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activation report OE/VB-371 and -431

Hi everyone,

here is a brief activation report from last weekend. For more details, please follow the links below.

OE/VB-431 - Falben (1793m)
August 3rd, 2019; 12:48 – 13:37 UTC
Wx: overcast, approx. 20°C
Ascent: approx. 250m from Berghof Laterns (chairlift station)
Walking time approx. 45 minutes
Rig: KX3 / 5W, 2200mAh LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle and Baofeng UV-5R
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m GRP Pole

6 CW QSOs on 20m
2 CW QSOs on 30m
15 CW QSOs on 40m
1 FM QSO on 2m

OE/VB-371 - Hoher Freschen (2004m)
August 4th, 2019; 08:10 – 08:59 UTC
Wx: sunny and warm
Ascent/ descent: approx. 160m from/ to Freschenhaus.
Walking time approx. 35 minutes
Rig: KX3 / 5W, 2200mAh LiPo (3S), Palm Pico Paddle
Ant: EFHW Dipole (40m, 30m, 20m) as inverted L on a 6m GRP Pole

14 CW QSOs on 20m
8 CW QSOs on 30m
21 CW QSOs on 40m

It was great fun as always. Thanks for the QSOs, cu from the next one.

73, Roman - DL3TU

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Hi Roman

Thanks for your reports, these summits here are also on my to-do-list in the beautiful SOTA region OE/VB.

We’ve not yet met on the bands so far, since you are on CW and me exclusively on SSB, and I’m too far away for 2 m.

Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ

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Thanks Markus for the feedback! Yes, there is a lot “to do” in OE/VB and Freschenhaus was a good base camp for those summits. I could have stayed there for a week but had to stick to the family schedule :wink:
It would be nice to meet on the air or for an eyeball- QSO in Friedrichshafen (?)

vy 73, Roman - DL3TU