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…

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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

First Austrian summit – Schober OE/OO-265

Saturday 28 May 2016.  Today is day two in Austria in the township of Zell am Moos near Salzburg.  My wife’s cousin has a brilliant idea, let’s climb Schober 1328 metres ASL (Grid JN6TPT) looking out over the townships of Mondsee and Zell am Moos.  Ordinarily I would carry amateur radio equipment in my backpack…