My wife and I will be in OE from 23 Aug to 16 Sep. We are travelling with extended family visting Salzburg, Vienna, Linz, back to Salzburg followed by a week in Bregenz where I plan to catch up with Herbert OE9HRV.
I have exchanged emails with Heinz OE5EEP and Sylvia OE5YYN. I hope, but can’t guarantee, I can be on a summit for the OE5 SOTA day Saturday 8 Sep 18.
If activation opportunities do arise, I will post an Alert.
Looking forward to hear you potentially on the OE5 SOTA day or other days. Enjoy your trip to OE.
Let me know if you need infos. But you know already very experienced activators like Sylvia and Heinz so you are in superb hands.
our local repeater in Salzburg is on 145.6785 (-0,6) with 88,5 Hz Subtone. The repeater is located on OE/SB-268 “Gaisberg”. The Gaisberg is even accessible by car (24/7, toll-free) and offers a panoramic view to the Salzburg area. Sure not the perfect SOTA summit but ideal if you want to see much of area with less effort in a very little time.
Some local hams (including me) are qrv on 145.475 simplex CTCSS 88,5 Hz.
Just drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case you want to crosscheck your plans or need assistance.
73 and enjoy your time in Salzburg
Gilbert OE2GXL, RM SOTA OE2
Made it to the summit of OE/SB-204, Salzburger Hochthron for four unique contacts on 145.5 FM: Franz OE5FSL, Mark OE2CRP, Henry OE5HDN and Gerhard DO1GER. Thank you all for the summit qualification. A new OE summit for me.
we met at Wyong Field Day when I was down under as OK1BIL/VK2 in 2016 and we even made couple contacts from hilltops when I was activating with Compton VK2HRX.
I currently live in Salzburg as OE2BLT, so if you fancy a beer or two in Augustiner Bräustubl I am open for discussion. If you are staying over the weekend, I am open for an activation if the weather is any good.
Yes, I remember meeting you at the Ham Fest and working you on two VK2 summits. I will be back in Salzburg, Zell am Moos next week. Currently in Linz for a family gathering. We are enjoying a few reds at the Linz wine festival.
I am restricted in my movements as my father-in-law Gunter has the hire car. I don’t know when we might be in Salzburg city next week.
Tomorrow Wednesday 5 September I plan to activate Schafberg OE/SB-216 on 2m FM. At this stage I don’t have a planned timing although the activation should be before 10:00 UTC . I will post an Alert when I have a better idea of the activation time.
my plan is to activate Bodenwies OE/OO-246 tomorrow. Just checked on Google Earth … there is a line of sight and about 85km distance between us. So it should be no problem to have a S2S-QSO tomorrow. My plan is to be on the summit at about 0900 UTC … will listen for you on 2m FM - 145.500
My wife and I are in Bregenz for the week enjoying the sights of this beautiful region. Today we are taking the ferry from Bregenz to Mainau Island on Lake Constance. Tomorrow, Wednesday 12 Sep Herbert OE9HRV has organised a trip to the summit of HB0/LI-004 Augstenberg in Liechtenstein. Back in September 2014 I chased Herbert activating LI-004 from Mt Ginini VK1/AC-008. Tomorrow’s activity may lead to a completed HB0 summit
For the readers in VK, LI-004 is approximately 100 metres higher (ASL) than SM-001.
A big thanks to Herbert OE9HRV for offering to take me to HB0/LI-004. The climb to the summit is difficult, it isn’t a walk in the park. The closest VK experience to match LI-004 would be VK2/SM-003 Mt Twynam. See link below.
Here are a couple of photos taken at the summit of LI-004. I will update my blog when I return to VK.
Subject to weather clearing, Herbert’s plan for today is an activation of OE/VB-509 around 11:00 UTC.
I’m looking forward to activating my first OE9 summit and dealing with the next pileup!
Overnight my friend in Canberra, Andrew VK1DA (yes that’s correct, two SOTA activators in VK1 both named Andrew with callsigns VK1DA and VK1AD) helped with a conversion of my HB0/LI-004 excel spreadsheet log to CSV. I am recording my QSOs in a paper log then typing the log using google sheets on my iPad. My version of google sheets doesn’t have a CSV save option. My HB0 log is now loaded. Thanks Andrew VK1DA for your assistance.
I am travelling light using an iPad, in VK I use VK Porta-Log on a 7 inch android tablet. VK Porta-Log is an excellent logging software package designed by Peter VK3ZPF. Having read the FLE site it would appear the software is for devices running a version of windows operating system.
Thanks for the note on HB0/LI-004, indeed Herbert treated me to loads of fun, first with a 2 hour hike followed by two decent northern hemisphere pileups.
Credit to Herbert for taking on a 20m JA pileup
My wife and I hope to be back in OE Salzburg in 2 years time. Next time we won’t have extended family commitments.