I think you and Mike G6TUH had me on six out of seven. I had to send several repeat overs to several chasers who could not hear my QRP signal so well… it is usually the same guys every time. A few did not make it into the log despite repeated attempts. There has to be a limit on the schedule as to how many times you go back to a caller and there is silence.
I am too tired to enter my log tonight. but I want to prepare it so it can form part of my presentation at Friedrichshafen as an explanation of the importation of a data file into our fantastic SOTA database.
I don’t think any chaser worked me on all seven summits. I worked plenty of UK stations in CW and SSB
Yes, that was me captured on the hazy webcam. The latter picture must have been when I was untying my dipole from the tree above the windsock support as I can only see my rucksack on the bench. I got the last cable car down at 16.55 pm local time with the ladies who work in the cafe, saved my knees of over 2500 feet of descent I believe, so glad I could get it in time.
I enjoyed a dark Weiss Beer in a backstreet tavern in Oberammergau before returning to Garmisch. A good days work for me - 7 SOTA Completes, 168 QSOs with 198 minutes of operating time, about 2/3rds CW 1/3rd SSB. Many operators were late on parade…or I was a little early with the UK time difference. I only scraped 6 QSOs with five operators on the first early summit AM-177, which was hard work. The 2nd summit AM-178 I got rained on and was in fear of radio damage so I packed up after just 15 QSOs on 40m. Otherwise 20m, 30m 40m used on all other summits.
Most unusual contact was with LA4CIA/AM on 20m SSB who was captaining a Boeing 737 on the Portugal, and I made 9 S2S contacts throughout the day.
On the roads I see you also have white van man in Germany too… however the standard of driving otherwise I find to be excellent. I am driving a petrol Toyota Avensis Estate hire car this week.
Look forward to meeting you and lots of others such as Geert (Logged several times today - thanks for the FN weather forecast…despite gloomy - its best to know) at the show on Saturday.