Just some statistics regarding my recent activities.
DM/TH-139 33min 32 Qs, very slow start, even afraid not to reach the 4 required Qs
DM/TH-024 19min 35 Qs, finally, people called us
DM/TH-119 16min 20 Qs, not too many callers, especially at the end
DM/TH-004 33min 42 Qs, used more power on a fresh battery but pretty cold up there
Thanks to Steffen DL4ALI for joining. He worked on 2m whereas Daniel DH8DX and myself did HF.
DM/TH-425 33min 33 Qs, tried to empty the battery but quite slow towards the end
OK/KA-037 57min 67 Qs, that’s been SOTA DXCC #5 for me, Daniel and I both had a great time
DM/SA-032 32min 37 Qs, vy high powerline noise of S8-9, quite windy, my last missing DM region
DM/SA-029 25min 43 Qs, no noise but strong wind
DM/SA-026 18min 34 Qs, started to run low on battery
DM/SA-033 19min 38 Qs, used the bigger battery now but started to get cold
DM/SX-196 32min 41 Qs, my first total night activity with only a big mag-lite
900km, starting at 3z, I was quite a bit tired upon my arrival.
I planned to do more on the 2 November but it’s been raining all day long.
DM/SX-003 15min 36 Qs, it started with quite a wet day, falling fog and windy
DM/SX-009 33min 47 Qs, a nightmare, broken fiber mast, antenna connection destroyed, still wet but covered by a hut
DM/SX-005 21min 44 Qs, so foggy we could hardly see the nearby big telecom tower
DM/SX-010 12min 25 Qs, contest noise
DM/SX-127 10min 17 Qs, fog driven by wind, the two umbrellas held by DL8DXL and DL8DZV did not help a lot
A big thanks to Kurt DL8DZV for joining Manfred DL8DXL and me. Without his help, we would not have found the references that easily in this mess of bad WX.
On the way back home, Daniel convinced me to do a pit-stop on two TH references including lunch
DM/TH-073 20min 45 Qs, noisy but ok
DM/TH-565 13min 29 Qs, a quick one since we still had 500km of Autobahn to do
A big thanks to all those who accompagnied me (us) on this tour and also thanks for keeping things short since the WX wasn’t really favorable all the time. I’m glad to have reached SOTA DXCC #5 on this tour and confident that I’ll be able to add some more during 2008