SOTA – Gaisberg Austria

Gaisberg OE/SB-268 1287 metres ASL 4 points, near the city of Salzburg Wednesday, 15 June 2016 It’s 16:10 Wednesday afternoon in the sleepy village of Zell am Moos.  My mobile phone rang, it’s Heinz OE5EEP with an invitation to activate Gaisberg OE/SB-268 a popular summit near the city of Salzburg. The plan is to activate…

SOTA – Kaienspitz in Switzerland

HB/AR-004 Kaienspitz  – 1122 metres ASL, 2 points. Locator: JN47SK Sunday, 12 June 2016 Hebert OE9HRV has kindly offered to take me to a third summit, this time to a low hilltop in Switzerland known as Kaienspitz, a 30 minute drive from Bregenz. I’m very grateful to Herbert for his time and generosity. Text From Bregenz…

Helwangspitz – Liechtenstein

HB0/LI-011 Helwangspitz – 2000 metres ASL, 8 points Locator: JN47sd Friday, 10 June 2016 Yesterday, with the assistance and generosity of Herbert OE9HRV, I activated Gerenberg DM/BW-348. Today Herbert has generously offered to take Arno OE9AMJ and I to the summit of Helwangspitz HB0/IL-011 in Liechtenstein. Assuming the weather stays fine, I may be the first VK…

Lake Constance – Bregenz Austria

Saturday 11 June 2016 – storms over Lake Constance approaching Bregenz 1:30 pm at Lake Constance. A wall cloud forms from the approaching thunderstorm In Bregenz as the rain falls, everyone takes cover in the closest shop Photos: © Copyright 2016 Andrew VK1AD

Krippenstein OE/OO-012 and Dachstein Glacier

Hoher Krippenstein OE/OO-012 2108 metres ASL Upper Austria Sunday 29 May 2016.  Two Austrian SOTA peaks in two days and without an amateur radio transceiver.  Today we’re out with my wife’s cousin for a visit to Hallstatt village at the base of Krippenstien and Dachstein mountains. Krippenstein mountain is registered as a SOTA peak in…

Another beer

After 3 hours of touring old Salzburg and Hohensalzburg Fortress in the rain, we eventually found our way to Stieglkeller beer garden the home of Stiegl beer in Old Salzburg. The beer is stored in wooden barrels. Photos: © Copyright 2016 Andrew VK1AD 500 mils of Stiegl-Goldrau