A question for our Swiss (and French/German) activators.
Keith VA3QF will be working in Switzerland for several months next year, and hopes to get involved with SOTA. He says “The next plan is to determine what would be the best antennas. I have a collapsible HB9CV for 2m (it’s over 30 years old!) but the HF antenna is giving me a bit of difficulty. On many of the Swiss peaks there are no trees for a wire antenna and the ground is solid rock so driving in guy stakes for a vertical would be a problem too. Any suggestions as to what the other SOTA people tend to use?”
As such big mountains are well outside my experience, I would be grateful of any advice to pass on to Keith.
Who knows? If he really enjoys SOTA, he may be encouraged to start an Association back home in Canada.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
73 de Les, G3VQO