DM/BW-801 – Munzenberg – 702m – 6 Points

Due to snow forecast I selected DM/BW-801 as a second hill after DM/BW-055. Well, a few minutes after I left the car and headed for Munzenberg rain set in. Therefore, my only goal was to reach the activation zone, bag four QSO and head down again. The 4 QSO turned out to be a strugle although I heard many K on 20m and 17m but eventually I managed 5 QSO after 15 minutes calling CQ on 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m (on 30m there was broadband QRM). Finally when I was back at the car park and stowed the SOTA gear away the sun came out …

24 May 2013: 14:23 – 14:38 UTC

Temperature: 9 C

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

5 CW QSO on +/- 14’060 kHz

Car park: 47.701784 N / 7.705214 E; 555m

Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Time: 10 min
Distance: 1.5 km
Total Ascend: 125 m

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