Last weekend, the Feldberg DM/BW-001 and Herzogenhorn DM/BW-002 were to be activated. The last two summits for me this year that were still on the list.
Last weekend’s Feldberg was characterised by icy cold, lots of wind and snow. An exhausting activation. On the way there, I already knew that the Herzogenhorn would not be activated on the same day.
No sight. Lots of fog. DM/BW-001 last weekend.
Today was the day. The ok from the family was there. I set off early in the morning from the Grafenmatt car park. It was incredibly quiet. No one on the road, no one on the ski slope. I really enjoyed the walk to the summit.
When I arrived at the summit, I looked for a good spot. Tensioned the wire and on 20m I started with CQ SOTA.
A happy (frozen) activator
It was the first time I was actually asked if I would fish up here. My answer: Yes, ice fishing. I remembered this post. Short silence. Then a short conversation. A group leader who was conducting emergency exercises with a group. The topic was avalanche rescue.
Thanks to all the chasers for the QSOs. On 40m it didn’t go so well. There was a lot going on because of the contest and the cold didn’t make things any more relaxed. On 60m a wire came loose once. It was still a very nice activation. The weather and the climb all alone in the morning was beautiful. I can only recommend it.
Later I saw that Stephan @HB9EAJ was also active on the Herzogenhorn. A bit later than me. It’s a pity that we didn’t meet. I would have been very pleased. Next time then!
Thanks for the tip Roman @DL3TU
73 Marcel DM3FAM