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HB9SOTA Activation Weekend 12-13 June 2021

The annual HB9SOTA Activity Day is scheduled to take place this coming weekend. The weather on both days should be ideal, and currently 41 stations have registered to be on the air on either Saturday or Sunday. To make it possible for all these operators to participate, the Board of Directors has decided to expand the Activity Day to an Activity Weekend. In other words, stations will be activating Swiss summits on either one or both days, Saturday 12 June and/or Sunday 13 June, 2021

Certainly this will be a fantastic time to gather S2S contacts. But what makes this event extra special is that stations have signed up to activate in every Swiss canton that has a valid SOTA summit. Activators and chasers working on the Helvetia Certificates – both from HB9SOTA and USKA – have a wonderful opportunity to fill in missing cantons.

We look forward to working you!


Hi Paul,

Thank you for the message.
I am in short trip to SP/SS (may be including OK/KR).
I will start activations from tomorrow and continue on Saturday & Sunday - hope to work a lot of S2S with Swiss team.
See you :wink:

73, Jarek

Hi Paul

Looking forward to hopefully setting up somewhere in the Lake District and getting many S2S!

Regards, Mark

I need the UR canton. Hope you can get it in 40m. Magnificent the deployment of HB activators this weekend.

Remarkable stuff. I nipped out for a morning activation. 5.5 hours on summit. 112 QSOs including 63 S2S!!!

20m FT4: 11 QSOs
20m CW: 36 QSOs (21 S2S)
20m SSB: 46 QSOs (34 S2S)
2m FM: 19 QSOs (8 S2S)

To coin a phrase … “No FT8 required” :wink:


For me 3 summits activated today, 72 QSOs, 20 S2S, on second summit SP/SS-004 haevy rain occured just during our S2S with Guru EA2IF :wink:
I hope tomorrow WX will give more support.

73, Jarek

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I’ll be honest, it’s been a busy few recent weeks and days for me and I didn’t really look at this HB SOTA weekend event in any detail. However, the S2S action this morning was simply extraordinary!

I intend to go out again tomorrow morning, and again I’ll use just 20m. Whether I’ll bag another 63 S2S QSOs I don’t know, but I’m certainly motivated to get out again for another whole morning of SOTA!

I will need to go QRT by 1200z in order to be back home for the G v 9A football match in the Euro 2020, and then my youngest son Liam’s 24th birthday curry.

Another good morning on G/SP-015. For the second consecutive day, an activation with over a century of QSOs (103) and half a century of S2S (50). Plus, for the second consecutive day - “No FT8 required”.

20m FT4: 21 QSOs
20m CW: 27 QSOs (13 S2S)
20m SSB: 34 QSOs (22 S2S)
2m FM: 20 QSOs (14 S2S)
2m C4FM: 1 QSO (1 S2S)

113 S2S in two mornings this weekend - that’s ridiculous!!!


Hi Tom,
Thanks for S2S on both days. Now I’ve chased you 7 times!


A pleasure also to work today from Wales Paul and also Juerg HB9BIN and Bruno HB9CBR celebrating the HB9SOTA weekend. Great levels of activity. Other S2S with Allan GW4VPX and Jarek SP9MA. We got very hot and tired on the climb ruling out a second summit, so I finished up in a local pub supping a cold pint of cider with XYL on lager.

73 Phil G(W)4OBK/P GW/NW-065


Hi Friends,

WX in SP/SS today left without rain but on first summit was cold & windy.
Fortunately they served coffee which helped me to survive (in the morning I decided to left gloves in the car :smiley: )

On second summit WX was fine :wink:

Many thanks to everyone I had contact yesterday / today and chapeau bas to HB9SOTA team for the event !

Today 82 contacts logged, 15 S2S :wink:

73, Jarek