I-TN/197 – Monte Tombio – 853m

Abstract:

August 30th, 2019
My first attempt to activate Monte Tombio but the summit was not accessible!

How to get there?

From Arco I took the road to Pranzo and proceeded further to Campi. My idea was to leave the main road just before the village at a spot named Zuminani and park the car at a sports filed.

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I/TN-187 – Monte Biaina – 1413m

Abstract:

August 27th, 2019; 10:30 – 11:20 UTC
My first activation of Monte Biaina.

Wx: sunny and warm
Walking time approx. two hours from Prai da Gom and one hour back (time is not representative as kids sometimes need more time in difficult terrain).
Ascent/ descent: 280m from/ to Prai da Gom (approx. 350m accumulated).

Conditions on 20m were poor. Activity on 30m was pleasant, conditions on 40m seemed to be good into central EU.

Rig: KX3 / 5W, 2200mAh LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m GRP Pole

4 CW QSOs on 20m
10 CW QSOs on 30m
28 CW QSOs on 40m

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Alpine Safety – Sicherheit am Berg

Sicherheit am Berg

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Im Sommer 2018 las ich einen Artikel über ein schlimmes Unglück am Pigne d’Arolla in den Walliser Alpen: Weil sie offenbar die Orientiernug verloren hatten, musste eine Gruppe von Skitourengehern bei Sturm und eisigen Temperaturen im Freien biwakieren – nur 400 Meter von der Cabane de Vignette entfernt.  Dabei kamen mehrere Menschen ums Leben. (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skitour-Ungl%C3%BCck_im_Wallis_(2018))
Das brachte mich zum Nachdenken über die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen auf meinen eigenen Bergtouren, die ich oft mangels Partner alleine mache.

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OE/VB-371 – Hoher Freschen – 2004m

Abstract:

August 4th, 2019; 08:10 – 08:59 UTC
My first activation of Hoher Freschen.

Wx: sunny and warm
Walking time approx. 35 minutes from Freschenhaus.
Ascent/ descent: approx. 160m from/ to Freschenhaus.

Conditions on 20m were good with many S2S- QSOs (apparently on ground wave). Activity on 30m was low but better than the day before, conditions on 40m seemed to be good.

Rig: KX3 / 5W, 2200mAh LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m GRP Pole

14 CW QSOs on 20m
8 CW QSOs on 30m
21 CW QSOs on 40m

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OE/VB-431 – Falben (Gapfohl) – 1793m

Abstract:

August 3rd, 2019; 12:48 – 13:37 UTC
My first activation of Falben.

Wx: overcast,  approx. 20°C
Walking time approx. 45 minutes from Berghof Laterns
Ascent/ descent: approx. 250m from there

Conditions on 20m were good with one QSO to NA and FR/F5PLC heard very loud. Activity on 30m was low as often, conditions on 40m seemed to be okay.

Rig: KX3 / 5W, 2200mAh LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle and Baofeng UV-5R
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m GRP Pole

6 CW QSOs on 20m
2 CW QSOs on 30m
15 CW QSOs on 40m
1 FM QSO on 2m

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