Monthly Archives: September 2019

Monte Generoso/ Calvagione HB/TI-101

Monte Generoso is a Peak with a special Building (restaurant Fiore di pietra (stone flower)) designed by Mario Botta a well known Swiss Architect, he worked all over the Word. . On the other end is a smal Observatory.

To get to the Top, you may use the Monte Generoso railway. A nice ride, you may walk from one one interstation to the next. From the Station is a short walk from a quarter hour to the top. Unfortunately there have been some fog clouds trailing around, no nice photos.

Anyway, i install my shack and started calling cq sota. By walking around i could get a LTE Signal to spot my summit.






thank you for QSO, 73 de hb9fvk (ruedi)

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)

Rigi Kulm HB/SZ-021

Rigi is a peak in the Region central Switzerland and very well known by everybody and crowded on Sunday. There are three ways to get to the top. Either from Arth-Goldau, Weggis and Vitznau. The latter usually reached preferable by steamboat on the Lake of Lucerne.

There are two Summits within this Region, Rigi Kulm and Dosse. The outlook from this place is realy impressive.

The Swiss Verkehrshaus Lucerne, is a museum, that shows you all kind of transportation, new or old transportation, like train, plane, vessel etc. They have a Amateur Radio Station located there. They operate with a special call sign “HB9O“. My first QSO with them. Everyone can go there an try out their CV skills.

Later we walked back to Rigi Kaltbad, then back to Lucerne by steamboat and a galss of white wine. perfect conclusion of this activation.




thank you for QSO, 73 de hb9fvk (ruedi)