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Saturday: 2019 HB9SOTA activity day


#1

The wx looks promising, so this coming Saturday, June 8, members of HB9SOTA will activate summits in as many cantons as we are able. There are no fixed times, so please check the alerts and spots. If you are working on one of the awards that require chasing a summit or getting an S2S contact with a Swiss canton, this will be a great opportunity. Please keep an eye out for us!
73
Paul HB9DST, on behalf of HB9SOTA


#2

Great event

I had 16 s2s HB9 contacts today

thank you - 73 Armin


#3

Based on the cluster and the logs of HB9BIN, HB9GIN and HB9DQM, 43 members of HB9SOTA* activated summits during our 5th annual Swiss Activity Day. All together, 44 different summits were activated by 43 different HB9 operators (with a total of 46 activations). Last year we had 45 activations from 40 summits, so it is safe to say we set a new record.
The following activators were on the following summits: HB3XRP (HB/ZH-011), HB3YPI (HB/ZH-004), HB9AGO (HB/TG-002), HB9AGO (HB/TG-003), HB9BAB (HB/ZH-015), HB9BCB (HB/BE-171), HB9BCB (HB/BE-173), HB9BHU (HB/SO-001), HB9BHW (HB/ZH-008), HB9BIN (HB/OW-010), HB9BQB (HB/SG-027), HB9BQU (HB/OW-020), HB9BRJ (HB/SH-002), HB9CGA (HB/AR-002), HB9CKV (HB/SG-032), HB9CLT (HB/TG-010), HB9CMC (HB/ZH-018), HB9CNY (HB/BE-138), HB9CRY (HB/SG-033), HB9CYX (HB/NW-017), HB9CZF (HB/ZH-010), HB9DBM (HB/LU-026), HB9DGV (HB/LU-011), HB9DPR (HB/AI-007), HB9DQM (HB/SZ-034), HB9DST (HB/UR-074), HB9DX (HB/OW-015), HB9EKO (HB/FR-019), HB9ELZ (HB/BE-104), HB9EWO (HB/GR-161), HB9EWU (HB/LU-006), HB9EWU (HB/LU-027), HB9FVK (HB/SZ-018), HB9GIN (HB/SZ-034), HB9GKR (HB/BE-139), HB9GUA (HB/AG-012), HB9GVC (HB/GL-039), HB9IIO (HB/FR-036), HB9IRF (HB/SG-039), HB9JOE (HB/SG-039), HB9OME (HB/BE-123), HB9PIM (HB/SZ-013), HB9RDD (HB/AG-010), HB9RYV (HB/BL-005), HB9TVK (HB/LU-021), HB9TWM (HB/JU-001)
This is a new record, due in part to the great weather and also the increasing number of members in our club. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend my grateful thanks to these members for their enthusiastic participation. Our thanks also go out to all the chasers around the world who likewise participated in the 6th annual Swiss Activity Day.
The 6th annual Swiss Activity Day will take place on 6.6.2020 (or 13.6.2020 in case of bad wx)
73, de HB9BIN, HB Association Manager and President, HB9SOTA


#4

Here are the logged activations at 0750Z 9-jun.

SummitCode SummitName Activator
HB/AR-002 Hochhamm HB9CGA/P
HB/BE-138 Burgfeldstand HB9CNY/P
HB/BE-171 Envers de Jorat HB9BCB/P
HB/BE-173 Bözingenberg HB9BCB/P
HB/BL-005 Wisenberg HB9RYV/P
HB/FR-019 Le Moléson HB9EKO/P
HB/FR-036 Mont Vully/ Wistenlacher Berg HB9IIO/P
HB/GL-039 Planggenstock HB9GVC/P
HB/GR-161 Crupspitz HB9EWO/P
HB/LU-021 Lindenberg HB9TVK/P
HB/LU-026 Werniswald HB9DBM/P
HB/OW-010 Brienzer Rothorn HB9BIN/P
HB/OW-015 Matthorn HB9DX
HB/OW-020 Miesenstock HB9BQU/P
HB/SG-027 Mattstock/ Mattstogg HB9BQB/P
HB/SG-032 Chimmispitz HB9CKV/P
HB/SG-039 Spicher HB9JOE/P
HB/SH-002 Wannenberg HB9BRJ/P
HB/SO-001 Hasenmatt HB9BHU/P
HB/SZ-013 Fluebrig/ Diethelm HB9PIM
HB/SZ-034 Zindlenspitz HB9GIN/P
HB/SZ-034 Zindlenspitz HB9DQM/P
HB/UR-074 Brandegg HB9DST/P
HB/ZH-008 Schauenberg HB9BHW/P
HB/ZH-010 Lägern HB9CZF/P
HB/ZH-015 Altberg HB9BAB/P

#5

Hi Jürg and Swiss members,

congratulations for your excellent activity. I was sad not to be able staying in HB9-land that weekend but happy about the condx which were quite friendly to me in the morning.
I have 17 HB9´s in my log with some unique as well and one HB9 in Italy and one in France.
HB9BIN/p was heard several times but he allways worked s2s :smile:
Hope to join you next year!
Vy73 de Fritz DL4FDM (HB9CSA) and soon again HB90CSA/p :wink:


#6

Dear all

Allow yourself to take a glimpse at one of these 45 activations. I was looking forward to activate the Tomlishorn summit of Mount Pilatus, HB/NW-011. This one requires only a short hike of about 25 minutes from the top station of the cable car and is on the first ridge between the Swiss Mittelland and the Alps. So both directions north and south promise contacts to the chasers or other activators, even on VHF. Unfortunately the trail was still closed due to two larger snow patches.

But Mount Pilatus offers an alternative! Matthorn, HB/OW-015, is a wonderful and more secluded summit in the area. You need only about 30 minutes more for one way, but there is a descent/ascent of about 200 m to get there, according to SOTA rules, and the classification is T3 instead of T2. After bypassing some snow patches even on this trail we reached Matthorn in time. 2 m worked fine for several S2S QSOs and even to work Mike, DJ5AV, above Lake Constance.

Matthorn was on a border line between the nice weather pampering the Swiss Mittelland and the western parts of the country and a remaining layer of clouds and fog towards the Alps and eastern Switzerland. The sun has been appreciated since the temperatures were generally low with some wind blowing.

In most cases you don’t need much more than an operator, some dedication and joy, some equipment, other participants, a common programme, a scenery – and a finger and a smartphone, hi. That isn’t much in general! The mountain goat using the Mountain Goat app to send a spot for the VHF activation to the network. @HB9GIN will recognize the RH-770 antenna, hi.

The bench was mine today, and the summit cross supported the 10-m-mast with the usual EFHW for 20 m and 40 m, used with the coupler 1:64 to the KX2. I could have activated longer, but I still had to do some errands in the afternoon, and business closes at 16 hours on Saturdays in the state of Lucerne.

This winter 2018/2019 has been long, up to now. All main trails on Mount Pilatus are not yet cleared from snow, and some sunny days and some hours of work are still needed to open them for the public. The closed trails didn’t prevent numerous tourists to try to use them all the same.

We saw several persons bypassing this one by the gorge below. By fortune, no one slipped off to the valley.

Such should be forbidden . . .

. . . and this here should even be prosecuted. I can’t understand such parents exposing their children to such risk.

This year again I took the opportunity to operate HB9DX, the club callsign of the Swiss DX Foundation (SDXF) what is another part of my amateur radio hobby. “SDXF meets SOTA” brought them together and provided space for one question or another about the foundation. So these having looked for HB9DIZ mostly have recognized my voice behind HB9DX. See the website of the Swiss DX Foundation to read more about SDXF.

I’m looking forward to the HB9SOTA activity day 2020 – and you?

Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ (resp. HB9DX yesterday)

PS: See this general report on the Mount Pilatus summits Tomlishorn, HB/NW-011, and Matthorn, HB/OW-015, on the SOTA reflector.


#7

DL4FDM: HB9BIN/p was heard several times but he allways worked s2s :smile:

Dear Fritz,
Your claim is not correct! On the 5th SOTA Activity Day, I made 140 QSOs from Brienzer Rothorn. Of these, 72 were S2S contacts, the vast majority of which were with Swiss activators. During each SOTA Activity Day, as the President of HB9SOTA and as a sign of appreciation for their participation, I attempt to make a QSO with every club member who is activating a summit. I was successful in this with the exception of just two contacts. Unfortunately, the two of us also did not manage to have a QSO.
73 de HB9BIN, Juerg


#8

Latest update: 43 activations logged so far.

SummitCode SummitName Activator
HB/AG-010 Chestenberg HB9RDD/P
HB/AI-007 Kronberg HB9DPR/P
HB/AR-002 Hochhamm HB9CGA/P
HB/BE-104 Chasseral HB9ELZ/P
HB/BE-123 Frienisberger/ Chutze HB9OME/P
HB/BE-138 Burgfeldstand HB9CNY/P
HB/BE-139 Sigriswiler Rothorn HB9GKR/P
HB/BE-171 Envers de Jorat HB9BCB/P
HB/BE-173 Bözingenberg HB9BCB/P
HB/BL-005 Wisenberg HB9RYV/P
HB/FR-019 Le Moléson HB9EKO/P
HB/FR-036 Mont Vully/ Wistenlacher Berg HB9IIO/P
HB/GL-039 Planggenstock HB9GVC/P
HB/GR-161 Crupspitz HB9EWO/P
HB/JU-001 Mont Raimeux HB9TWM/P
HB/LU-006 Schimbrig/ Schimberig HB9EWU
HB/LU-021 Lindenberg HB9TVK/P
HB/LU-026 Werniswald HB9DBM/P
HB/LU-027 Ruswilerberg HB9EWU
HB/NW-017 Musenalper Grat HB9CYX/P
HB/OW-010 Brienzer Rothorn HB9BIN/P
HB/OW-015 Matthorn HB9DX
HB/OW-020 Miesenstock HB9BQU/P
HB/SG-027 Mattstock/ Mattstogg HB9BQB/P
HB/SG-032 Chimmispitz HB9CKV/P
HB/SG-033 Gulmen/ Gulme HB9CRY/P
HB/SG-039 Spicher HB9JOE/P
HB/SH-002 Wannenberg HB9BRJ/P
HB/SO-001 Hasenmatt HB9BHU/P
HB/SZ-013 Fluebrig/ Diethelm HB9PIM
HB/SZ-018 Fronalpstock HB9FVK/P
HB/SZ-034 Zindlenspitz HB9DQM/P
HB/SZ-034 Zindlenspitz HB9GIN/P
HB/TG-002 Imenberg/ Imebärg HB9AGO/P
HB/TG-003 Ottebärg HB9AGO/P
HB/TG-010 Büürer Holz HB9CLT/P
HB/UR-074 Brandegg HB9DST/P
HB/ZH-004 Bachtel HB3YPI/P
HB/ZH-008 Schauenberg HB9BHW/P
HB/ZH-010 Lägern HB9CZF/P
HB/ZH-011 Pfannenstiel HB3XRP/P
HB/ZH-015 Altberg HB9BAB/P
HB/ZH-018 Brandegg HB9CMC/P

#9

Hi Jürg,
I think you get me wrong, I never would claim or complain about any activity.
For me It just was funny that I heard you so many times and was not able to work you.
I am very thankful about your activities around SOTA.
Hope to see you soon for s2s.
Vy73 de Fritz HB9CSA, DL4FDM