VK/ZL EU-S2S QSO Party from DM/BW-099 – Achalm – 707m (5)


May 1st, 2022  05:10 – 06:40 UTC
My eighth activation of Achalm, one of my local summits, this time for the VK/ZL<> EU-S2S QSO-party.

Wx: Overcast/ misty, approx. 6°C
Walking time: 20 min. up, 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 190 vertical metres

Rig: KX3 / 10-15W, 2.5Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle
Ant: Delta loop for 20m on a 6m squid pole

Conditions were good (SFI = 120, SSN = 50) with a slightly increased k = 3

2   SSB QSOs on 60m, 1 x EU S2S
12 SSB QSOs on 20m, 5 x VK/ZL S2S, 2 x EU S2S, 4 x VK/ZL, 1 x FY
14 CW QSOs on 20m, 4 x VK/ZL S2S, 5 x VK/ZL, 5 x EU

Highlights: Worked 19 x DX, thereof 9 VK/ZL S2S

Lowlights: After about one hour I felt really cold because during antenna set up my feet had become wet.