September 30th, 2021 12:10 – 13:35 UTC
My first activation of Fuerstein.
Wx: Overcast, approx. 12°C, light breeze
Walking time: approx 1:50 up (including lunch break on top of Rickhubel, 1943m), unknown down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 550 vertical metres
Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle
Ant: EFHW dipole w/ QRP-L-Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid pole
Condx seemed to be average with k = 4, SFI = 102; no DX on the higher bands.
25 QSOs on 40m CW, 3 x S2S
1 QSO on 40m SSB, 1 x S2S
15 QSOs on 30m CW, 1 x S2s
9 QSOs on 20m CW, 1 x S2S
1 QSO on 17m CW
1 QSO on 15m CW
– breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps
September 4th, 2021 10:15 – 11:15 UTC
My first activation of Entschenkopf.
Wx: Sunny, approx. 18°C, clouds in the afternoon
Walking time: approx 3:15 hours up, 1:50 hour down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 1170 vertical metres, but along the ridge another 100 vertical metres have probably been accumulated.
Rig: MTR-3B ~ 5W, 1000mAh (3S) LiPo, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW dipole with traps as inverted L on a 6m squid pole
Condx seemed to be good with k = 1, SFI = 84
36 QSOs on 40m CW in 29 min.
11 QSO on 30m CW, 1 x S2S, in 9 min.
– Entschenkopf crossing offers spectacular views and an interesting hike.