Five summit tour: DM/BW-235, BW-233, BW-193, BW-156 and BW-057

September 12th, 2020 – this was an attempt to activate as many 10-pointers as possible while making as many S2S- QSOs at the same time.
It was my first activation of DM/BW-235, BW- 233 and BW-193. My second activation of BW-157 and BW-057.
So far this has been my longest day trip with more than twelve hours on the road.

Wx: Sunny all day, max.Temp about 25°C.

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, Palm Mini Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire with QRP L- Tuner set up as inverted Vee in different trees. Only on BW-193 as inverted L on a 6 metre squid pole.

Condx on all bands seemed to be average. k = 2, SFI = 69

Hoher Randen (DM/BW-235)

Walking time: 12 min up, 6 min down
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 30 vertical metres – almost a drive on summit.
QRV: 7:55 – 8:35 utc

10 CW QSOs on 60m – 1 x S2S
21 CW QSOs on 40m – 1 x S2S
1 SSB QSO on 40m – 1x S2S
1 CW QSO on 30m – 1 x S2S

Buchberg (DM/BW-233)

Walking time: 25 min up, 15 min down
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 150 vertical metres – short but steep.
QRV: 9:55 – 10:45 utc

21 CW QSOs on 40m – 5 x S2S
10 CW QSOs on 30m – 2 x S2S

Schächer (DM/BW-193)

Walking time: 0 min up, 0 min down
Ascent/ descent: 0 vertical metres – drive on summit.
QRV: 12:40 – 13:25 utc

14 CW QSOs on 40m – 2 x S2S
3 CW QSOs on 30m
10 CW QSOs on 20m – 1 x S2S

Lindenberg (DM/BW-156)

Walking time: 12 min up, 10 min down
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 30 vertical metres – almost a drive on summit.
QRV: 14:40 – 15:20 utc

8 CW QSOs on 40m
1 SSB QSO on 40m – 1 x S2S
10 CW QSOs on 30m – 2 x S2S
2 CW QSOs on 20m

Lupfen (DM/BW-057)

Walking time: 7 min up, 5 min down
Ascent/ descent: Approx. 100 vertical metres – short but steep.
QRV: 16:15 – 17:00 utc

12 CW QSOs on 60m
14 CW QSOs on 40m – 1 x S2S

Conclusion:

  • Total time QRV: 220 minutes
  • 138 QSOs
  • 18 S2S QSOs

Highlight:
Steam train in Blumberg (Sauschwänzle-Bahn).

Lowlight:
None

Again it was lots of fun. Thanks for the QSOs!

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