One of the little secrets of a happy life is probably to make something precious out of something unimportant or dispensable – or even out of nothing.
This was my shack today before escaping from continous rain. I was happy to provide to Jan, SM5LNE, the last summit needed for his HB9SOTA Lowland Summit Award. All 176 Swiss 1- and 2-pointers are requested for the Edelweiss class of that award. My home hill Sonnenberg, HB/LU-028, was the last one on Jan’s list. So congrats on your success, Jan, happy to help you!
The Swiss SOTA lowland summits on Sotlas.
The HB9SOTA Lowland Summit Award is a nice contrast to thinking that Switzerland consists of high mountains only, reserved to experienced hikers only. The lowlands are even the base layer for all reknown top mountains like Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Pilatus or Rigi. Read more about their charme for us domestics here. And read more about our HB9SOTA Lowland Summit Award here.
Jan was not my only contact this morning, there were additional 20 QSOs. The last one provided a magic number to myself:
9,000 SOTA contacts, a long story covering more than 4 years now, all on SSB or FM so far, except for very few FT8 trial QSOs. These are all the base for many good souvenirs – thanks to you: the chasers, the S2S partners and to those with the SOTA in mind and providing it now to others.
Better weather conditions soon! So let’s continue our fun. Cu next time!
Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ