Today, together with my brother, I was able to activate the recently released Summit DM / NS-177.
The journey to the district Baarsen by bus is possible in 15 minutes from the train station Bad Pyrmont, as well as the return journey.
Then a few steps east bound, where local OMs operate a UHF repeater. A summit can not be recognized, the high plateau covers many hundreds of square meters. That’s why we sought protection from the strong wind at the sports field. The antenna was only 3m above ground, because my numb fingers could not throw the casting weight much higher into the trees. Only a sip of the hip flask could help here.
Nevertheless and regardless moderate conditions, I had 14 calls in 13 minutes in the log. Again the well-known voices, I can not list them all, but thanks to Ambrosi, Bill, Don, Fabio, George, Hans, Heinrich, Ken, Mariusz, Phil, Pedro, Terry and the other.
A short video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/48GnLGR5a8k