Summits on the Air Expeditions in Korea

QSO Party Weekend

JB-204 Manghaesan on 20100814

Took the new bike that just arrived today for a mini-activation on nearby 망해산…only took the HT so didn’t have many bites (only 3) subsequently not getting the single point for this summit… …maybe I’ll be back to collect later. It was almost nightfall when I left, so decided on having some 순두부 찌개 with DS3FOV once back in Iksan.

I could ride the logging roads almost up to the summit (200 of the 230m) where there were not one, not two, but three helipads! (as well as a few tombs….with a view…)



Zoom into the gazebo on the other peak (also in the AZ)

Just the two of us, hanging out…

Aerial view:

Elevation:

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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.

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HL/SL-009 남산 운용 –20100710

truly extreme SOTA here--out in the elementsSaturday morning stroll up Namsan–to make a leisurely 6 QSOs via HT with one S2S with DS1DAT who was with DS1DFK activating HL/SL-002 Gwanaksan. Namsan is popularly known as the site of the N-Tower.

A video will be uploaded shortly–stay tuned!

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