Tuesday, August 10, 2010

kleiner sonnstein 923m (sota oe/oo-100) and großer sonnstein 1037m (sota oe/oo-087)

the tour started between traunkirchen and ebensee at a crowded parking place. i knew that this is a popular mountain, but i did not expect so many people. the way up is steep and nice. it would be even more nice if there were less people around. about 2 minutes before the summit there is a hut where you can buy food and drinks. on the summit there was permanent coming and going of people. i was glad i chose a spot a little off the path to build up my station. the view was fabulous (now i know why so many people go up there ...)


after some qso's on 7, 14 and 145 mhz i headed for the second summit. a nice walk of about 45 minutes and after some rock climbing (very easy) i reached gr. sonnstein at 14:00 local time. again the signals on hf were not too good and so i did not stay too long on shortwave. on vhf i worked oe5iro and oe5rtp who were on a big sota-expedition with lot's of summits on the "höllengebirge".


nothing special happened on the way down and i reached the car at 16:30 local time. on the way home i had another chat with oe5iro and oe5rtp, who were already activating another summit.

2 comments:

  1. Nicht schlecht fuer ein Dienstag! Love those weekday activations but sometimes hard to get the VHF QSOs when everybody's at work...

    Maybe making a go next year for the winter bonus there will be less people on the paths?

    73 de HL4/W2VLA

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  2. Hello Martin,

    Sorry that I did not hear you,I was QRV. I was on OO-100 also ( with OE5HCE ), so I knew the situation. He picked us up at the camping site in Pettenbach at 6.30 to get a parking place and have some room at the top hi hi.At that time I was thinking why 6.30 ?? Never chased a summit that I activated my self so far.

    73 de Hans PA3FYG

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