we do not have a curfew yet and with the announced weather the activation is a welcome change.
Since the burg is closed, I expect that the place will be rather deserted. This is also very welcome.
I try to find a place with a good take off towards NA and shall listen on 20m (and possibly 17m) for DX.
Roman - DL3TU
Edit: Possibly my daughter Marie (10 yrs) will accompany me on the tour. In which case, she might be QRV under the training call sign DN3TU/p on 20m SSB.
Since she has no radio experience I would like to ask for patience.
I believe condx were not on my side today. Not a single RBN station from the U.S. did pick me up on 20 CW (see RBN - Reverse Beacon Network)
We had deep QSB and only four EU station went into the log on 20 CW. I didn’t even try SSB.
Maybe you can try a combination of visiting the castle and activating the summit?
I was a soldier in Schweinfurt long ago. I married a German (look up N5NHC on QRZ). Her mother is still alive, and when we go over we stay 2-1/2 to 4 weeks. My wife spends all the time in her mother’s kitchen. I go out partying and activating. My wife’s sister is DL1NLG, brother-in-law is DG7NFV, oldest nephew is DO5AL. We have a lot of fun. And when I go over, everyone wants a call sign hat!!
Happy here to have been one of your S2S contacts yesterday from one of my home hills Bireggwald, HB/LU-029. My EFHW antenna is not made for 60 m, but it was the only band to catch you and went well – thanks.
Had been there three years ago in my SOTA starting period and enjoyed this special place. So a second thanks for your SOTA Complete for this one – much appreciated!
Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ
Hohenzollern under regular conditions in 2017 . . .
it was a pleasure talking to you from Hohenzollern (one of my local summits). Your signal was loud despite your compromise antenna. 60m seems to become the main band for SOTA in central EU. I had 23 QSOs - an all time record!
The atmosphere at the closed castle was special: No tourists, just a few locals on their bicycles and a couple of hikers.