First-Activation of Spitzhorn, HB/VS-256 - Video in English available

Hi everybody

Carine (HB9FZC) and I had started our SOTA-Summervacation 2020 on 18.July. In the meantime we could activate 24 summits in the beautiful Swiss Alps - 7 of them were above 3’000m a.s.l. and 6 of them all were First-activations :sunglasses: :sunglasses:

On the Spitzhorn, HB/VS-256 we’ve produced our first SOTA-Video in English language, in which we show you Step-by-step how to come on-air on the summit - a click to the picture brings you to the video - have fun!

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This afternoon we will start for our next SOTA-adventure - so meet you soon in the next QSO :nerd_face: :nerd_face:

vy 73 de René, HB9NBG + 73/88 de Carine, HB9FZC


Mny tnx for the video Carine and Rene,very good. 88/73 Don G0RQL.

Rene and Carine, thank you for the video. :+1:

73 Marcel DM3FAM

Very impressive, both the activation and the video.
Question - any reason why you use the add on counterpoise jack instead of the built in one on the KX2?

Hello Carine and René,

Your endurance is extraordinary, and your appetite for summits seems insatiable! :smile: Congratulations on all these (first) activations. Enjoy the rest of summer! :sun_with_face:

vy 73,

Manuel HB9DQM

Excellent video excellent views and great advert for KX2 and the tiny whip.


Great video.

Hi René, and thanks for your compliment :nerd_face: according to our opinion the standard-Bananaplug is the more flexible solution: So we can use one thigh of HB9NBGs SOTA-Dipol as counterpoise, when we use the AX1/AXE1. It’s very easy to handle like this, and you don’t have to use different counterpoises for the different telescopic-antennas - you need only the KX2, the AX1/AXE1 and HB9NBGs SOTA-Dipol, and you will be successful on every summit environment very quickly :+1: :+1: Have also a look at our big report about our SOTA-Summer-activities, on which we’ve used this solution.

vy 73 de René, HB9NBG

Hello Carine and René
Congratulations on this great tour and the great pictures.
73 IW3AGO Heinrich

Hello Carine and René, thanks for your fantastic video and congratulations on your activation. Well done.

73 de Geoff vk3sq

Dear both

Great to see how you have explored the magic scenery of Carine’s home state Valais HB/VS – only flying could be better. Congratulations on your successful tour!

Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ

Hi all

Wooow, really great your congratulations - many thanks to you all :nerd_face: :nerd_face:
HB9DIZ it’s everytime a big adventure to find new Firstactivations in Carines Canton VS, and we already look forward to the next Summer 2021 :nerd_face: :nerd_face:

Hope to meet you all soon on frequency :+1: :+1:

vy 73 de René, HB9NBG + 73/88 de Carine, HB9FZC

Hi René

It’s part of your happiness that the HB/VS region offers that many summits that have NOT been activated so far – so choose and enjoy! . . . and don’t forget the bonus period, hi.

Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ