DM/BW-856 – Kapellenberg – 699m


December 27, 2020  13:30 – 14:20 UTC
My first activation of Kapellenberg.

Wx: Cloudy, approx. -3°C no winds
Walking time: 15 min. up, 10 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 90 vertical metres

Rig: KX3 / 10W,  2.5 Ah Li-Ion battery (4S), Palm Mini Paddle
Ant: 42 ft (12.8m) random wire as inverted Vee on a tree
Total weight of the (radio) equipment: approx. 2600g

4 QSOs on 20m CW
10 QSOs on 30m CW
12 QSOs on 40m CW
12 QSOs on 60m CW
Weight per QSO: approx. 70g

– A real winter activation with some snow. Spotted a group of roe deer.

– none



DM/BW-147 – Gespaltener Fels – 1000m (4)


December 19, 2020  11:15 – 11:45 UTC
My fourth activation of Gespaltener Fels – this time with the whole family.

Wx: Sunny, approx. 8°C, no clouds
Walking time: 30 min. up, 30 min. down
Ascent/ descent: approx. 120 vertical metres

Rig: Baofeng UV-5R,
Ant: Homemade J-pole, Retevis rubber duck and Baofeng standard rubber duck.

2 QSOs on 2m FM, 1 x S2S

– A relaxing and most enjoyable family trip to escape the current lockdown situation.

– Missed the QSO with HB15SOTA