for a few upcoming skitouring activities where a CW/HF activation is not feasible, I am considering to carry a 2m FM handheld with me. How likely is it to make 4 or more contacts from there, in particular on weekdays? As usual, I will have very limited time on the summit.
I would post alerts and maybe even take a break from my self-imposed “no self-spotting-via-cellphone” regime or spot via APRS2SOTA.
Which frequencies are best for 2m in Tyrol?
As for the antenna, my default is a Diamond SRH701 (ca. 25 cm long). I could try to get a somewhat longer antenna (40 - 70 cm), as long as it can be left mounted on the Yaesu VX-8 (which I will attach to my rucksack). I have better VHF/UHF antennas (like an HB9CV), but they would need a pole and then a CW/HF activation will be as fast.
Mni tnx es 73 de Martin, DK3IT