OE/DO1BEN

 

2022 Mountain Tour
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This year we ran some VHF portabe activities from several mountains in Steiermark area. From our Base Station in Pruggern (Dachstein area) we where also active in HF.

Activity ras from June 27th until July 15th.

Base QTH - 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 145.500 MHz)

A Base Station was set up for VHF (Sideband and FM) and for HF as well (10, 15 and sometimes 80 meters) using sideband and since last year also FT8/4. On FT8/4 i use always 10 watt only.

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 vertical antennas (10 and 15 meters), Inv. V dipole for 80 meters

Portabel VHF: Radio IC-705 and HB9CV antenna.

Portable activities are planed from mountains (SOTA) and some other interesting places in the area

For some pictures from 2021 please click here:.

Thanks to all who came back to my calls or pickes me up.

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2021 second Mountain activity (VHF only)
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I was back in Austria from September 3rd until 13th for a second mountain activity. We where in Kaernten area on 1.800 m asl.
Activity was on VHF only. Mostly portable from summits (SOTA) or other interesteing places. A smale base staion for local contacts was set up also.

QTH: Turracher Hoehe - 1.800 meter above see level  QTH loc.: JN66WW

Portable Station:
Icom IC-705 with HB9CV (sideband operations) and vertical for FM contacts

SOTA activities where: 
SOTA activity: 05.September 2021 - Rinsennock - SOTA Ref.: OE/KT-048 - 2.334 m asl
SOTA activity: 09.September 2021 - Wöllaner Nock - SOTA Ref.: OE/KZ-075 - 2.145 m asl

Thanks to all who came back to my calls or piecked me up..
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2021 Mountain Tour
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Activity ran from July 10th until August 5th.

Base QTH - 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 and FM.

A Base Station was also set up for VHF (Sideband and FM) and  HF (10, 15 and sometimes 80 meters) New in 2021 i used FT8, for testing on VHF mainly, and also in HF.


QTH Locator of Base QTH Pruggern is: JN67WJ

For some pictures from 2021 please click here:

Thanks to all who came back to my calls or picked me up.

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2019 Mountain Tour

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Activity ran 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 and 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

For some pictures please click here:

Thanks to all who came back to my calls.

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2018 VHF Mountain Tour
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Activity ran 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 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

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2017 VHF Mountain Tour

portabe activity from several mountains in Steiermark area.from August 12th until 18th. Base QTH was Pruggern (near Schladming) in Steiermark area.
QTH Locator of Base QTH Pruggern is: JN67WJ

Call sign was OE/DO1BEN/p. We whre active on  VHF SSB and FM, via some repeaters. Altitude is 1.200 meter above see level

Thanks to all woh came back to my calls.
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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 in VHF we made contacts in SSB as well as some FM contacts via direct and FM repeaters

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

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

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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 was valid for "WorldWide Flora & Fauna in amateur radio" programm. Some picts from our location and our tours are available .

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

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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.


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