Swiss Remote DX Amateur Radio Station at 1'660m

Frederic (HB9CQK) and me are working on a Swiss mountain remote DX-Station project since Sept. 2018. We have many challenges such as strong wind, ice, thunderstorms, snowfall, big temperature differences, Windows 10 update, etc., but I'am happy to report that we have managed to carry out the first few QSO's from this incredible location with our HyEndFed 8 wire-antenna. The plan is to install the 14-element Optibeam this September. Once we have it all set up as planned I will do a report with many pictures here.

Goal of the solution
The aim of the Remote DX-Station is to operate a remote radio site via the Internet, where there are almost no "man-made interference" (e.g. PLC, power supplies, plasma TV, etc.) and other EMC interference (e.g. ower lines, solar systems, etc.). Ideally, the location is slightly elevated and has a 360° all-round view.

Flexradio 6500, OptiBeam OBLY14-5 (10-20m), HB9CV (6m), HyEndFed 8 (10-80m), Expert 1.3k Amplifier, Prosistel PST61D Rotor, DX-Engineering DXE-RTR2, RemoteRig RC-1216H, Balun Designs, Lightning Protection, ColibriDDC SDR-Receiver, KiwiSDR Receiver for the HAM community

360° View
Live 360° WebCam

Live KiwiSDR Receiver at 1'660m

View from the Mountain at 1'660m

Setup and Tests 18-July-2019 with HyEndFed 8 Ant.

Remote Operating Dashboard with FlexControl VFO

Final Equipment

Flexradio 6500, OptiBeam OBLY14-5 (10-20m), HB9CV (6m), HyEndFed 8 (10-80m), Expert 1.3k Amplifier, Prosistel PST61D Rotor, DX-Engineering DXE-RTR2, RemoteRig RC-1216H, Balun Designs, Lightning Protection, ColibriDDC SDR-Receivers, KiwiSDR Receiver for the HAM community

Equipment