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SOTA Activation Monte due Mani I/LO-192 JN45RV @20 April 2019


#1

I had real fun and wonderful WX climbing the 1667m high Monte Due mani (I/LO-192 JN45RV).
Started climbing around 9:15 AM from the near pass named “Culmine San Pietro”, I reached the top of the summit in a couple of hours (ca 500 meter climb). On the top of the summit there is a nice little shelter and a big cross and, to be honest the summit was very crowded due to Easter Break and good WX.

I made 13 QSO , 7 CW QSO in 20m with three S2S with @IK2LEY, @IW2OBX and @IZ1UMJ and best DX Norway LB81G/P and 6 FM QSO in 2m (first FM activation for me).

My rig was FT817 with telescopic whips (one for 20m and the excellent RH 770 for 2m) and a bunch of random length radials on the ground for HF.

Great experience, I need to do more SOTA :grin::sunglasses:

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#2

Well done Fabio! Hope to catch you again for a S2S soon
My setup on I/LO-182


#3

If I may please ask, what telescopic whip do you use for 20m?
Thanks for the report, Mark. M0NOM


#4

Good Morning Mark,
the antenna is the kind of you can find on wimo, the AT-XX monoband portable antennas. Not the best performing, but easy to deploy on top of the summit. Hpe to catch you soon on air.
73 Fabio