did the activation last year when the cable car was not running due to wind. We did all the way up then without cablecar. It was a very beautifull hike up in this wonderfull landscape. And the wind was as well not really a problem except the last few hundert meters to the top. There it was sometimes quite tricky to continue and that was the reason that my activation was quite short.
And this island is most beautifull at about 1000m upwards
Thx Stefan for your experience.
I will activate the Teide after 6pm or before 9am.
And yes I will go hike the 1400m too
Not only the summit counts.
Mo and I recently stayed at The Hard Rock Hotel, Playa Paraiso on the south coast of the island of Tenerife. We were there for ten days. I took the radio, thinking I’d maybe manage two or three summits. A few folk on here and elsewhere have asked about the hills we climbed, so I’ve tried to include as much detail as possible.
19th January 2023
Roque del Conde EA8/TF-010 1001 m
We could see this striking looking mountain from our 15th floor balcony. It was first on the list because it looked t…
My wfe and I had a great time there in January. I hope you find this useful.
Thx a lot!
I have read your entry in the past
very good and detailed!
Oh nice wonderfull.
Thx a lot!
Be aware that few summits are located in protected areas and legal acess to them is not possible, like to EA8/TF-005.
Oh okay thx for letting us know!
EA8/TF-006 looks like the most complicated.
Thanks for this reminder. I read that off-trail walking in protected areas is illegal. But I could not find which areas are protected at that level.
(Which would make all activations of
EA8/TF-005 null and void - but that is a different story).
I have overlayed the national park map
with the sotl.as map for better understanding the situation.
So looking at that map most summits are within at least a protected area or a national park.
Also looking at this report:
The following summits are not legally accessible as there is no official footpath:
Here are some other Maps:
some updates from my side.
I activated today
It was very nice! Tomorrow I try to activate another 4 peaks!
I also uploaded pictures on the sotl.as website.
Check it out!
Today I activated four peaks:
My shortened End Fed was perfect, because the space was not that big and open on some peaks.
A radio with integrated tuner and maybe 10W would be nice haha maybe I’m buying a KX2.
Check out my pictures on sotl.as.
Today I was activating the highest point in Spain
Pico del Teide with 3715m.
It was very windy and cold
I could only activate 2m FM .
More pictures on sotl.as
Fantastic fotos, thanks for sharing.
And very good to know that there is so much activity on 2m FM.
My alert is placed for the 9th of November. Might shift it depending on wx.
Looking forward to hear your stories Julian