With the first part of the 10/6m challenge coming to an end on Friday and my activator contacts on 10m looking very poor indeed (not allowed to run 6m portable here in Germany, so the relevant band is 10m for me), I have decided to slot in another activation tomorrow (Thursday August 13th.) in the hope of bagging a few 10m chasers! I know the summit is only a 1 pointer but it does then allow me to carry all of my gear to the summit so that I will, for example, have two antennas to try on 10m. One a Sotabeams linked dipole, using the 30m section with some short extensions on the third harmonic and an Aerial-51 UL-404 OCF dipole.
Unfortunately my amp doesn’t work on 10m, so it will be real QRP - just the 5W PEP of the FT817ND.
Of course I’m hoping there may be some sporadic-E propagation bt if not I’ll be very happy for any ground wave contacts from Germany or Austria.
I also plan to operate on 40m to give the chasers a chance to catch this summit if they can’t reach me n 10m.
Currently I have set me expected activation start time as 08:00 UTC but I could be even earlier than that. It is expected to get very hot here tomorrow, so I’d like to be finished, packed up and back in the air conditioned car before midday (UTC 10:00).
Hope to work some 10m chasers.
73 Ed DD5LP.