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HB/AI-007 - Kronberg

Summit height: 1663m Transportation: driving + cable car Rig: TH-D72E, 5W, internal battery Antenna: Diamond RH770 telescopic, handheld QSOs: 4 on 2m band and 1 on 70cm band, all FM The weather was still nice (although forecasted to worsen) while returning from Säntis so we stopped for a short activation on the way. After a nice cable car ride from Jakobsbad and a quick hike to the summit, I spotted myself and called CQ.

29 Jun 2017

HB/AI-001 - Säntis

Summit height: 2502m Transportation: driving + cable car Rig: TH-D72E, 5W, internal battery Antenna: Diamond RH770 telescopic, handheld QSOs: 6 on 2m band, all FM Wanting to spend a couple nights with the family to celebrate my wife’s birthday, I wondered how to best combine the occasion with a SOTA activation. Using HB9SOTA’s “Bähnli-Gipfel” list for inspiration, I picked the Säntis hotel for the very nice location and easy cable car access to the nearby 10 point summit.

27 Jun 2017

HB/ZH-011 - Pfannenstiel

Summit height: 853m Transportation: driving + hiking Rig: KX2, 10W, internal battery Antenna: LNR EFT-10/20/40 Trail Friendly, inverted L (sort of) configuration on SOTAbeams 10m telescopic mast + tree QSOs: 7 on 20m including 1 S2S and 1 on 40m, all SSB Another pleasant, warm weather family SOTA outing. After a false start the day before (when we drove all the way there just to realize I forgot to take the backpack with the radio & antenna), we went again and started off with lunch at the Hochwacht restaurant.

26 Jun 2017

HB/ZH-012 - Aeugsterberg

Summit height: 829m Transportation: driving + hiking Rig: KX2, 10W, internal battery Antenna: LNR EFT-10/20/40 Trail Friendly, inverted L (sort of) configuration on SOTAbeams 10m telescopic mast + tree QSOs: 2 on 20m and 5 on 40m including 1 S2S, all SSB This is the second closest summit to my home and so it made for a good target to activate together with the family. We took advantage of the warm day, packed the baby and radio in the car, and headed off.

18 Jun 2017

WSJT-X and Kenwood TS-590SG

Brief notes on issues encountered while setting up WSJT-X v1.7.0 with a Kenwood TS-590SG. TS-590SG radio profile not working Solved by switching to Omnirig and USB audio. This worked well, for a while. Radio keyed but no signal being sent This was very frustrating. Things mysteriously stopped working and it took a long time to figure it out. Debugging: keying from ‘test PTT’ put the radio in data send mode; keying from ‘tune’ put it in MIC send mode tried to reinstall / clear settings, no luck additional clue: WSJT HB9HQX also stopped working with same symptoms Eventually thought of Omnirig, which was using the “Kenwood” profile.

19 Apr 2017

HB/ZH-006 - Bürglen

Summit height: 915m Transportation: bike + hiking while pushing the bike Rig: KX2, 10W, internal battery Antenna: LNR EFT-10/20/40 Trail Friendly, inverted L (sort of) configuration on SOTAbeams 10m telescopic mast + tree branch QSOs: 20 SSB on 20m, including 1 S2S. My first SOTA activation! I picked the summit because it was the closest to my home and (according to Google Maps) reachable by bike. It was a cloudy and not too warm day, so I packed the radio and antenna, hopped on my commuter bike, and off I went.

11 Apr 2017

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11 Apr 2017