Category Archives: Ski mountaineering expedition

SOTA Winter Activations

As winter sets in, days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer in Norway, and this is in many ways my favorite SOTA activation time of the year.

I like to start my hike very early in the morning, in the dark with my headlight as the only lightsource to reach the summit well before sunrise.

The gorgeous warm yellows, oranges, pinks and reds colours thats appears at sunrise, is a beauty and a scientific phenomenon I really appreciate.

Along with the 3-point SOTA winter bonus, this experiences becomes a great reward.

My Elecraft KX-2 has well over 3000 winter SOTA contacts in log, and has never faild even in extreme cold.

First sunrise, and sun reflections in this winters first powder snow.

My simple home made wire antenna, that I’m always using on my SOTA actvations.

Winter Wonder Land.