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Alert: HB9SOTA group activation of HB/FR-033 on Sat 3 Mar

Hello SOTA ops!

On Saturday, HB9SOTA will be conducting its second group snowshoe activation of this winter season. This time, and for the first time ever, we will be in the French-speaking part of the country. Specifically, we will activate HB/FR-033 Niremont, which is located roughly 15 km north of Montreaux and Lake Geneva. This a popular summit that can be activated in almost any conditions without avalanche danger.

Chasers, as always for a group activation, please help us make sure that everyone gets their 4 QSOs. If you hear somebody repeatedly calling CQ, please help them out.

Further, any and all SOTA activators who are not members of HB9SOTA are also warmly – we hope, given recent arctic conditions – welcomed to join the fun! The starting point of the hike will be at the Restaurant Cabone du Petit Oiseau (coordinates 46.5438 / 6.0774). For those on skis, there is also a lift that brings you very close to the summit. And after the activation, we invite you to join us for a beverage at the restaurant with HB9SOTA picking up the tab.

We hope to hear many of you chasers, and it would be wonderful if we could see some new faces, as well.

On behalf of HB9SOTA, Paul HB9DST


Thanks for info Paul, any timing ?

VY 73
Jarek, SP9MA

Timing is tough to predict. Depends alot on road conditions. Most of the activators will be coming from the northern part of the country. I would guess not earlier than 10:00 UTC. Keep an eye out for the spots.

Thank you Paul, will try to follow to “arrange” S2S
VY 73
Jarek, SP9MA

Grüezi Paul,
ok ich werde Euch versuchen zu erreichen von QTH -> EA8 El Hierro .
en Gruess
Erich HB9FIH