In recent years I participated in the CQ WW DX in the M2 category together with the team of DD1A, the „Swiss-German Contest Team“. This year, because of COVID-19, this was no option.
Some time ago I had an S2S-QSO with N1ZF. In the following e-mail contact we exchanged information and photos about the antennas used for this QSO. This is when I became aware of the „Random Wire Antenna“ Paul had successfully used.
November 14, 2020 13:10 – 15:10 UTC
My second activation of Wasserberg.
Wx: Sunny, approx. 12°C, few clouds
Walking time: 20 min. up, 12 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 160 vertical metres
Conditions seemed to be good. The OK/OM contest caused some QRM on 20 CW and 40 CW.
3 CW QSOs on 60m
11 CW QSOs on 40m
6 SSB QSOs on 40m, 1 x S2S
13 CW QSOs on 30m, 1 x S2S
11 CW QSOs on 20m, 2 x S2S, 2 x DX
6 CW QSOs on 17m, 4 x DX
worked some NA- DX on 20m and 17m
November 7, 2020 13:00 – 16:10 UTC
My second activation of Limburg – this time for the Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party.
Wx: Sunny, approx. 11°C, no clouds
Walking time: 25 min. up, 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 200 vertical metres
Conditions on the higher bands were very good. Even 15m was open to NA. SFI = 94 (thanks to sunspot 2780 and 2781!) k = 0
2 SSB QSOs on 60m, 2 x S2S
17 CW QSOs on 20m, 5 x S2S (3 x NA)
20 CW QSOs on 17m, 12 x S2S (7 x NA)
1 CW QSO on 15m, 1 x S2S (1 x NA)
Worked 11 NA chasers, the farthest N6WT in CA
11 NA S2S QSOs, the farthest with WA7JTM on W7A/MN-154 in AZ