SOTA

TK/TK-042 Punta d'Isa

march 24 2019

Punta d'Isa
SOTA Ref : TK/TK-042    
Locator : JN42MB20
ASL : 1630 m

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Short walk to this summit but very steep, +420 m for 1,5 km...
33 QSOs from which 7 S2S, all on 40 m CW !  CW rocks !!
A log sheet was blown away by the wind and stayed in the air for about 5 minutes, went very high above me and had the good idea to fall down only a few meters away...

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TK/TK-146 Cinaraggia.

march 3rd 2019

Cinaraggia
SOTA ref : TK/TK-146
Locator : JN41iw11
Asl : 528 m 
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This summit is the highest point of the north rim of the Gulf of Ajaccio. It is a easy one as it is on a very popular track "Le sentier des crêtes", the crest road which follows the coastline from the city center to the slopes of Sanguinaires. Lasting three hours, this path is accessible to everyone, and offers exceptional views of the coast, plunging views balcony above the sea. This path allows a botanical discovery of the natural environment in mountain.

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TK/TK-162 Monte Sant'Angelo

march 3rd 2019

Monte Sant'Angelo
SOTA ref : TK/TK-162
Locator : JN41JW46
Asl : 238 m

This summit has been added to the SOTA list a week ago and is now probably the easiest summit for me...
A communication tower is on top of it, and when you're there you understand why ! It is in the middle of the gulf  and of the industrial and urban zone.

The top is flat and can be reached by car or bike.

I made my best results so far from this summit. Was it due to good conditions or good location, the future will say.
I made 49 QSO and a few S2S, all on 40 m CW. I will be back with more bands.

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TK/TK-049 Punta Tirulellu

2 march 2019
Punta Tirulellu
SOTA ref : TK/TK-049
Locator : JN42la82
ASL : 1541 m
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This summit has never been activated before and i never have been on it. The WX forecast was good ,so it was time to activate it !
The track is marked with yellow stripes until you reach the pass "Bocca Pazzara" where you leave the track and must stay on the ridge line until the summit.
It took me 2 h 45 min to reach the summit and both ways are 13.31 km long.

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TK/TK-073 Punta Sant'Eliseo

16/02/2019
Punta Sant'Eliseo
SOTA ref : TK/TK-073
Locator : JN42kb53
Asl : 1271 m
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Nice weather, no wind and a need of some physical activity convinced me to activate a summit.
TK073 Sant'Eliseu has never been activated before, is not very far from home but needs about 800 m climbing.. The right candidate !

The path is clean and well marked, so no problem. I already visited this summit several times before but without any radio...
Randonnée Tavaco - Sant'Eliseu (in french)

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TK/TK-095 Punta Cuzzanicciu

20/01/2019
Punta Cuzzanicciu
SOTA ref : TK/TK-095
Locator: JN41ku64
Asl : 1059 m 
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This is the first 2 points summit i've activated.
The track to this summit is clean as most of it uses the "Mare a mare centre" path that crosses the island from West to East. At some point, you leave this path and there is a small track marked with stones that brings you to the summit. It takes about 1,5 hours and 600 m altitude gain.
On the summit, there are a few professionnal radio repeaters. The towers and solar pannels are poorly maintained...
The view is magical ! I saw the island of Sardinia and the smaller islands North of it... The gulf of Ajaccio laying at my feet.

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