April 14, 2017 07:55 – 08:20 UTC
Overcast, approx. 7°C
Walking time 25 min. up, 15 min. down
Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2200mAh LiPo, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: End Fed Half Wave Dipole with Traps (40m – 30m – 20m) on a GRP Pole (6m)
13 CW QSOs on 40m.
First activation in 2017.
Zundelberg can be reached from Hausen o.V. The car park (Wanderparkplatz Gehrnhalde, 882m a.s.l.) is a bit out of town. Like many summits of the „Schwaebische Alb“, Zundelberg is completely wooded. Finding the actual summit without GPS can be tricky.
I set up the station at the foot of the wooden tower. Conditions on 20m and 30m were poor and the RBN didn’t spot me on these bands! Only after QSY-ing to 40m I was able to log a dozen QSOs.