CQ DE HB0 - HAM-Cache in Liechtenstein
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For radio amateurs in the world today the biggest challenge is not so much to transfer for long distances but rather to make contact with locations where there is no or only little radio amateur activity. One of these locations is Lichtenstein, the tiny European state. To these rarely accessible places radio amateurs organize trips regularly, and these trips are called DX expeditions.
Several foreign radio amateurs travel to Lichtenstein every year, who, while pursuing their pastime, also make it possible for others to make contact with the wanted zone and log the contacts.
My friends and I have been to Lichtenstein several times, too. We have traveled the mini state far and wide, so beside our radio experience we have also had some touristy impressions. We have also met several like-minded foreign radio-amateurs and made friends with many of them.
More and more of the radio amateurs are also geocachers. This is no surprise as both are technical hobbies, and among many other similarities, success depends on gadgets.
With this cache we would like to draw attention to Hungarian radio amateurs who make excursions into the HB0 zone (HB0 is the prefix of Lichtenstein’s radio amateur code), and make the radio amateur hobby more popular.
The box is hidden near Masescha (a village on the road from Vaduz to Malbun - Gaflei), in a wonderful setting. From the suggested parking lot the first point can be reached in 15 minutes. Here, having taken in the scenery, you are to read from a memorial two dates that will be needed for determining the coordinates of the second point, the box.
The coordinates of the cache are:
N47° 08,XX3' - where XX must be the sum of the digits of the first date,
E09° 32,4YY' - where YY must be the sum of the digits of the second date.
Do not be surprised to see strange poles, wires, antennas around the houses or in the alpine fields: many houses in the area are rented by radio amateurs regularly.
Have a nice trip and a successful find – and we hope that many radio amateurs will visit the cache can leave in the box a QSL card filled in for the "Ham-Cache in HB0"
73! DE ex HB0/HA4DX -- (It means Good-bye!/Regards from Liechtenstein!)
A useful link about Liechtenstein: www.tourismus.li
A link where you can find the meanings of radio-amateur abbreviations: HAM Radio abbreviations
Gur obk vf fvghngrq oruvaq gur svefg cbvag, va gur qverpgvba bs gur cnexvat ybg, va n jbbql nern, uvqqra orgjrra n ebpx naq n gerr gehax.