Ham Radio 2016

Dear SOTA fans and visitors of Ham Radio 2016

The 2nd SOTA Information Session will be held at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen on Saturday 25 June 2016 from 2 to 3:45 p.m. in the “Österreich” Room. We are proud to announce that Eric Swartz, co-founder and CEO of Elecraft, will present the opening talk. The remainder of the program is listed below. Door prizes will be offered by SOTA-BEAMS
See you in FH es 73 de HB9BIN, Jürg, President of HB9SOTA

Shrinking the multi-mode HF transceiver - The evolution of the KX line for SOTA
by Eric Swartz, co-founder and CEO of Elecraft
The Hentenna – the Japanese “miracle” wire by Herbert OE9HRV
A question and answer session about SOTA with Andy MM0FMF and Guy N7UN, members of the SOTA Management Team
An overview of SOTA peaks in North America and Japan by Guy N7UN
SOTA chaser station management with Logger 32 by Phil G4OBK
Renaissance of the Fuchs resonant antenna by Jure Mikeln S52CQ and Bostjan Rebernik S52FT
From paper to tablet logging – the VK3ZPF “VK port-a-log” Android app by Manuel HB9DQM
A comparison of recent KD1JV family rigs (ATS, Mountain Topper) by Paul HB9DST
“SOTA extreme” First activation of Pizzo Pianca 2377m HB/TI-093 by Emil DL8JJ
Door prizes will be offered by SOTABEAMS!


I’ll miss Friedrichshafen appointment once again :frowning:

Is there any plan to record or live stream sessions?

73 de IZ3GME Marco

For those going to HAM RADIO - the short format program PDF is now available here -

This is mainly ln German with English translations added within the program - it also includes the site layout plan.

Yes do YouTube it please !

will be there

I think Marco was asking if anyone would be streaming it - as he can’t attend - he was not offering to do it - do you have the possibility as you’ll be there Frank?

I wont have the technology with me that the team had last year - in fact the ICQPodcast team (apart from myself) won’t be at FN this year.

73 Ed

Thank you Jürg, President of HB9SOTA for your lead organisation of today’s event. The two hour SOTA event as well as the show overall, made for a most interesting day for many enthusiasts of SOTA.

73 in SOTA

Phil G4OBK


I’d like to join with Phil in thanking Jürg HB9BIN and Paul HB9DST and everyone else for organising the 2nd SOTA Information Session. All the talks were good with lots of thought provoking ideas. It was good to see the bigger room full and also to meet so many SOTA chasers and activators.

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May I add my thanks to SOTA Switzerland for organising the SOTA session and also my personal thanks to those who were able to make the SOTA dinner on Friday evening. Despite the incoming storm “a good time was had by all”. Special thanks to John DK9JC and Luc ON7DQ for the photos below:

And don’t forget - next year Ham Radio at Friedrichshafen is in July, not June:

24/7/2016 - added some more pictures of the SOTA Dinner - thanks Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH.

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PowerPoint presentations from the 2016 SOTA Information Session at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen have now been posted on the HB9SOTA website.

We hope those who attended found the meeting worthwhile. And remember, we are already starting to look for topics to cover at next year’s SOTA Information Session. If you have an idea for a talk, get in touch with Juerg HB9BIN. (Keep in mind that next year the dates for Ham Radio Friedrichshafen have been moved by one month from June to July 14 - 16, 2017.)