HB0/PI4TUE DX-pedition 2000

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Going to Liechtenstein
Building antenna's
The shack and operators
Our daily live
Portable activities
Walking in the mountains
The end
Photo's  Page 5 : Our daily live

During the peak of the Perseids PE1OGF and PE1PRG were active from a portable QTH with better sight to the north. For this reason we did bring a generator up the mountain. Now we have to bring all the equipment to the portable QTH.

On our way to the portable QTH with the generator. On the large picture (click on the photo) you can see the route to the portable QTH.

The first steps are easy.

The wheels and the wheel base are too small to use the wheels on the gravel roads. The portable tower is used to carry the generator.

It is evening. We have to hurry if we want to be back before the dark.

Now we are sure, next time we will rent a helicopter....

The 2m station inside a shelter with the Dressler linear functioning. Later one of the elco's exploded due to the high voltage of the generator.

Time for some food: Hamburgers !

Sun rise.

The generator was placed on the east side of the mountain. There was no village with people who could complain about the sound of the generator during the night.

Turning the antenna.

Building up the combined 23 en 3 cm tower. The antennas are not beaming into the same direction yet. The 23cm antenna is missing two elements. Our first thought was that a cow had damages the antenna while it was laying on the ground. Later we heard the cow was in fact PE1OGF, trying to find his way during the night for a pee. We had material available to repair the antenna.

John with his favorite girls.

Next : Walking in the mountains