My short SOTA activity on Col Forclaz.
During our holiday at Lac Annecy, PA3ANG went up the mountain to start some HAM Radio activity as F/PA3ANG/P. Going on a mountain top and activate your transmitter is called a SOTA (Summit On The Air) activity. You can find more by clicking on the logo.
After driving with the car to Col de la Forclaz-Montmin at 1150 meter ASL, a short climb into the mountain brought me at 1450 meter. Unfortunantely surrounded by some trees but for me high enough, I upacked my stuff and went for some QSO’s.
First I tried D-Star again and ‘phoned’ to PA0ETE using the D-Star routing via HB9IAC C to PI1DSA B. He was not able to be QRV on HF so I had to alarm PA3ABH (my father happens to be radio amatuer as well) to monitor my signal.
Not so many QSO’s were made on HF as I was held up on the D-Star network and on the GSM! Well this is radio activity as well.
Here you can find some pictures made during my short SOTA activity.
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After making a couple of QSO’s (connections) on 30 and 20 meter I decided to go downhill again. Herunder a google map with the exact location.
vy 73 de Johan, F/PA3ANG/P