Monthly Archives: February 2013

HB/AR-008 Hochalp – 1530m, 4 points

Date: 17-02-2013 13:02-13:53 UTC
First tour with my brand new snow shoes. Planned first to take the longer but more scenic route from Barenegg (northwest of Hochalp), however the road to Barenegg was closed. Reverted to more direct route from north. WX: high fog at the beginning, turning into real fog from abt. 100m below the summit. Visibility was down to 20-30m.
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HB/AG-003 Strihen – 867m, 1 point

Date: 09-02-2013 14:27-15:00 UTC
Activation together with Paul HB9DST after the general assembly of the Helvetia Telegraphy Club. Quite a bit of snow, but manageable without snow shoes. Unexpectedly great WX, could operate in the sun without gloves despite temperature probably below 0C. Was impressed by Paul’s EndFedZ antenna he simply hung up some tree branches. No mast required, very light, and setup quickly.
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