I build this antenna. EFHW – PeanutPower It’s build with SOTABEAMS traps.
Sometimes I use a HyEndFed 40/20/10. But with the EFHW 40/30/20 you don’t have to change the antenna. I love it, because it’s easy setup and has 3 bands. With the 30 meter band, my favorite band.
With the KX3 tuner it’s also usable on 60 meters.
Not sure about the “44” Tonnie the F&F crowd seem to create more QRM! Joking apart, I always look forward to your tours and of course, watching the video afterwards. I am around for most of the days on your tour as we are minding two more dogs in our home while the family are in Wales, so I hope to be calling you on most summits! Here’s hoping it all goes to plan for you OM, what a great lead up to Xmas…
Today was a foggy day with about 5 degrees. First I activated DM/NW-134 and made 30 QSO’S. I had a huge pile-up. I will edit it in my video afterwards when I will be back home.
After that I activated DM/NW-003 (DLFF-0112) and I made 45 QSO’s in 1 hour. And made 5 QSO”s on 60 meter.
Thanks all chasers. Cu tomorrow. I wil try to activate 4 summits.
Today was again a foggy day with a temp about 3 degrees.
At the first summit I had again a huge pile-up. Just like yesterday.
In total I made 112 QSO’s on the four summits. A lot. In the past years I had some activations with a lot less QSO’s. Maybe the lockdown gave more QSO’s.
At the third summit, with a windmill, I had a vy noisy QRM. And a constant puls at every second. Maybe the powerlines in the ground. So I tried hard to get the 27 QSO’S in the log.
This third summit, DM/NW-184, is a drive-up.
I also hoped to work you when you announced your plans and I’m delighted for having chased you on 5 out of your 6 activated summits.
I’ll be looking for you again tomorrow and the following days except on Tuesday, when I’ll have some other commitments to attend.
Keep up the good work and I wish you very good luck.
Today, again a foggy and cold day.
The first summit, DM/NW-196, was a difficult one. It took me about one and a half hour to reach the top. The last half hour I had to get off the path. And through a forest, with many branches and tree trunks. Once at the top I made 33 QSO’s.
The second summit, DM/NW-207, is a tower. There I had a huge pile-up with 45 QSO’s.
At the last summit, DM/NW-225, it started to rain harder and harder. So after 16 QSOs and there were no more chasers, I quickly packed.
Thanks for all the calls. Vy strong signals today.
Four summits and 128 QSO’s. That’s really a lot.
It was sunny and about 0 degrees. But no problem when you hike up and down the summits.
At the third summit the only place was in te shadow. And it was vy cold. So I gave only 599 and TU. So everyone had a change to get there points.
The last summit, I arrived to late. So I made a short run. Sorry for that. When I hiked back, I missed a crossing, because it was dark. So I was a bit lost and I was an hour later at the carplace. But I made it save.
Thanks all chasers. Cu tomorrow. I will try to activate 4 summits and then going home.
Last day in DM.
I activated only three summits today.
At the first summit, with a nice tower, and a picnic table. It was vy cold, about -7 degrees. I had a huge pile-up.
The second summit was a long walk. Also vy cold.
The last summit is a strange one. It’s nearby a hospital. You have to drive further for parking by the Spiegelslusturm. And then walk about 800 meters to the “summit”.
Today I made 96 QSO’s on 3 summits. It was to late to go to the last summit. It was already getting dark.
Great job Tonnie on your winter DXpedition. The video in my opinion depicts a really good example of how a competent CW man handles the SOTA pile up. Although as a contester yourself I see you make use of the keyboard for sending.
So if you are reading this and you are learning the code pick up a pencil and see how many callsigns you can pick out of the pile and if you can follow what’s happening and who’s transmitting at the time.
It looks a good area to go to and not too difficult access nice summits with places to sit and to fix your antenna pole to as well.