21 - 22 Jan.
The season of winter activations has arrived!
Daylight hours have become longer, and the snow has become harder.
Summit SO - 078 has long been activated by Marat RA9WJV and Vlad RX9WT joint efforts.
RX9WT was planning another activation of the new one summit, but unfortunately his partner fell ill. At the same time, a team of Ufa freeriders went to Biryan, SO - 078. Fortunately, there was a place in the car and in the tent for the «radioman». It’s better to go for reactivation than to stay at home!
The weather was frosty. In the morning and afternoon it was about minus 30 degrees Celsius. There was wind at the top. The tent was set just below the top, behind the relief that protects from the wind.
While the team of Telemark fans were skiing on the slopes, RX9WT had time to set-up antennas and QRV. The rest of the time I had to deal with firewood and cook dinner.
My CQs were answered by well-known chasers and SOTA fans, and there were also DX from other continents. Tks ZL1TM!
Special thanks to Jarek SP9MA for the unexpected S2S. And all this was with strong QRM from some stupid QRP - contest.
After spending the night, we rode together, packed our backpacks and went home.
Hi guys, thank for the video of your activation. You all look that you had great a time together.
cheers to all of you
I was surprised because you answered very quickly after my first call
My equipment that day was:
and summit SP/BZ-054 area:
Great video, very interesting and impressive telemark skiing. Good job guys!
Vlad @RX9WT. Yes, forever young, that would be something Thank you for the video report. Your tent with the stove, just great! I would be happy to hear you in a QSO sometime.
73 Marcel DM3FAM
Thanks for taking us along on your snowy adventure, Vlad.
I really enjoyed the throat singing (Khöömei) at 5:51.
73, David N6AN
I didn’t know you used a special call sign. There is no cell service in the area where we were. That is why I was not aware of the events. And on the first try, I received your call with an error. Then, of course, I fixed it. That day, I couldn’t bring myself to be a QRV outside the tent. I was terribly tired on the ascent and even in a downy mountaineering jacket I was cold. The consequences of a recent illness make themselves felt. Indeed, winter activations require good health and excellent sportsmanship.
Friends, thank you for your kind words.
We really want to be forever young…
Vlad and all,
Thanks for sharing this winter adventure.
A hot tent out in the wild is still on my todo list.
And it looks like you had some good fun celebrating.
73 de Joe
One of Volodya’s comrades in this activation filmed his video about the peculiarities of the telemark style on the wild slopes of Mount Biryan.
Great video Vlad. Thanks Looks like difficult skiing and difficult snow, but you guys did a good job skiing down. Also, great to see you using a cootie: nice fist. The tent camping with a stove is the way to go, but I don’t think I could handle the big pack
Thank you Pat for your interest in our adventures! Carrying a tent with a stove up the mountain is an activity for a group. It’s too hard for one skier. The tent we used is designed for 6-7 people. It has three layers of fabric for better protection from the cold. Weight - about 7 kg. Stove and pipe - folding. When folded,it
become flat and fit in a backpack. Weight - about 3 kg. For a large company, probably a great option. But, if one or two people, then I would prefer a light assault tent and a Jet-Boil …
Great hike, great activation!