Goppollfjellet and Nevelfjell October 2014 – SOTA

The view from Goppollfjellet - on our descent.I almost forgot to write about this years SOTA Nevelfjell and first time activation of Goppollfjellet OL-196 in October. Goppollfjellet seemed like an easy trip as we arrived but once we go to higher ground the wind picked up and it was hard to keep the antenna straight. With a little help from my kids I was able to erect a 20M dipole which worked quite well. Only 19 QSOs were made but I blame the cold. Countries worked from Goppollfjellet 03/Oct/2014: S5 HB9 PA ON OE K G DL YO SP GI – happy that 2 US stations made it through. Allways nice with some DX! Driving back was not that nice… We had a car tire puncture that slowed us down and cost us quite a bit, but it will not stop us from activating in the future.

Nevelfjell OL127 - foggy times!Nevelfjell the next day 04/Oct/2014 was even worse, WX wise! Very windy and sporadic showers made it difficult to activate this easy summit this year. We wanted to use the nice cabin on the summit, and we thought because of this bad weather we would be almost alone on the summit. We were wrong! Norwegians doesn’t care about the weather, they just put on warmer clothes. After some time queueing to get access to the cabin we were in, but it was noisy with both celluar and loud people in the “shack”. I made 9 QSO before LJ8IB took the key. I’m not sure how many QSO’s he made, maybe 5 or 6. It was just too noisy so we broke down the station and went back to our “cabin” for beer and whisky. Contacts with the following countries were made: ON DL OE CU HB9 K G.

Sota facts: Goppollfjellet

Summit Name: Goppollfjellet
Summit code: LA/OL-196
SOTA Association: Norway
SOTA Region: Oppland
Lat, Long: 61.4222, 10.5619
Locator: JP51gk
Height: 1193 M / 3914 ft
Goppollfjellet on SotaWatch

Sota facts: Nevelfjell

Summit Name: Nevelfjell
Summit code: LA/OL-127
SOTA Association: Norway
SOTA Region: Oppland
Lat, Long: 61.2044, 10.5669
Locator: JP51ge
Height: 1089 M / 3573 ft
Nevelfjell on SotaWatch

About Bjørn Bergheim LB1GB

Bjørn Henning Bergheim ex: LA4DCA Contest operator. <3 CW.
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