more by accident I had the chance to activate DM/HE-547 “Nickel” today. I was using the 3-band EFHW with traps for 40-30-20 m (@HB9BCB design )attached to a 5m mast elevated by additional 1.5 meters by attaching it to a tree, and keeping the ends > 2 m above the ground. With 5 W and my TinySOTA / MTR-3B station, it was difficult on all three bands. 40m had QRN. 20m was very weak. The most distance contact I made was @SV1RHL. On 20m (14.0597 MHz), I heard a N4? station calling me (?) around 16:21 z but could not complete a QSO, and a V? station at 16:25z, also without completing a QSO.
The summit is also in the woods, that might have additionally attenuated my signals.
LZ2OQ/P on LZ/KV-021 was the only s2s QSO and @SP9AMH was the only other QRP2QRP contact I managed (well, at least the other where I knew it was QRP).
But yes, it was great weather
73 de Martin, DK3IT