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TK-032 Sabotin

S5/TK-032 Sabotin

11.julij 2008

15 QSO on 30m band CW
34 QSO on 40m band CW

Fotoalbum: KLIK

video from S5/BR-023  activation


Sabotin je 609 m visok hrib nad Novo Gorico oziroma Solkanom, na meji med Slovenijo in Italijo. Ob njegovem vznožju stoji sloviti Solkanski most čez reko Sočo, predvsem pa je Sabotin poznan po napisu Naš Tito, ki od leta 2007 ne obstaja več. Preko Sabotina vodi meddržavna cesta v Goriška brda, delno speljana tudi po italijanskem ozemlju.

MTB video: KLIK

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Fotogallery: here
My last year MTB video: here
Video from activation: here

QSO time
Can you imagine coming on SOTA and not having place to erect antenna? And not because of too small place but because the state border is running above summit.
On Slovene side is only narrow 2m belt and than precipice. Interesting! I still succeeded to get antenna in S5 ( except for one anchors) but my ass was in IV3.
I swear, the station and el.key were in S5!

Area
Sabotin is 609 m high hill above Nova Gorica or Solkan, on frontier between Slovenia and Italy. Famous Solkan bridge after river Soča stands next to his foot of a mountain, above all is Sabotin known round inscription Naš Tito (Our Tito), that he isn’t there since 2007 any more. International road leads through Sabotin in Gorišek Brda, partly deceived also round Italian territory.

Sabotin-Peace Park
Due to its outstanding position, natural sights, and turbulent histora Sabotin is a mountain well worth a visit. In the project Sabotin-Peace Park, the area of Sabotin was set up to becam one of the most important excursion points in the Goriška region.Marked trails lead from the assigned starting points to caverns from WW I, which were prepared for visiors, while along the ridge with a beatiful views, a Theme Trail leads up to the ruins of the church of St. Velentine.
Above all, Sabotin is known for its role it played during the First World War as a prominebt mountain rising above the Soča valley and the town of Gorica.It is threaded with a system of trenches and caverns, build by Austra-Hungarian and Italian armed forces to fortify therir positions in 1915-1917 when this area was part of the Isonzo Front.
As regards fauna, Sabotin provides an important habitat and migration corridor for same rare bird species. The area of Sabotin has the status of natureal value of national significance. It has also been designated as ecologically important area included in the Natura 2000 network.