Trip starts on June 5th and lasts 2 weeks
I’m currently finishing the preparation of a 2 week trip with 5 HAMs from Austria. The idea is to travel to Arkala contest station and further to NorthCap via Baltics and Finnland, back via Sweden. We plan to activate at least one summit each day. Somedays it will be even 2 or 3. Activities will be announced when we reach the summit. I began to enter the alerts.
OE1IAH Arnold [FM/SSB/CW]
OE1LZS Alexander [FM/SSB/CW]
OE5MKE Mario [FM/SSB/CW]
OE3BAJ Andreas [FM/SSB]
OE6WSD OE6WSD [FM/SSB]
If the trip works well, it could lead to a mountain hunter diploma in silver within the 2 weeks. I expect activation mainly on 20m if necessary 30m as well - if time allows also 15 and 10m
If you want to read more around that activity visit Arkala Reise 2023 (oe1iah.at) ist’s a bilingual german/english page. There is more material available in German especially a blog with daily reports Reise Blog: Arkala und Nordkap (office.com) via SWAY.
The propagation in 20mts is bad for S.América.
If possible, do 10 mts. Great possibility of QSO
Yes of course, my plan is to carry multiband antennas like MP1, MC 750, Up&Outer. So if 20/15 does not work, we will definitely try 10m as well. From today there are still 2 weeks until we start the trip - conds might change…
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Here are 2 links about the trip (bilingual WEB):
We visited 10 countries, in every country we activated at least one SOTA summit. Summary 15 SOTA summits, ~ 200QSO partners for the group. There was a presentation on HAM Radio it’s German only: Arnold Hübsch, OE1IAH Arkala Reise Nordkap on Vimeo
Over all it was a great trip, 5 HAMs in a VW bus traveling for 2 weeks through Europe. Intensive HAM activities, lots of activities along the road.