Today is World Radio Day, an initiative launched by Unesco to remind everyone of the beauty and uniqueness of this means of communication and I decided to celebrate it with a beautiful Sota activation in the mountains of Lazio. Together with a group of friends we went to the Simbruini Mountains, about an hour and a half drive from Rome where it is possible to find some very beautiful mountains. Together with them we walked for about 10 km making a path ring that also included the Autore mountain, listed on Sota I / LZ-301 (1.854 mt. high) peak that was worth activating. We found a lot of snow mixed with ice all along the way and the weather was not great, covered with a strong cold wind.
At the top I mounted my fishing rod, used as a random wire antenna mount, and installed my usual Ft-817 Qrp station along with the Atu-100. I only did 8 QSOs on 20 and 30 meters, the cold was intense and I didn’t want my friends to have to wait on this windy peak. After the QSOs we continued our walk and around 16 local we returned to Rome. Overall a nice activation, perhaps too fast but with the pleasure of connecting friends in CW (F4WBN, EA2DT, DL1FU to name a few) and to breathe a splendid mountain air.