Category Archives: HB/TI

Cima della Trosa HB/TI-135

Once again i was on the way with Junior(got Papa in June 2019), Our target was Monte Gradiccioli, but when we got to Bellinzona, the following train to the Bus to Alpe Neggia was gone. So we had to activate Plan B.

The next Summit was therefore Cima della Trossa above Locarno. To the starting point we toke the funicular, the cable car and the chairlift to get to Cimetta. From we start the Hike to the top. About a 3/4h and 220m altitude difference later we were at the top and i could start working, nice List from SOTLAS.




thank you for QSO, 73 de hb9fvk (ruedi)

Monte Tamaro TI-131

I wanted to make a hike with my Junior. Depending the weather, we decided to go to the warmer part of Switzerland, Ticino. Since i wanted to make an activation during our hike we chose Monte Tamaro. This place is famous by the Chappel Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by Mario Botta.

By train we got to Rivera-Bironico and after a 10minute walk we arrived by the cable car station to Alpe Foppa. The hike started here. Monte Tamaro ist classified as T3 according Swiss SAC.

But at least we got there and had a break first, bread, landjäger and cervelat (typical switzerland). All togehter with a glass of wine (Gipfelwein).

Invigorated, i prepared for the acrivation. A HWEF as inverted L should do the job. First i tried to get an S2S, but no way. 40m the first QSO with Slovak Republic, Spain and UK. I tried 20m with no result so i got back to 40m and worked Czech Republic and Spain.

While i was working, there where 2 Italien Mounten Bikers getting to the top, carrying their bike, crazy people.

It was time to leave to catch the bus at Alpe Neggia. By bus an train we got to Bellinzona and had evening meal. Back home by train, trough the Gotthard Base Tunnel.