Sorry for the short activation and my clumsy keying today from Raschberg! I had troubles with my touch sensitive paddle. I know that it does not work properly in sub-zero temperatures. That’s why I carry a mechanical paddle as back-up. But somehow this paddle must have found its way out of the rucksack over summer. I could not find it when I needed it.
Long story short: I stopped after a few QSOs on 30m when a crowd was still calling. The garbage keying was too embarrassing to listen to. Sorry for that. We had -7°C when I left the car. I estimate that we had about -10°C at the summit with wind and low visibility. Another motivation not to stay too long.
Attached a few fotos from Raschberg:
Sorry for the low contrast. The visibility was not any better.
View back to the summit during descent. After a major storm a few years ago all trees in the summit area are gone. This makes it a nice place for activations. Long wire antennas are not a problem up there.
Band conditions were fairly good. I had the impression that chasers are really keen to work me. With many countries in some form of lock-down there are not enough activators out and that shows in chaser intensity.
73 and stay healthy!