Marco Zollinger, 6932 Breganzona
Because of some health problems I have to maintain a constant level of physical activity; since I hate walking without moving like in fitness centers I decided to combine duties and pleasure through SOTA activities.
While my usual HAM activity is mostly related to operating large QRO pileups in contests (D4C, ES9C, IR4M, OM8A), I found this low-rate QRP activity very rewarding and relaxing
I’m currently just focusing on activating summits near my home (Southern Switzerland), getting there by walking or cycling.
RIG is KX3 and AlexLoop antenna; I am very surprised and satisfied by the performance of the antenna, easy to carry and performing far above my expectations.
A Solar-rechargeable 23Ah LiPo battery gives me plenty of power to operate, keep my mobile phone charged and possibly also charge my notebook in case I bring it along.
…Yes, I know, the Begali key is a crazy weight overkill, I’ll buy a KX3 keyer at the next opportunity