Ok,I meant to post an introduction here as soon as I have a picture taken from me on a beautiful Swiss mountain making my QSOs.
I just got my license last October and did my first SOTA activation on my 40th birthday in November.
Since I was into mountaineering long before I started with ham radio, SOTA was the perfect addition to a hobby I already had. Sadly I forgot to take a picture on any of the following activation, being busy getting my QSOs together. So long story short: Here I am without a picture but I thought I’ll post an introduction anyway.
I live in a valley surrounded by mountains in Central Switzerland (i.e. the German part), so this is definitely a place to be an activator rather than a chaser. However I try to answer to activations from the surrounding mountains as often as possible - which got a lot easier with home office during Covid times.
I prefer ski mountaineering because I don’t like walking downhill. Never the less, as soon as I started with SOTA I realized that activating a summit in summer might be a lot more attractive - unless you enjoy freezing hands…
Looking forward to talk to some of you on the frequencies on an activation.
73, Beni HB9HNT
PS: For English speaking countries, my name is pronounced Benny