Summits on the Air Expeditions in Korea

SL-004 Inwangsan on 20100710

Here’s a more “real” activation (still only 1 point, but the fact there wasn’t a rubberized two lane road going to the top somehow changes things!) on Inwangsan (인왕산) (Wikipedia reference)

Just barely squeaked by with 4 QSOs (it was at dinnertime and my antenna was polarized the wrong way)…it was a trial for the new antenna I just received that afternoon from DS1DAT made by DS1DFK.



I also discovered that there’s a fortress wall on top of this mountain, as well as a mini-military installation.  Emphasis on the mini.  Obviously no photos of that.  However, we do have some shots of the fortress renovations underway…


In the self portrait of me above you’ll note the “old” summit marker (“old” dates back to 1994, in this case).  New is, well, new, as in 2010.  Take note of the RFID component…


Good to know:  The mountain is more or less “closed” on Mondays and days following holidays to protect the nature and let it rest (and to kick out the partyers who overstay their welcome).  There is military there, so don’t be put off by the fences, barbed wire and cameras…That’s on the approach from Gyeongbukgung Station (which seems to be the main approach, but not that evident) as opposed to Muakjae Station (shorter ascent, harder to find trail head).


There will be a video in the future, of course.

73 de HL4/W2VLA/p1

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