Results from the HB9SOTA Activity Weekend on 12-13 June 2021
In response to requests from several participants, this year we expanded our traditional Activity Day into an Activity Weekend. One result is that for the first time we were able to activate every canton in the country! Special thanks to those who made an extra effort to activate a special or rare canton.
On Saturday 12 June, 23 of a possible 24 cantons were activated, the only one missing was NW (Nidwalden). This was then covered by Markus HB9DIZ on Sunday, and on that second day we were able to activate 17 cantons.
In total, 63 members activated one or more summits. On Saturday there were 52 people active, on Sunday we had 30 participants while another 19 were activating on both days.
Several of us were on multiple summits:
HB9DQM on 5 summits in Canton Ticino
HB9HBV on 4 summits in Canton Schwyz
HB9EAJ on 3 summits in Canton Jura
HB9HCS on 1 summit in Canton Fribourg and 2 summits in Canton Bern
HB9NBG on 1 summit in Bern and 2 summits in Canton Vaud
HB9FZC on 1 summit in Bern and 2 summits in Canton Vaud
If an operator’s goal was to be far up in the list of those with the most S2S contacts, that person would almost certainly need to be active with two operating modes, most frequently SSB and FM or alternately SSB and CW.
Of the 52 stations on Saturday, 37 were active in SSB, 30 in FM and 27 with CW; on Sunday the stations were distributed among modes in this way: 22 in FM, 21 in SSB and 7 in CW.
Looking at the overall results from both days and all operating modes, the leaderboard falls out this way:
- HB9BIN Juerg 70 HB9 118 total, SSB and CW, Sa/So
- HB9GUX HaWe 61 HB9 99 total, SSB and FM, Sa/So
- HB9EAJ Stephan 45 HB9 67 total, SSB and FM, Sa/So
- HB9HBV Jean-Pierre 45 HB9 59 total, SSB and FM, Sa/So
Best results for a single operating mode:
6. HB9GIN Christian with 41 HB9 S2S, FM, Sa/So
12. HB9CBR Bruno with 33 HB9 S2S, CW, Sa/So
23. HB9GVW Martin with 14 HB9 S2S, SSB, Sa/So
Leaderboard of those chasers who made contact with at least one HB9 activator:
- HB9EVF 22 QSOs
- HB9JAT 21 QSOs
- HB9DDZ 19 QSOs
The longest distances covered:
227 km – HB9TNF from HB/GR-252, contacted HB9FUE on HB/NE-001 - SSB
214 km - HB9BQU from HB/VS-103, contacted HB9CGA on HB/AR-012 - CW
186 km – HB9FUE from HB/NE-001, contacted HB9GKR on HB/SZ-013 - FM
The idea of covering both days in the weekend proved quite popular because anyone who wanted to participate had a good opportunity, which is confirmed by the total of 63 participants. Our hearty congratulations to those who won their respective categories! You will be rewarded with a SOTA pocket knife (if you haven’t won one already).
73 de Bruno HB9CBR, HB9SOTA Secretary