HB0/OE1ZKC on the way back from Ham Radio, Fridrichshafen, 2005
(to be updated. last update 25 Oct 2005)
|My new bought IC 756 ProIII powered my HB0 operation for his first DX trip. IC 706 should be (was planed to be) sold at FN !( but still with me...)|
|Fortunately, my room was on second (first in European way !) floor and had a large balcony which is open to the air. Best room for antenna set up, except it is located at the bottom of the valley ! I put 40m vertical (10m long) in 5 min.||Another view of my antenna. It looks OK !|
Total QSO: approx 250
HB0 at last !
I was always thinking of an operation in HB0 on the way to (from) Fridrichshafen, as it is only 30-50km away from FN. I tried to contact a hotel which my friend has recommended last year, but no answer by e-mail. I tried same hotel this year, too, but the rate is so expensive (it is natural, as it is 5 stars !). OK, I tried to book another hotel. I made several search by Google, and sent e-mails. Unbelievably, their responses were very slow, or even no answer. I wonder if e-mail were not popular in HB0, or even unavailable ! Finally I booked a room at the hotel only which gave me quick replies. It was located in Balzers, southern end of the country, and of couse, bottom of the valley. I do not care it, as almost of towns in Lichtenstein are located in the bottom. I did not expect so much success. It is mid summer, and just two day operation. I just want some radio fun there.
It was surprising, there were many HB0/ (yes, HB0/, this means visitors) on the air, and I was called by some of them. Following is the snapshot of DX summit during my stay. Many guys thought same thing, just to drop into HB0 after FN !
Some more non-radio-related photos will be here