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Signal de Botrange ON-001

 

Signal de Botrange, ON/ON-001 - 695m ASL - 50 30 5 N 6 5 32 E - NGI 50/1-2 - 8 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

 

Signal de Botrange        Marianne & Liam

 

The restaurant at the highest point in Belgium was the motivating factor for Marianne to sanction a family activating outing.  A minor inconvenience was arriving there only to find it was currently in the period of a temporary closure. 

 

Jimmy on the 700m point!        Jimmy with antenna

 

We drove back down the hill to Baraque Michel, formerly ON/ON-002.  How this ever had its own reference Iíll never know!  It was downslope from ON/ON-001 seemingly without any prominence of its own whatsoever!

 

Tom operating        Jimmy operating

 

At least here was a restaurant we had noted as being open as we drove past it earlier.  We had a nice meal and couple of beers in here.  Obviously I knew about the French speaking community in Belgium, and of course the Flemish/Dutch speaking community.  However the predominant language in use in the restaurant by both staff and guests was German.  My chefís special spare ribs and chips was excellent.

 

Platform built to raise the summit height by 5m!  Linked dipole  Liam at 700m

 

After driving back up to Signal de Botrange, Jimmy and I set up our antennas on a grassy area behind the restaurant.  I worked 18 on 40m CW.  Jimmy worked into PA on 2m FM before using 40m SSB to qualify.  Marianne enjoyed a bit of sunbathing on the decking outside the restaurant!

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

Op

14:34z

EA2DT

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:42z

DL3VTA

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:43z

OK1FMJ

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:43z

DL1AVK

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:45z

G0HIO

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:46z

HB9BIN/P

7MHz

CW

HB/AG-010

ON/M1EYP/P

14:48z

G4OBK

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:48z

F6CSG

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:49z

OK2PDT

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:49z

G4FGJ

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:50z

ON5SY

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:51z

SP2SV

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:52z

F5LKW

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:52z

DL2DXA

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:53z

F6DRA

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:53z

ON4FI

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:53z

PC5W

144MHz

FM

 

ON/M0HGY/P

14:54z

DL1EJG

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

14:55z

OM1AX

7MHz

CW

 

ON/M1EYP/P

15:00z

G0HIO

7MHz

SSB

 

ON/M0HGY/P

15:03z

HB9DHA

7MHz

SSB

 

ON/M0HGY/P

15:03z

2W0FLW

7MHz

SSB

 

ON/M0HGY/P