Next week on Wednesday and Thursday, I will try to activate
OE/VB-001, Großer Piz Buin - 3312m, 10 Points, SOTA Summits
- OE/TI-035, Dreiländerspitze - 3197m, 10 Points, SOTA Summits
OE/VB-001 has so far only been activated on VHF and OE/TI-035 will be a first activation.
My callsign will be OE/DK3IT/P, and the activation will be HF and CW only with a small chance of additional QSOs on 2m if time permits, but this is unlikely.
I will start with 40m and try 30 and 20 if time and weather permit.
Since both summits are difficult to reach and I will be with fellow climbers, I will have at max 30 - 40 minutes on the summit from arrival to departure.
As on the Badus, HB/UR-042, I will use minimal rubber-stamp contest-like QSOs in order to maximize the number of contacts.
I plan to use the following equipment:
- Mountain Topper MTR3B in my new GoBox (see picture, description at The 1 Kilo HF challenge. A multiband activation pack below 1 kilogram - #99 by DK3IT)
- 6m mast from Lambdahalbe
- Antenna 1: 3-Band EFHW with traps based on the design by Heinz, HB9BCB
- Antenna 2: Newly designed 6m SOTA vertical with loading coil for 40-30-20m (will post details soon)
If you hear me, please spot me.
If you work me, please, please QRS 10-14 wpm and give callsign and report at least twice, better three times. Redundancy is more efficient that asking for a repetition in my opinion.
If there is a pile up, please minimize QRM; the MTR has a very simplistic support for split-mode and I have not yet used in an actual QSO, and of course not during a hectic activation. I might not be able to go to split mode and might have to QSY as a last resort if the QRM gets too bad.
If you have any suggestions, tips, etc., please post them here!
73 de Martin, DK3IT