Happy anniversary!

50

The activation of DL/AL-003 (Hochrappenkopf) was my 50th Activation of a SOTA- reference. As I started activating on a regular basis in 2015, it has been approximately one summit per month in average since then.

I’m quite happy with this achievement as I have family, job and several commitments, all of them with higher priority than playing radio and climbing mountains 😉

DL/AL-003 – Hochrappenkopf – 2425m

Abstract:

September 6th, 2018; 09:10 – 09:30 UTC
My first activation of Hochrappenkopf.

Wx: sunny with occasional clouds, nice and warm.
Walking time is unknown as I had several breaks to chat with people.
Ascent: 100m from the col (2320m)
Descent: 330m to Rappenseehütte (2091m)

17 CW QSOs on 40m
Conditions on 40m were good. Due to the last- minute change of plans, SOTAwatch reported the reference as DL/AL-004, which was wrong!

Rig: MTR-3B / 3W, 1250mAh LiPo (2S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m squid pole

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DL/AL-004 – Rappenseekopf – 2468m

Abstract:

September 6th, 2018; 07:30 – 07:50 UTC
My first activation of Rappenseekopf – quite a pleasure after Hochgundspitze.

Wx: sunny with occasional clouds, nice and warm.
Walking time: up 20 minutes, down not known as I continued to Hochrappenkopf.
Ascent: approx. 200m from the col (2272m) between Hochgundspitze and Rappenseekopf.
Descent: approx. 150m down to the col in the West (2320m).

20 CW QSOs on 40m
Conditions on 40m were good. Due to the last- minute change of plans, SOTAwatch reported the reference as DL/AL-005, which was wrong!

Rig: MTR-3B / 3W, 1250mAh LiPo (2S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m squid pole

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DL/AL-005 – Hochgundspitze – 2460m

Abstract:

September 6th, 2018

The activation had to be canceled just outside the activation zone!!!

Wx: sunny and blue sky, 10C at the hut, nice and warm at the secondary.
Walking time: 1:40 h (up and down)
Ascent: approx. 340m from Rappenseehütte (2091m) to the secondary (2430m)
Descent: approx. 160m to the col (2272m).

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OE/TI-160 – Hohes Licht– 2651m

Abstract:

September 5th, 2018; 09:40 – 10:30 UTC
My first activation of Hohes Licht – the second highest summit in Allgäu.

Wx: cloudy with occasional sunny spots, 8C at the hut, cool and windy at the top.
Walking time up: approx. 1:00h, down: 1:10h
Ascent: approx. 390m from Grosse Steinscharte (2262m)
Descent: approx. 560m to Rappenseehütte (2091m).

3 CW QSOs on 40m, 3 CW QSOs on 30m, 6 CW QSOs on 20m
Conditions on all bands seemed to be fair, but activity was low. Later I learned that SOTAwatch had been down all morning.

Rig: MTR-3B / 3W, 1250mAh LiPo (2S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m squid pole

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DL/AL-006 – Rotgundspitze – 2485m

Abstract:

September 5th, 2018; 07:05 – 07:40 UTC
First activation ever of Rotgundspitze!

Wx: sunny and blue sky, 8C at Rappenseehütte, cool at the top.
Walking time up: 1:30h , down: 0:30h.
Ascent: approx. 400m from Rappenseehütte (2091m).
Descent: approx. 220m to Grosse Steinscharte (2262m).

11 CW QSOs on 40m, 3 CW QSOs on 30m, 1 CW QSO on 20m
Conditions on all bands seemed to be fair, but activity was low. Later I learned that SOTAwatch had been down all morning.

Rig: MTR-3B / 3W, 1250mAh LiPo (2S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m squid pole

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