DM/ND-009 – Bungsberg – 167m (1)

Abstract:

August 27th, 2020, 09:15 – 10:20 UTC
My first activation of Bungsberg, the highest summit in Schleswig Holstein, and so far the lowest mountain I activated.

Wx: overcast, strong winds, approx. 7 bft. Temp approx. 15°C
Walking time: 2 min up and down. Bungsberg is a drive on summit.
Ascent/ descent: almost none

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

Lots of QRM due to the strong wind. Good condx on all bands but low activity on 30 metres as often.

25 CW QSOs on 40m – 3 x S2S
1 CW QSO on 30m – 1 x S2S
14 CW QSOs on 20m – 1 x S2S

Highlights:
Nice view from the top.

Lowlight:
No possibility to escape from the strong winds because of the limited space near the top.

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DM/BW-099 – Achalm – 707m (4)

Abstract:

August 18th, 2020, 11:25 – 13:35 UTC
My fourth activation of Achalm, first time by bike/ foot.

Wx: sunny, light clouds and an approaching thunderstorm. Temp approx. 23°C
Cycling time: 75 min to the car park, 50 min back (18km one way)
Walking time: 20 min up, 12 min down
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 150 metres by bike and 185 metres on foot
Total duration: 9:25 UTC to 15:00 UTC

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.5Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid- pole.

Lots of QRN on the low bands. Good condx on 20 metres and 17 metres. k = 1, SFI = 73

18 CW QSOs on 40m – 1 x S2S
12 SSB QSOs on 40m
4 CW QSOs on 30m
9 CW QSOs on 20m – 2 x DX (W4, JA1)
2 CW QSOs on 17m – 2 x DX (JA1)

Highlights:
This trip really felt like climbing a mountain!
DX- QSOs with W4 and JA1

Lowlight:
Approaching thunderstorm caused me to go QRT temporarily.

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DM/BW-853 – Blankenhalde – 871m (1)

Abstract:

August 14th, 2020, 13:50 – 14:00 UTC
My first activation of Blankenhalde, and possibly the shortest ever.

Wx: Heavy rain, temp approx. 16°C.
Walking time: none, Blankenhalde is a drive-on summit
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 0 metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, charged by solar power, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L in a  tree.

Lots of QRN on 40 metres. k = 1, SFI = 73

9 CW QSOs on 40m

Highlight:
Equipment and operator survived the activation.

Lowlight:
Heavy rain

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DM/BW-038 – Lemberg – 1015m (3)

Abstract:

August 1st, 2020, 09:15 – 11:15 UTC
My third activation of Lemberg, this time together with Fabian, DC1SAF.

Wx: Sunny in the morning, becoming increasingly cloudy, temp above 30°C in the afternoon.
Walking time: 20 min up, 15 min down
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 150 metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, charged by solar power, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner as inverted L in a  tree.

Condx were good on all bands according to the RBN-spots. k = 0, SFI = 72
However, activity on 30 metres and especially on 20 metres was very low this time.

35 CW QSOs on 40m – 5 x S2S
12 SSB QSOs on 40m – 2 x S2S
4 CW QSOs on 30m
2 CW QSOs on 20m

Highlight:
Joint activation with DC1SAF.

Lowlight:
None

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