July 31, 2021 09:00 – 11:30 UTC
My seventh activation of Farrenberg, my local summit. This time together with five members of our local radio club.
Wx: Sunny, few clouds, approx. 20°C, light winds
Walking time: almost zero – drive on location
Ascent/ descent: approx. few vertical metres
Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle, Belcom LS202E / 3W for VHF
Ant: EFHW dipole w/ QRP-L-Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid pole, MFJ1714 for VHF
34 QSOs on 40m CW, 1 x S2S
1 QSO on 60m SSB, 1 x S2S
12 QSOs on 60m SSB, 1 x S2S
– First SOTA event of our radio club
July 10th, 2021 12:15 – 12:30 UTC
My first activation of Imberger Horn.
Wx: Sunny, approx. 15°C, few clouds, no winds
Walking time: 3:30h up (including lunch break and various stops), 1:30 down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 900 vertical metres
Rig: MTR 3B @ 2.5W, 1.25 Ah LiPo battery (2S), Palm Pico Paddle (for a change)
Ant: Vertical for 30 metres on a 6 m squid pole with a single radial
Total weight of the technical equipment < 1500 grams
Condx seemed to be average according to the RBN spots.
k = 0, SFI = 74
16 QSOs on 30m CW, 2 x S2S
– A great daytrip with friends
Sometimes a summit offers little space to deploy an antenna. Either because there isn’t much room or because there are many people at the top – or both.
Then an antenna with a small footprint is required.