DM/BW-058 – Burg – 975m (3) and DM/BW-064 – Heersberg – 964m (4)


January 5, 2021  11:00 – 11:40 UTC // 13:10 – 14:20 UTC
My third activation of Burg and my fourth activation of Heersberg, both first time during winter.

Wx: Cloudy, approx. -4°C light winds
Condx were average with QSB on 20 and 30 metres. k = 2, SFI = 78

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


Walking time: 20 min. up, 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 90 vertical metres
Total weight of the (radio) equipment:  2647g

34 QSOs on 40m CW, 2 x S2S
1 QSOs on 60m SSB, 1 x S2S
Weight per QSO: 75.6g


Walking time: 25 min. up, 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 60 vertical metres
Total weight of the (radio) equipment:  3219g

5 QSOs on 20m CW, 3 x DX
12 QSOs on 30m CW
9 QSOs on 40m CW, 1 x S2S
9 QSOs on 60m CW
Weight per QSO: 92g

On BW-058, after chasing two other activators for S2S-QSOs on 40 CW I didn’t even have to call CQ when I started my own activation. I went to a free frequency and asked: „QRL?“. Immediately, somone was asking: „3TU?“  It was SP9AMH (needless to say). SA4BLM followed suit. Only then the hordes arrived. Well done, my friends!

The situation on the often crowded 60 metre band is spoiling the fun. Deliberate QRM is getting worse. My run on CW came to an end because a very strong DL station started a rag chew on SSB right on top of my QSOs. (Remember that we’re allowed only 15 watts EIRP!)

How to get there?

For DM/BW-058 see here.

For DM/BW-064 see here.

Activation report:

Due to the currently large number of activations I just put a couple photos here.

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It was lots of fun. Thanks for the QSOs!

QSOs during the activation on DM/BW-058.
QSOs during the activation on DM/BW-064.

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