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I have fulfilled a long-awaited wish and made my ham radio license in January 2022.

In this weblog I write about my experiences, experiments and projects in amateur radio. The whole thing serves mainly as documentation for myself, but maybe there is some useful information for other OM’s and YL’s.

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SOTA activation of Triglav S5/JA-001 in Slovenia

SOTA activation of Triglav S5/JA-001 in Slovenia
In August 2022 I was walking on the Alpe-Adria long-distance hiking trail to complete my crossing of the Alps from Salzburg to Trieste. On the way I also passed Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia with 2864 meters, and I really wanted to climb it and activate SOTA!
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Listen to Yaesu FT5-DE QSO recordings with an iPhone

It happens that I can’t record a log during a SOTA activation, for example because it is too cold or too stormy. In these cases I listen to the voice logs with the iPhone and explain in this article how I do that.
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SOTA activation of the Wurmberg and Brocken in the Harz mountains

SOTA activation of the Wurmberg and Brocken in the Harz mountains
I climbed these two mountains in the Harz several times before I became a licensed ham radio operator. On this Harz hiking weekend in July 2022, of course the light SOTA equipment had to come along to activate the Wurmberg DM/NS-001 and the Brocken DM/SA-001.
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My ’lightweight backpacking’ SOTA equipment

On my trekking tours I travel very light and of course the ’luxury luggage’ for SOTA must weigh as little as possible. In this article I describe my equipment in terms of weight and pack size.
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