Category Archives: HB/BL

Hinteri Egg BL/BL-001

Well I thought it would be time to start this year’s SOTA season. Since my wife joined me, we toke an easy one. By car we got to Reingoldswil and went with the cable car up to Wasserfallen, where the Track starts up to Hinteri Egg. Fortunately, it wasn’t to hot. After an hour we were up there.

After installing my Equipment, I tried to find a free frequency on 40m, no way full of contesters. After I changed to 20m I needed a quarter hour to get 4 QSO in my log. After all a nice day after a long dark winter.

I worked Switzerland (one S2S), England and Central Russia.




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Geissflue HB/BL-007

On the pass “Salhöhe” is a big parking lot, after leaving the car we followed the regular hike path for one hour to get to the activation area. There is a small place and a lot of hiker are walking by. I decided to hang my efhw as a inverted L, i fixed my tripod with heavy rocks. The mast is about 7 mters, from there over a tree branch, the rest of the wire i throw over the cliff over the trees.

With this setup i worked switzerland, scotland and england on 20m. Since there was no sun on this corner and my wife was getting cold, i stopped after 4 QSO, so 3 out of 4 QSO were S2S.

On the way to the Top, you may go a small track to the top of “Kanton Aargau“.

The signal for cellular phone is very weak up there, no update on Sotawatch for s2s.




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