I/AA-184 – Weißhorn/ Corno Bianco– 2317m

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May 31, 2018; 9:30 – 9:55 UTC

6 CW QSOs on 20m, 2 CW QSOs on 30m, 8 CW QSOs on 40m
Good condx with some QSB, confusion on 40m

Rig: MTR3B / 3W, 1250mAh LiPo, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole as inverted L on 6m GRP Pole

Wx: Overcast (fog on top), approx. 5°C
Walking time approx. 60 min. up, 30 min. down. Easy and well prepared track. Only the last metres are secured with a fixed rope.

How to get there?
From Cavalese to Lavezèjoch and further to Jochgrimm (Passo Oclini, 1989m asl) by car. From there in approx. one hour to the summit.

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DL/AL-077 – Grosser Daumen – 2280m

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May 25, 2018; 10:45 – 11:10 UTC

My 2nd activation of DL/AL-077
1 CW QSO on 20m, 3 CW QSOs on 40m
Condx ok but only four random QSOs because RBNhole didn’t spot me on SOTAwatch.

Rig: MTR3B / 3W, 1250mAh LiPo, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole as inverted L on 6m GRP Pole

Wx: Sunny (first, later overcast), approx. 5°C
Walking time approx. 3 hrs. up, 3 hrs. down (via „Kleiner Daumen“). Tough conditions due to deep snow.

How to get there?
From Hinterstein (car park) to Giebelhaus by Bus. From there in approx. 1 hour to Schwarzenberghuette (1380m asl).
Follow the signposts to Engeratsgundsee, Laufbichlsee and Großer Daumen (approx. 3 hrs.)

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ARRL DX CW 2018

Participated in the Multi/ Single HP class with the team of DD1A. Conditions were OK if you accept that we are close to the bottom of the cycle. 10m didn’t open at all and 15m opened only briefly on both, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday afternoon 20m was in excellent shape and we enjoyed a good rate for several hours. Stations from the North and West showed the typical „fluttery“ signal – sweet music in a DXer’s ear 😉

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