DM/BW-089 – Farrenberg – 820m (5)


May 31th, 2020, 10:10 – 12:50 UTC
My fifth activation of Farrenberg.

Wx: sunny with occasional clouds, temperature approx. 18°C
Cycling time: approx. 90 min. up/ 60 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 900 vertical metres/ 24 km one way

Because of the CQ WPX CW contest taking place at the same weekend I tried to avoid the contest bands.
Condx on the higher bands were dominated by sporadic E with loud signals from all over Europe. 30m and 40m produced loud signals and a good pile- up.
60m was disappointing with no callers at all. k = 1, SFI = 71

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 12m
5 CW QSOs on 17m
1 SSB QSO on 20m – 1 x S2S
17 CW QSOs on 30m – 3 x S2S
13 CW QSOs on 40m – 1 x S2S
1 SSB QSO on 40m – 1 x S2S
1 CW QSOs on 60m – 1 x S2S
1 SSB QSO on 60m – 1 x S2S