DM/BW-159 – Blatthalde – 915m – 10 Points

22 July 2012: late afternoon UTC.
I had to skip DM/BW-159 on my DM/BW-235, 233, 175, 176, 232, 193, 161 and 157 trip.

2 June 2013: 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: 04:51 – 04:56 UTC

Temperature: 15 C, sunny

Rig: KX3, 10W, 4400mAh LiPo
Ant: SOTApole, 2 x 6.7m Inverted V, 8m CQ553 feeder and 4:1 balun

22 CW QSO on 10’118.5 kHz

Car park: 47.970733 N / 8.630792 E; 800m

Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Time: 18 min
Distance: 1.5 km
Total Ascend: 100 m

22.07.2012: Just 1.4km before reaching my planned car park I was faced with a closed road. Instead of looking for a detour I decided to head to Osterberg, DM/BW-157 instead.

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