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

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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

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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

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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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HB/OW-011 – Heitlistock – 2146m

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October 2nd, 2021  11:00 – 11:35 UTC
My first activation of Heitlistock.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 10°C, few clouds, moderate breeze
Walking time: approx 2 hours up, 1 hour down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 520 vertical metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle, FT-3D / 5W for VHF
Ant: EFHW dipole w/ QRP-L-Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid pole, MFJ1714 for VHF

Condx seemed to be good with k = 1, SFI = 91

31 QSOs on 40m CW, 2 x S2S
1   QSO  on  2m   FM, 1 x S2S

Highlight:
– A great daytrip with friends
– Operating from a location with spectacular view on Eiger north face and many other summits

Lowlight:
– none

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HB/SZ-019 – Grosser Mythen – 1898m

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October 1st, 2021  10:00 – 12:35 UTC
My first activation of Gross Mythen.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 15°C, no clouds, no winds
Walking time: approx 1:20 up, 1:10 down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 500 vertical metres; additional 150 vertical metres from Rotenflue

Rig: KX3 / 5W, 2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle, FT-3D / 5W for VHF
Ant: EFHW dipole as inverted Vee on a 10m squid pole, MFJ1714 for VHF

Condx seemed to be good with k = 2, SFI = 95

31 QSOs on 40m CW, 7 x S2S
1   QSO  on 40m SSB, 1 x S2S
22 QSOs on 30m CW, 2 x S2s, 1 x DX
6  QSOs on 20m CW
1   QSO  on  2m   FM

Highlight:
– A great daytrip with friends
– Operating from a very famous Swiss summit

Lowlight:
– none

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HB/OW-016 – Fuerstein – 2039m

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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

Highlight:
– breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps

Lowlight:
– none

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DL/AL-081 – Entschenkopf – 2043m

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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.

Highlight:
– Entschenkopf crossing offers spectacular views and an interesting hike.

Lowlight:
– none

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DM/BW-089 – Farrenberg – 820m (7)

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July 31, 2021  09:00 – 11:30 UTC
My seventh activation of Farrenberg, my local summit. This time together with five members of our local radio club.

Wx: Sunny, few clouds, approx. 20°C, light winds
Walking time: almost zero – drive on location
Ascent/ descent: approx. few vertical metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle, Belcom LS202E / 3W for VHF
Ant: EFHW dipole w/ QRP-L-Tuner as inverted L on a 6m squid pole, MFJ1714 for VHF

34 QSOs on 40m CW, 1 x S2S
1   QSO on 60m SSB, 1 x S2S
12 QSOs on 60m SSB, 1 x S2S

Highlight:
– First SOTA event of our radio club

Lowlight:
– none

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DL/AL-086 – Imberger Horn – 1656m

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July 10th, 2021  12:15 – 12:30 UTC
My first activation of Imberger Horn.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 15°C, few clouds, no winds
Walking time: 3:30h up (including lunch break and various stops), 1:30 down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 900 vertical metres

Rig: MTR 3B @ 2.5W,  1.25 Ah LiPo battery (2S), Palm Pico Paddle (for a change)
Ant: Vertical for 30 metres on a 6 m squid pole with a single radial
Total weight of the technical equipment < 1500 grams

Condx seemed to be average according to the RBN spots.
k = 0, SFI = 74

16 QSOs on 30m CW, 2 x S2S

Highlight:
– A great daytrip with friends

Lowlight:
– none

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