CQ WW DX – CW (2019)

Also this year I was invited to join the crew of DD1A in Singen (Hohentwiel). DL1II keeps the station in excellent shape and DD1A can be heard in various contests throughout the year. Due to many other commitments, I usually only go there only once or twice a year. CQ WW DX is the biggest contest of the year and DD1A usually participates in the Multi Two class.

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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 squid 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.

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DL/AL-077 – Grosser Daumen – 2280m (2)

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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 squid 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.

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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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