F/CR-233 – Beaume Lardière – 542m

Abstract

August 25th, 2022  9:00 – 9:20 UTC
My first activation of Beaume Lardiere.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 30°C, moderate breeze at the top
Walking time: approx 100 minutes up, 75 minutes down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 450 vertical metres

Rig: MTR-3B / 5W, 1000mAh Li-Ion battery (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: Liked EFHW dipole with TinyCoupler (1:64) as inverted Vee on a 6m squid pole (carbon fibre laminate)

Condx seemed to be good with k = 1, SFI = 108

16 QSO on 30m CW

Highlight:
– Nice hike with scenic views.

Lowlight:
– The telescopic mast snapped during activation.

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F/CR-304 – Charray – 872m

Abstract

August 20th, 2022  12:30 – 12:50 UTC
My first activation of Charry and the first activation of this summit.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 28°C, moderate breeze
Walking time: approx 30 minutes up, 20 minutes down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 190 vertical metres

Rig: MTR-3B / 5W, 1000mAh Li-Ion battery (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: Liked EFHW dipole with TinyCoupler (1:64) in several trees and bushes 🙂

Condx seemed to be ok with k = 3, SFI = 105

15 QSO  on  30m CW

Highlight:
– Nice hike and first activation of the summit.

Lowlight:
– None

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F/AB-603 – La Pinéa – 1771m

Abstract

August 16th, 2022  11:30 – 12:45 UTC
My first activation of La Pinéa.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 23°C, no wind
Walking time: approx 70 minutes up, 45 minutes down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 430 vertical metres

Rig: MTR-3B / 5W, 1000mAh Li-Ion battery (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: Liked EFHW dipole with TinyCoupler (1:64) as inverted Vee on a 6m squid pole (carbon fibre laminate)

Condx seemed to be good with k = 1, SFI = 131

6   QSOs on 40m CW, 1 x S2S
30 QSO  on  30m CW, 5 x S2S
13 QSOs on 20m CW, 1 x S2S

Highlight:
– Very nice trail to a magnificent summit

Lowlight:
– During setup I plugged the headphones in the wrong jack (paddles). Subsequently no sound could be heard and the receiver appeared to be dead. The MTR-3B has only one tiny dot on the LED display to indicate operation! It took me several minutes to find the problem.

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F/AB-430 – Bec Charvet – 1738m

Abstract

August 15th, 2022  10:45 – 12:20 UTC
My first activation of Bec Charvet.

Wx: Partly cloudy, approx. 20°C, moderate breeze
Walking time: approx 45 minutes up, 25 minutes down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 300 vertical metres

Rig: MTR-3B / 5W, 1000mAh Li-Ion battery (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: Liked EFHW dipole with TinyCoupler (1:64) as inverted Vee on a 6m squid pole (carbon fibre laminate) and Grund Plane for 20m on the same squid pole

Condx seemed to be good with k = 1, SFI = 126

15 QSOs on 40m CW, 3 x S2S
13 QSO  on  30m CW
23 QSOs on 20m CW, 1 x S2S

Highlight:
– Intersting hike on an aparently less known trail

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