We started our Tour on 7:00 local time (5:00 UTC) a.m. 11.7.2015, Sunday morning. It is a hot day passed with 33 degrees today – however, in the valley. By a mountain top, we expect 9 to 15 degrees with. That’s a comfortable temperature for hiking – for radio operation with the time a little cold. we will see.
- X-108 (because it make 20W)
- Hombrew Dipol – Monoband 15m
- 2x LiPo 11,1V / 5.500 Ah
- Step-up Converter
- Buddipole (mini)
- fiberglass mast (10m)
We assume that the propagation can be good on 15 m at 11.7.2015. The only downside is the Conest from 11-12.7. (IARU HF World Championship). If we can not activate before the mountain chances during Contestes will be very low, as loud stations superimpose our QRP signal. Anyway – we will see.
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we had to change our plan and are halfway to ENTSCHENKOPF vice versa. we decided on the mountain to climb against – on the Schnippenkopf (1.800m high, DL/AL-082).
this we tried to activate. because we have reached only 3 contacts, the activation was unsuccessful. we will try it again. In any case, it was a nice trip and we took many beautiful scenic impressions. it was worth it. due to the poor conditions in the mobile network we could not post in real time.
My SORA alert Screenshot from 11.7.2015