2019 Mountain Tour

This year we run some VHF portabe activities from several mountains in Karnten and Steiermark area. We where active also on HF from our Base Station in Pruggern (Dachstein area).

Activity run from July 23rd until August 15th.

First Base QTH - July 23rd - 27th
Turracher Hoehe - Kaernten area. Nice Hotel direct at Lake Turrach on 1.756 meters above see level. Activities on VHF FM only.

Second Base QTH - July 28th - August 15th
Pruggern, a small village near Schladming, part of Dachstein region in Steiermark area. Altitude is 1.200 meter above see level.

Call sign was OE/DO1BEN and we where active as /p from several Mountains in VHF using sideband (arround 144,300 Mhz) and FM (Monitoring 145.550 MHz)

A Base Station was set up for VHF (Sideband and FM). We where also active on HF (10, 15 and sometimes 80 meters) from the Base QTH, using sideband mode.

QTH Locator of Base QTH Pruggern is: JN67WJ

Station set-up:
Base VHF/UHF Radio: Yaesu FT-8900 with X200 omnidirectional Antenna

Base VHF Radio: Yaesu FT847 with 5 el. Beam (horizontal).

Base HF Radio: Yaesu FT847 and verticals (10 and 15 meters), Inv. V dipole for 80 meters

Portabel VHF Radio: Kenwood TR751-E and HB9CV antenna.

Portable activities until now where:

Date Summit / Location Altitude  Comments
24.07.2019 Kornock 2.205 m no contacts
25.07.2019 Turracher Höhe (Almzeit( 1.995 m contacts with Barbara - OE6BID/p - and Peter OE6PID/p on SOTA summit OE/KT-052 Rodresnock (near Lake Falkert)
30.07.2019 Pleschnitzzinken Eastridge 1.972 m nice contact on 2 meters sideband to Passau area.
06.08.2019 Pleschnitzzinken (alpine hut) 1.927 m uninhabited alpine hut on the way to Pleschnitzinken (VHF FM direct QSO's only
15.08.2019 Pleschnitzzinken 2.112 m SOTA OE/ST-493 - made 9 contacts on VHF FM. Five  where summit to summit

For some pictures please click here:

Thanks to all who came back to my calls.


2018 VHF Mountain Tour
Activity run from July 24th until August 17th. Base QTH was Turracher Hoehe - Kaernten area - (June 24th - 27th) and 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 Hoehe" 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

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).

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 Hoehe"
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 Hoehe 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 picked me up.

Vorherige Seite: Texel pictures 2015
Nächste Seite: OE/DO1BEN pictures 2019