Once upon a time I had the great pleasure to meet HB9SOTA Friends during their long SOTA trip around Europe.
It was not a complete coincidence, I took care of it myself to drive to meet them and so we spent some interesting activation days with Juerg @HB9BIN, Paul @HB9DST and Dano @OM6AN.
It was in September 2017.
COVID pandemic delayed all this a bit, but finally me and my XYL spent a few unique days in Switzerland.
Many thanks to Paul @HB9DST, for his invitation, hospitality and beautiful list of summits recommendations as well as activations together.
All that was described here:
Nowadays we are very happy to invite Paul @HB9DST to Poland … and not only
Tomorrow we intend to activate together nearby summit SP/WS-003
After tomorrow we will start to our Baltic trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Today we had an escape from rain and storm from the morning, we even changed the route (summits) to make this escape effective - we almost succeeded, but it resulted in stress and my mistake on YL/YL-001 when I sent two of our spots with wrong callsigns.
Please forgive me.
Fortunately, thanks vigilance of Paul @HB9DST my misstyping was noticed in time and we offered you our next two overs with correctly spotted callsigns.
Thank you for your understanding.
On the renovated road to ES/ES-002 a small piece of stone fell into the brake of our SOTA car, which made disturbing sounds… Luckily we have Friends and one of them Eric ES5RV helped us locate and remove this “pest”
The goal of the expedition has been achieved, tomorrow we are heading to south to deliver Paul to the plane home
Many thanks to You all for chasing us on Baltic countries summits
I would like to wrap up this thread by expressing my enormous gratitude to Jarek SP9MA. Thanks to his immense efforts, I now have 87 associations in the books (well, soon as I enter the logs). He was so generous with his time – giving me an tnire week; he also selected the routes, arranged lodging and drove the entire time (4500 km – he pickedme up in Zurich, we drove all arond the Baltics and I flew home from Krakaw). And what a great traveling companion! All tghis in 8 days! This is true ham spirit, mni tnx Jarek, I hope to repay you someday in some way.