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Friedrichshafen 2019


Hi Luc
I think I have decided on ON/ON -001, 009, 010 & 011. I would like to stay in the local area for the evening, any suggestions on the best location? I have also planned with my local radio club over here in the UK to try a summit at around 9 p.m. Belgium time so I can try and hold contacts with the club QTH and speak to a few of the members. So which would you say would be the best of these summits to make the final one for the evening and not have a long car journey back to a hotel?

Any suggestions would be great thank you


Hi Paul,

I would suggest ON-001 or ON-010 for late night operations.
You can operate from the public parking lot on both summits, and have a lot of space for even an 80m antenna.
(I don’t know if 40m will work for UK contacts, depends on the distance, and QRM is heavy in the evening)

The other two, I wouldn’t stay in darkness, they are rather deserted places.

As for accomodation, I cannot recommend much, I always travel with AirBnb, and have stayed in several good places (send a private mail for more info on that).

There are some hotels near both summits (001/010), but I have no info on those. Otherwise, Eupen is a nice town to stay, maybe someone else knows a good hotel there … G4OBK ?

Another tip : hotels just across the border, in Germany (places like Roetgen, Monschau, Simmerath), often offer rooms with half pension, for the same price you will pay in Belgium or Luxemburg, for just a room with breakfast.
A search on booking.com may find you a good deal.

But they won’t serve you food if you arrive after 10 p.m. of course … and it will be a detour on your intended route I guess.

Luc - ON7DQ


If you can accept 1 hour drive and also want to make some mountains I would recommend an overnight stay to the northwest. There are a few small towns between Friedrichshafen and the mountains.

cu 73 Armin


I’ve just decided that I will be at Friedrichshafen this year, although the Graz Morse Code school will not be giving a presentation on this occasion. I will be setting off either on Friday the 14th or Monday the 17th, depending on whether I can change some hours at work. I will definitely be in Feldkirch from Monday the 17th and hoping to add DL, DM, HB9 and HB0 to my association tally. I will definitely come along for the group activation.

               73 de OE6FEG


Beginning to look like I will be there due to an unexpected turn of events.