Thursday, April 27, 2023

Soon: another HB0 trip

It was 2019 that we last went on a foreign trip with the team - to GJ. We have done some special events and WWFF team activities in PA since then, but we concluded with the whole covid thingy fading out it was time to plan a trip to another DXCC again.

Spinning the globe around we scanned for interesting places. 3Y has had so much attention lately it felt too much as a hype and we don't like cold weather anyway. We are still dreaming of an exotic island someday (running a couple of FT8 bots and drinking cocktails on the beach) but with only a weekend to spare, we circled back to a place we have been before: HB0.

In 2018 we were in HB0 for the first time and had a lot of fun together with the HBFF manager HB9TZA. Especially the late night activities on the Friday with an opening to JA on 40m and Sunday with an endless pile-up remain good memories. We logged almost 1700 QSOs and 55 DXCC that time. There weren't that many DX contacts among them but we hope that will be different this time with the sun waking up.

This year we will travel on Friday May 12 and hope to maybe do some small activity in the evening if travel is smooth. We will then be active the whole weekend and drive back north on Monday May 15. 

As usual with our activities we will make a special award and QSL card available.  

A real "bush activity" from HB0 in 2018

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