In the Republic of Bashkortostan, where both participants of activation live, it is allowed to visit country houses and cottages, of course, observing all quarantine restrictions. Without a doubt, considering the mountains to be their suburban area, and the tent as a cottage, we went to activate another southern Ural summit. Of course, we did not violate a single point of the quarantine rules: We did not communicate with anyone and did not meet with anyone along the way. And it was 700 km by car and three days of dragging heavy backpacks over rugged terrain, swamps and snow.
The assault camp was set at an altitude of 1200 m, where deep snow still lay among the trees.
Above the forest ended.
R9U/SO-001 pictured above
The GP antenna on position
For an hour and a half there were 80 QSOs on the 30 and 20 m. It was very nice to hear the call signs of old friends, SOTA enthusiasts. The pleasure of working at 14.061 MHz was finally ruined by an anonymous QRM-er.
At 18 MHz it was very quiet, so I returned back to 20 m, but in the SSB range. There I finished my work on air from Mount B. Kumardak. The weather deteriorated, I had to quickly pack up and go down to the assault camp. The tent was rolled up already in the beginning rain.
Then again there was snow, stone placers, swamps and a windbreak.
We spent the night in a small dry meadow. The sun and the rainbow pleased us at the end of the journey.