DM/BW-695 – Teck – 775m

Abstract:

April 29th, 2020, 14:35 – 15:50 UTC
My first activation of Teck.

Wx: overcast with occasional sunshine, temperature approx. 14°C
Walking time: approx. 15 min. up/ 10 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 165 vertical metres

Condx on 20m were poor with deep QSB and weak signals. Unfortunately no DX this time. On 30m a similar situation but not as pronounced as on 20m. This is supported by the fact that some chasers called me again on 40m where signals were generally loud.
60m was reliable with good signals from all over Europe. k = 1, SFI = 69

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

6 CW QSOs on 20m
15 CW QSOs on 30m
15 CW QSOs on 40m
12 CW QSOs on 60m

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DM/BW-102 – Hohenstaufen – 684m

Abstract:

April 16th, 2020, 14:10 – 15:10 UTC
My first activation of Hohenstaufen.

Wx: hazy, few clouds approx. 22°C
Walking time: approx. 30 min. up/ 20 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 140 vertical metres

Conditions on 20m were really good with four US- stations in the log. 30m and 40m were slow with few QSOs. 60m was good with loud signals from all over Europe. k = 0, SFI = 68

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.

8 CW QSOs on 20m
3 CW QSOs on 30m
5 CW QSOs on 40m
14 CW QSOs on 60m

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DM/BW-661 – Stuifen – 757m

Abstract:

April 16th, 2020, 12:10 – 12:40 UTC
My first activation of Stuifen- a completely wodded but interesting summit!

Wx: sunny, few clouds approx. 23°C
Walking time: approx. 30 min. up/ 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 200 vertical metres

Conditions on 20m were good with two DX- QSOs into NA but deep QSB. 30m was loud but less QSOs than last time. k = 0, SFI = 68

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.

8 CW QSOs on 20m
10 CW QSOs on 30m

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DM/BW-659 – Kaltes Feld – 781m

Abstract:

April 16th, 2020, 9:50 – 10:30 UTC
My first activation of Kaltes Feld, a large plateau with lots of space for activating.

Wx: sunny, blue sky, approx. 23°C
Walking time: approx. 30 min. up/ 20 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 100 vertical metres

Conditions on 40m were as good as one could expect around local noon. 30m was a good complement. k = 0, SFI = 68

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.2Ah LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L on a 6m- squid pole.

11 CW QSOs on 30m
20 CW QSOs on 40m

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DM/BW-848 – Bernhardus – 778m

Abstract:

April 16th, 2020, 8:00 – 8:30 UTC
My first activation of Bernhardus – an almost completely wodded summit!

Wx: sunny, blue sky, approx. 12°C
Walking time: approx. 25 min. up/ 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 160 vertical metres

Conditions on 60m were good with little QSB. Whole EU was workable. 40m was loud but only few QSOs. k = 1, SFI = 68

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.2Ah LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L on a 6m- squid pole.

5 CW QSOs on 40m
16 CW QSOs on 60m

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DM/BW-147 – Gespaltener Fels – 1000m (3)

Abstract:

April 9th, 2020, 11:50 – 13:40 UTC
My third activation of Gespaltener Fels, this time with Marie’s debut using the training call sign DN3TU/p

Wx: sunny, few clouds approx. 18°C
Walking time: approx. 30 min. up/ 20 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 120 vertical metres

Conditions on the higher bands were so-so with deep QSB. Some stations disappeared completely. 40m produced strong signals. 60m was loud but less QSOs than last time. k = 1, SFI = 70

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.

10 CW QSOs on 20m
12 CW QSOs on 30m
15 CW QSOs on 40m
9 CW QSOs on 60m
1 SSB QSO on 60m

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