For the majority of our V/U/SHF contests we are taking part as HB9AJ from a hilltop called Matzendörfer Stierenberg in JN37SH. Already in September I had plans to activate the nearest SOTA hills but with rain all weekend I postponed my activation to October. Saturday, 6 October 2012 was sunny and I ventured out to HB/SO-008 and -009.
6 October 2012: 12:33 – 13:06UTC
Temperature around 18C with a gentle breeze at the top.
43 CW QSO on 10’117 kHz and 1 QSO on 14’060 kHz.
Statistics provided by Watt’s Up Meter:
13.86V / 0.35A during RX of the K2. Powerpole plug @ yellow
0.575Ah which I used for 44 QSO @ 10W
13.48Vm – Voltage minimum
33.7Wp – Watt Peak
2.44Ap – Ampère Peak
Car park: 47.36707 N / 7.67807 E, 1164m
Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Total Ascend: 30m
Total Descend: 0m