A bit of a teaser and report from my way this week to Friedrichshafen.
I will upload YouTube videos after the fair.
Monday 16th of June '19
Double first activation of Schwarzkogel OE/TI-453 und Kleiner Rettenstein OE/TI-376.
1500 m of total ascent that day.
A lot of QSO on 20 and 40m on Schwarzkogel. Thanks to everyone chasing on a weekday.
Kleiner Rettenstein is marked as a difficult path (black) and a solid balance is needed.
I first activated Rossgruberkogel OE/SB-415 on a beautifull day. It took me 3h of hiking time to get up. What a great panorama.
No space for the 40m dipole so 20m vertical and 2m FM worked well.
I was hoping to do the Schneibstein DL/BG-061 today. When I got up at 5am there was a thick layer of cloud over the area. As I was walking to the cable car it started to rain, so I called it off and drove to Feldkirch. The weather here is much better and the Ardetzenberg OE/ST-526 is only 2km from the campsite. I had a nice walk up and decent pile-up on 20m. So, not a dead loss, but tomorrow is not looking good for the Augustenberg in HB0. I may head up into DM instead. I’m glad to see you’ve had better luck than me Joe; well done on your 1st activations. I will have to wait until September now to get HB9 and HB0 in the bag.
73 de OE6FEG
Thanks Matt for sharing. I am surprised because today WX was excellent. Almost too hot.
3,5 hours and another hour in the traffic queue from OE to HB0 at the customs I managed to reach HB9 in the afternoon.
I went up to the Stein from my hotel Schönenboden near Wildhaus. It’s not a big hike but I sweated heavily. And then some buckwacking as this summit has no defined trail for the last 100 m or so. My calfs are still pulsing from the nettles that tried to keep me from activating HB9 hi.
But I finally reached HB/SG-057.
20m and 40m worked very well. Gave 17 and 12 a try but no returns.
40m to OE5 worked ufb and Sylvia and Peter. @OE5YYN@OE5AUL are in my log
And early bird tomorrow for HB0.
I have it already in view
Just came back from activating Kuegrat HB0/LI-008. Thanks for a lot of contacts on 2m FM and about 40 QSO on 40m SSB.
Dark clouds pushed closer and so I had to skip going on air on 20m and higher.
Back at the car distant thunderstorms audible and it began to rain.
Perfect timing I would say.
Well done Joe, you’ve done a lot of climbing over the past few days. I had better luck yesterday on the Gehrenberg DM/BW-348. There is a very handy summit shelter that protected me from the increasingly frequent showers: