Another Swiss activator has now achieved mountain goat status: congratulations to Albert, HB9BCK. A recent trip to the beautiful Appenzell hills provided the necessary points. Albert did the summits at a good pace, he needed only 1 year and 7 months to reach this milestone.
Albert lives in eastern Switzerland, so it’s easy for him to reach out for the mountains in the Austrian state Vorarlberg for a day trip. Since I like to spend my vacations there, he has already provided to me a few SOTA Completes. I don’t really understand why there aren’t more activators visiting the summits there. The Austrians don’t bite, guys!
Albert is versatile: he hikes on many altitude levels and likes both CW and phone. His equipment is good, at least for me, hi: a Summit to Summit between us actually always works, even where I can’t hear others. He also has relevant experience as a DXer. At present he is often on the air as HB75SG with the callsign of the Radioclub St. Gallen.
Enjoy your next SOTA adventures, Albert! We hope you have many more beautiful mountains and hills on your to-do list where we others can chase you from the valleys and other summits.
Cu and vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ