Thanks to all who worked me or did try it.
We activated 12 summits in 4 day including trip to Eifel and trip home.
Yesterday evening the were already 400 qso’s in the log, today I have to add about 120…
Sorry for the short activation on the last summit DM/RP-002 today, my battery alarm gave a low cell alarm of a fresh battery, changed to the used one, also alarm. At home all looks well!!
WX was good, between -4 and +2 degrees, sometimes sun, on the summits ( > 600m ) about 10 cm of snow. Only on DM/RP-005 falling snow gave some writing problems.
Conditions were very good, and most times I got response after one CQ.
Only on the first day I had a hard time to get enough qso’s on the third summit DM/RP-171, I guess starting at 1600 UTC is a bit to late. I worked Franci S57ILF immediately, but after that only non SOTA fans.
Record qso/minute on DM/RP-158 ( 19 febr. ): 83 qso’s, QRV 9.13 UTC , QRT 9.46 UTC.
I used “by number” 3-4 times, I thinks that helps a lot when there are so many callers and there is only a certain time available on the summit ( 3 summits a day and a waiting xyl hi hi )
I will upload the logs tonight and place some pictures on my site www.smitzeewolde.nl tomorrow.
I guess next activation is in the summer holiday, perhaps PA-004/005 in May.
Hope to work you soon again,
73 de Hans DL/PA3FYG/P & xyl Jose.