DM/BW-846 – Burg Hohenzollern – 850m (2)


March 27th, 2020, 14:20 – 16:00 UTC
My second activation of Burg Hohenzollern with several novelties:

  1. The castle was closed (because of the „Corona Lockdown“), so there were much less people than usual. Although there were still enough hikers and cyclists on the square in front of the entrance (Adlertor).
  2. My very first activation in SSB.
  3. My daughter Marie planned to activate the training call sign DN3TU (which didn’t happen in the end).

Wx: sunny, approx. 11°C, Moderate wind
Walking time: approx. 30 min. up/ 15 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 140 vertical metres

Conditions were not that good on the higher bands with very deep QSB even on 40m. 60m was reliable but crowded. k = 1, SFI = 70

Rig: KX3 / 10W, 2.9Ah AGM battery, Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: 22 m end fed wire in the trees with QRP L- Tuner .

4 CW QSOs on 20m
4 CW QSOs on 30m
9 CW QSOs on 40m
20 SSB QSOs on 40m
20 CW QSOs on 60m
3 SSB QSOs on 60m