HB/OW-011 – Heitlistock – 2146m

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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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DM/BW-853 – Blankenhalde – 871m (2)

Abstract

June 12, 2021  09:00 – 13:30 UTC
My second activation of Blankenhalde, this time together with DC1SAF.

Wx: Sunny, few clouds, approx. 25°C, light winds
Walking time: almost zero – drive on location
Ascent/ descent: approx. few vertical metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W,  7.2Ah SLAB, Palm Mini Paddle, Belcom LS202E / 3W for VHF
Ant: EFHW dipole w/ QRP-L-Tuner as inverted L on a 10m squid pole, MFJ1714 for VHF

Condx seemed to be good. DC1SAF worked one station from NA on 20 metres.
k = 1, SFI = 77

12 QSOs on 2m FM, 11 x S2S
14 QSOs on 40m CW
12 QSOs on 60m CW, 7 x S2S
2   QSOs on 60m SSB, 1 x S2S

Highlight:
– First CW SOTA activation of DC1SAF
– Because of the HB9SOTA-weekend an incredible number of Swiss activators was QRV. Many of them could be worked on 2m FM with my old Belcom LS202E and about 3 watts output power.
– Great aerial views of the summit thanks to Fabian’s quadrocopter

Lowlight:
– none

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DL/AL-105 – Besler – 1679m

Abstract

June 2, 2021  11:48 – 12:07 UTC
My first activation of Besler.

Wx: Partly cloudy, approx. 15°C, light winds
Walking time: unknown
Ascent/ descent: approx. 500 vertical metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W,  2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle
Ant: 42 ft Random wire antenna as inverted Vee on a tree.

Condx seem to be poor according to the RBN spots. Not a single spot from NA.
k = 3, SFI = 75

3   QSOs on 20m CW
17 QSOs on 30m CW, 1 x S2S

Highlight:
– Via Ferrata to the top of Besler

Lowlight:
– none

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