After activating OE/SB-300 “Kapuzinerberg”, a summit right in the middle of Salzburg, I placed my antenna pole against the wall of a shop near the parked car and I forgot to take it with me. This happened at about 14.30h local in a very busy shopping street.
The next morning on the parking of the cable car to the Salzburgerhochtron OE/SB-204, that is also DL/BG-082, I missed it and concluded it must have left it near the parking spot in Salzburg. For my peace of mind we had a look over there, also knowing it would be hard to find a suitable pole, and it would cost us at least a sunny summit day.
Luckily we knew exactly the parking spot ( tnx to my Garmin track ) and believe it or not: It was just were I left it. So we arrived one hour later on the summit…. and I was able to activate 8 other summits in the rest of the week.
I do not know if it is a good expression, but in Dutch my xyl said : “Luck is with the fools”.
Tnx to all who just left it were is was.
This summit of 631m ASL was amazingly only activated 3 times before. You have a beautiful view over the city. In the centre of the city, but still it is a climb of 200 m! Only problem, “S9” city QRM on all bands.
So if you want to forget stuff, do it in Salzburg and have the GPS on.
73 de Hans DL/PA3FYG/p OE/PA3FYG/P