we’ve been busy here in HL-land, not only with last week’s International SOTA Weekend, but even just this last weekend saw many activators out and about–check out the shots (and even video footage care of IYQ)…the temperature is rising yes, but as it was over cast throughout much of the weekend things remained cool, yet humid (as is evidenced by that haze).
HL2IYQ hit two summits on Saturday:
(links from the pages)
HL3QBN and friend racked up 40 points in two days along the Deogyu Ridge, going (in order):
http://www.sotawatch.org/summits.php?summit=HL/JB-004 South Deogyu
& lastly, the big mother
http://www.sotawatch.org/summits.php?summit=HL/JB-002 Deogyu (Hyangjeok peak)
Saturday morning I went to a shorty, right from the bus terminal, Umyeonsan
After heading downhill and to the main KARL office, HL2OLP and I started sorting outbound QSL cards (there’s quite the backlog, as the nation’s former QSL manager post hasn’t been filled for a while), we got through A-M (entities), the rest will follow, so a mess of cards from Korea should be arriving in local bureaus quite soon, including SOTA cards from the last two years HI. After the directors’ meeting and dinner, both OLP and I having been kicked out of the office (no keys–and get this, nobody wants to sort QSL cards on a Saturday night go figure) headed to immediately nearby Guryongsan for a midnight activation. The weather was very pleasant, the toads were out, and the beer was cold.
While on Guryongsan, we had an S2S with DS1RGC & DS1ETS who were doing an overnight camping activation on Bulamsan just across town:
Afterwards, we headed downhill to sleep at a Jimjilbang (like a sauna) in town ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jjimjilbang ) and got an early start on Sunday to go to the monthly hamfest at Yonsei University to do some tabling for SOTA, distribute QSLs and meet folks in general. (Eyeballs included OLP of course, HL2IYQ, HL1SAK (always on summits, never submits logs!), 6K2FXS, HL1EEK, HL1KKC, F4AAR, HL2KCZ, etc, etc, etc) and even some chasers, too!
As the junk (hamfest, in Konglish) was winding down, we heard 6K2FHW on
and I got a text from DS2SHC saying he was on
but couldn’t get his signal
All that just this last weekend, /after/ ISW.
Last weekend’s ISW pictures are from HL2IYQ:
and HL3QBN (& HL3LHP):
(Minjujisan, where actually HL2OLP & I ran into these two on our way up to meet 6K5XZE for our overnighter, where I actually had a couple of “legit SOTA chases” from the UK (Wales and Scotland) on 14MHz)
Up this weekend is a SOTA/bivvy club beach camping (no mountains!) on the west coast of the HL3 area–there will be a station set up, though!
73 from down east–