DM/BW-089 – Farrenberg – 820m (4)


October 13, 2019  12:25 – 13:15 UTC
My fourth activation of Farrenberg, one of the summits closest to my home. The distance is about 25km one way, hence we went there by bike.
If you haven’t seen it before, here is a phantastic photo of Farrenberg.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 20°C, strong winds
Walking time: None as we took the bike from Tübingen and got there in about 90 minutes.
Ascent/ descent: approx. 500 vertical metres

Conditions seemed to be average according to the RBN spots I got. 20m seemed quite abandoned, nevertheless a DX QSOs with AC1Z went into the log.
On 30m activity was low but condx into Scandinavia seemed to be good. The usual pile-up on 40m was short but intense with four S2S QSOs and one GMA QSO. The noise level was extremely low.

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2200mAh 3S LiPo, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: QRP L- Tuner covering all bands from 60m to 10m
End- fed wire (22 metres long) as inverted L on a 6m squid pole

3 CW QSOs on 20m
5 CW QSOs on 30m
19 CW QSOs on 40m