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from Texel Island.
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Today at 10 UTC we closed the station ...
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is running. i am participaiting in casual mode :-) ...
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Khaz - 9Z4AF - came back to my calls
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Luis - KP4WQ - from Puerto Rico ...
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came in the log for this activity by VK8GM - Gregory ...
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with P4/NT5V from Aruba Island ...

2018 VHF Mountain Tour
portabe activity from several mountains in Kärnten and Steiermark area.

Activity run from July 24th until August 17th. Base QTH was Turracher Höhe - Kärnten area - (June 24th - 27th) and  afterwards Pruggern (a small village near Schladming) in Steiermark area, from June 28th until August 17th

Call sign was OE/DO1BEN and i was active as /p from several Mountains in VHF arround 144,300 MHZ in SSB and from our Base QTH for the first part of the tour in "Turracher Höhe" until June 27th.

Afterwards i travel'd to Pruggern, a very small village in Steiermark area (near Schladming).

We where also active as /p on 2 meters from sveral mountains there. A Base Station wasl set up for VHF in our Base QTH, a nice wodden House in Pruggern (Village). Altitude is 1.200 meter above see level.

QTH Locator of Base QTH Pruggern is: JN67WJ

VHF portabel activitie's from sveral mountains in arround 144.300 MHz.

Station set-up:
Base VHF/UHF Radio: Yaesu FT-7800 with X50 omnidirectional Antenna

Portabel VHF Radio: Yaesu FT-817 with a small amplifier (40 Watts) and HB9CV antenna.

Depending on weather conditions we want to be active from:
Date Summit / Location
01-08-2018 Way to Pleschnitzzinken 1.985 m no contacts on direct or repeaters frequences
04-08-2018 Pleschnitzzinken SOTA OE/ST-493
2.012 m
no contacts not on direct or on repeaters
16-08-2018 Krahbergzinken 2.116 m
only for walking up - very nice trip.

For some pictures please - click here - .

Thanks to all whom came back to my calls.

2017 VHF Mountain Tour

portabe activity from several mountains in Steiermark area.

Activity run from August 12th until 18th. Base QTH was Pruggern (near Schladming) in Steiermark area.

Call sign was OE/DO1BEN/p and activities where arround 144,300 MHZ in SSB. We where also active from our Base QTH, nice House in Pruggern on VHF SSB and FM, via some repeaters. Altitude is 1.200 meter above see level

QTH Locator of Base QTH Pruggern is: JN67WJ

Radio: Kenwood TS751E (25 Watts) / Antenna HB9CV's and X30 Omnidirectional (Base only).

For some pictures please - click here - .

Thanks to all woh came back to my calls.

2016 VHF Mountain Tour
portabel activity from several mountains in Kaernten and Vorarlberg area.

2016/07/18 until 07/22 from Kaernten area. Base QTH is: "Turracher Höhe"
2016/07/23 until 07/29 from Vorarlberg area. Base QTH is: "Gaschurn"

Call sign was OE/DO1BEN/p and acitivity was arround 144,300 MHz SSB and i made some FM contacts via direct ans FM repeaters.

Radio: Kenwood TS751E (25 Watts) / Antenna: HB9CV on fiber pole (6 meter high)

We visited several summits, sometimes without radio with us.

Date Summit Altitude Comments
20-07-2016 Turrachwr Höhe 1.785 m from Base QTH, also Repeater "Gerlitzen/OE8XNK" 145.7625 MHz
25-07-2016 Sennigrat 2.278 m we walked within the clouds and made some local contacts
26-07-2016 Nova Stoba 2.010 m contact's with HB9, OE and DL
27-07-2016 Golm 2.000 m some FM contatcs

Some pictures are available her. Pse < klick here > .

Weather was fine and thanks to all who came back to my calls.


2015 - July 29th until August 9th - Activity from Kaernten / Austria

I was active from the very small village "Turracher Höhe". Altitude 1.700 meter above see level. Locator: JN66WW - WWFF Reference: OEFF-094 "Nationalpark Nockberge"

Activity is valid for "WorldWide Flora & Fauna in amateur radio" programm. I was active on 10, 15 and 80 meters in PSK / RTTY and some SSB mode. Some picts from our location and our tours are available - klick here - .

Thanks for all contacts. Good DX and best 73's / 44's.

2014 - July 31st until August 14th -- Activity from Voralberg / Austria

OE/DO1BEN - i was active from a small village in Montafon area. The Name of the village is Gaschurn - Locator: JN56AX - Altitude is about 1.000 meters over see level. I worked in holiday style in SSB and PSK / RTTY.

Thanks to all who came back to my call or pick me up.