DM/BW-846 – Burg Hohenzollern – 850m (2)

Abstract:

March 27th, 2020, 14:20 – 16:00 UTC
My second activation of Burg Hohenzollern with several novelties:

  1. The castle was closed (because of the „Corona Lockdown“), so there were much less people than usual. Although there were still enough hikers and cyclists on the square in front of the entrance (Adlertor).
  2. My very first activation in SSB.
  3. My daughter Marie planned to activate the training call sign DN3TU (which didn’t happen in the end).

Wx: sunny, approx. 11°C, Moderate wind
Walking time: approx. 30 min. up/ 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 140 vertical metres

Conditions were not that good on the higher bands with very deep QSB even on 40m. 60m was reliable but crowded. k = 1, SFI = 70

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire in the trees with QRP L- Tuner .

4 CW QSOs on 20m
4 CW QSOs on 30m
9 CW QSOs on 40m
20 SSB QSOs on 40m
20 CW QSOs on 60m
3 SSB QSOs on 60m

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DM/BW-228 – Hummelsberg – 1002m (3)

Abstract:

March 15th, 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 UTC
My third activation of Hummelsberg.

Wx: sunny, approx. 13°C, strong gusty winds
Walking time: approx. 15 min. up/ 10 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 40 vertical metres

Conditions were fairly good on all bands but deep QSB on 30m and 20m. k = 2, SFI = 68
There was a surprisingly high number of QSOs on 30m.

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid pole.

2 CW QSOs on 17m
11 CW QSOs on 20m
10 CW QSOs on 30m
19 CW QSOs on 40m
8 CW QSOs on 60m

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DM/BW-041 – Wandbühl – 1007m

Abstract:

March 15th, 2020, 11:00 – 12:15 UTC
My first activation of Wandbühl.

Wx: sunny, approx. 13°C, strong gusty winds
Walking time: approx. 25 min. up/ 20 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 40 vertical metres

Conditions were fairly good on all bands but deep QSB on 30m and 20m. k = 2, SFI = 68
There was a surprisingly high number of QSOs on 30m. The Pile- up on 40m was running smoothly which indicates that my signal was loud.

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid pole.

9 CW QSOs on 20m
11 CW QSOs on 30m
23 CW QSOs on 40m
6 CW QSOs on 60m

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