Hello Sota friends,
I will go to Sardinia in September and will stay near Carbonia. During this week, I would like to combine holidays and of course SOTA activation.
So any advise about visiting and Sota activation possibilities will be much appreciated.
Laurent fr F8CZI
Hello Sota friends,
I recently visited Corsica, so not too far away from Sardinia. I struggled to contact any locals on 2m/70cm. In fact, my only contacts over 2.5 weeks were with French and Italy based stations. I monitored 145,500FM every day between 7am and 6pm and didn’t hear a single TK station on sadly.
My advice therefore, is take HF kit if you can!
I’m sure you’ll have better luck than I, especially as Sardinia has a much bigger population, so hopefully many more Amateurs to talk to.
I wish you a safe and successful trip.
Thanks for your answer.
Of course as everywhere, the activity on 2m or 70cm is very low. may be a little bit hugher on digital mode such DMR ans family. So for sure I will bring my HF equipment with me.
I hope I will get some advice form local operator.
Here are some notes I made when looking for fast summits (because I was in company on a work trip) a few months ago:
|IS0/IS-030||Punta Palai||8||Off SP17. Possilble road access (private?)|
|IS0/IS-033||Punta Masiènnera||8||From Area Picnic di Sa Minda hike ~1km. Off SP36|
|IS0/IS-037||Punta Sasisorgiu||8||Church. Comms site. Parking||1|
|IS0/IS-045||N.S. di Gonani||8||Pilgramage site. Our Lady of Gonare.|
|IS0/IS-048||Punta Serpeddi||8||BIG comms site. Possible vehicular access|
|IS0/IS-073||Cuccuru Su Pirastru||6||Forestry co-op|
|IS0/IS-091||Monte Ixi||6||Track into AZ appears gated. Private?|
|IS0/IS-092||Punta Sa Matta||6||~Drive-on|
|IS0/IS-105||Monte Tuttovista||6||Parking ~300m from summit. Serious zig-zag road. Giant statue||1|
|IS0/IS-120||Monte Pino||4||Dirt track to summit. Switchback. Scarey!|
|IS0/IS-128||Monte Guzzini||4||Drive-on? Wind farm||1|
|IS0/IS-134||Bruncu Bentosu||4||Village extends into AZ. Track to summit||1|
|IS0/IS-151||Monte Cuccuruddu||4||Drive-on. Pub nearby|
|IS0/IS-171||Cuccuru de Monte||2||~drive on. Activated already|
|IS0/IS-182||Monte San Antine||2||Runis & museum. parcgenoni.it Get permission|
|IS0/IS-183||Monte Taccu||2||Farm track into AZ|
|IS0/IS-196||Punta Durrisola||2||Concrete road from SP18 deteriorates. 1km hike if not SUV|
|IS0/IS-247||N.ghe Genna Maria||1||Ruins. Ristorante adjacent|
|IS0/IS-252||Punta Conca De Janas||1||~Drive-on. Domus de Janes. Tourist site possibly in AZ|
|IS0/IS-259||Monte Exi||1||Dirst track around it. Pretty featureless but possible|
|IS0/IS-290||Monte s’Ega Sa Femmina||1||Dirt track gets close. But fenced?|
|IS0/IS-298||Monte Maladromi||1||Dirt track to south. Looks possible.|
No guarantee as to accuracy of course.
Thanks for your replay and notes. I will have a look on it.
I understand the meaning when you have to combine Sota and work trip, I have to deal with everyday because I work in HB9. For me the worst thing is when you have to visit a customer and you have found a Sota summit near him that is not reachable after a long walk, that you are lucky with you job because you can finish very early but…when you start your drive to the parking spot it starts to rain . so for the next time !
Again thanks a lot.