DM/BW-664 – Wasserberg – 751m (2)

Abstract

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

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.5Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle
Ant: 42 ft (12.8m) random wire as inverted Vee on a tree.

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

Highlights:
worked some NA- DX on 20m and 17m

Lowlights: None

How to get there?

Wasserberg is yet another wooded summit in DM/BW. Please refer to my previous activation report for more details.

Activation report:

Most of the summits nearby I already activated this year – with the exception of Wasserberg, as it is fairly unatractive. Nevertheless I wanted to use the unusual warm weather for an activaion. So I went there again after my last visit in 2017.
I set up the station next to a tall tree with a little bit of sunlight at times and worked the bands from 17 metres down to 60 metres one after the other. On the higher bands some DX could be heard, mostly with good signals. Six NA chasers (2 x VE, 4 x W) went into the log.
During QSY I searched for S2S, but couldn’t work more than a handful other activators.

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It was fun again. Thanks for the QSOs!

Wasserberg
QSOs during the activation on DM/BW-664. Note: The location of CT7/K9PM is currently in Portugal, not in Arizona, as indicated in the map.

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