CQ WW DX – CW (2019)

Also this year I was invited to join the crew of DD1A in Singen (Hohentwiel). DL1II keeps the station in excellent shape and DD1A can be heard in various contests throughout the year. Due to many other commitments, I usually only go there only once or twice a year. CQ WW DX is the biggest contest of the year and DD1A usually participates in the Multi Two class.


Transatlantic S2S Party from DM/BW-099 – Achalm – 707m (3)


November 2nd, 2019, 13:30 – 15:15 UTC
Third activation of Achalm, my local summit and today my joker.

Wx: mostly cloudy, approx. 15°C, strong winds, few rain drops towards the end
Walking time: 25 min. up/ 20 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 190 vertical metres

k = 0 (zero!), SFI = 11 – Sunspot: # 2750 appeared just the other day
Conditions seemed to be pretty good with loud signals from across the pond.

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: Vertical EFHW-dipole on a 10m squid pole

31 CW QSOs on 20m, thereoff
13 x NA chasers
9 x S2S, from what were
3 x NA (VE2DDZ on VE2/ES-010, WA7JTM on W7A/MN-119 and NS1TA on W1/EM-020.