Engineering series 1: Radar stations on the Wasserkuppe

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Radio detecting and ranging (Radar)
  3. The radomes on the Wasserkuppe
  4. Similar facilities alongside the Iron Curtain
  5. Aviation on the Wasserkuppe

1. Introduction

On the second day of the new year, I made a short hiking tour to the highest elevation in Hesse (Hessen), the Wasserkuppe.

As an amateur radio operator (call sign DO1MUE), this place with its small airfield, eye-catching antennae, and disused radar facilities on the peak aroused my curiosity to learn more about its history.

Just a few kilometers away runs …

The GR20 on Corsica: Hiking the southern part

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. My tour in August 2018
  3. Résumé
  4. Details of the tour

1. Introduction

Socializing during a hiking trip is great, especially when you hike on an exceptional and challenging trail like the GR20 (Grande Randonée 20) on Corsica, France.

And where else do you have the opportunity to take photos with high altitude mountains and the Mediterranean sea on it?

Word of mouth about the beauty of the unique nature still hasn’t spread yet it seems, access to the island is comparatively difficult, and …