To build up my activator score I planned another SOTA hopping day: DM/BW-195 -> 074 -> 168 -> 057 -> 845 -> 156 -> 157 -> 159. The direct road between DM/BW-057 and DM/BW-156 was closed in Öfingen and the detour allowed to add DM/BW-845. I left home at 05:00 local time and drove to DM/BW-195 and worked my way back towards HB9. This was the first dry day after a big rainfall. This weekend coincided with the IARU Region 1 Field Day in CW and since I am a FD adjudicator I decided to hand out some FD QSO in the morning on 40m and 20m and in the afternoon I worked on 30m and 17m for the SOTA chasers.
2 June 2013: 05:49 – 05:56 UTC
Temperature: 8 C, foggy
Rig: KX3, 10W, 4400mAh LiPo
Ant: SOTApole, 2 x 6.7m Inverted V, 8m CQ553 feeder and 4:1 balun
4 CW QSO on 40m
Car park: 48.038811 N / 8.717442 E; 830m
Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Time: 9 min
Distance: 725 m, including half a round the top.
Total Ascend: 82 m