DD5LP/P – October 4th. and 5th. 2017 – DL/AL-276 Attensberg.

Preparation: Apart from being a SOTA outing, this action had another non-radio related reason. We – Gabriele, my wife and I have a young dog “Bonnie” who has never been away with us on holiday. As I had found on my last activation of Attensberg that the Gasthaus (hotel) on the foot of the hill,…

DD5LP/P – September 30th. 2017 – DL/AM-176 Rentschen.

Preparation: Following the uncertainty whether the new Bazoka PRO loaded vertical antenna was working on 20m when tried at Attenberg, I needed another activation to test it and to see whether band conditions (which had now improved a little) had been the reason. The site had to allow me to erect the 20 metre dipole…

DD5LP/P – September 23rd. 2017 – DL/AL-276 Attenberg.

Preparation: I have recently bought a new antenna, a wideband (40m – 10m) Komunica Bazoka PRO, which first tests mounted on a magnetic mount sat on my car roof, with the car parked in the open country, worked very well receiving stations from all around Europe, Australia and New Zealand. As the specification for this…

DD5LP/P – August 30th. 2017 – DL/BE-094 Irschenhausen.

Preparation: Mike 2E0YYY contacted me suggesting that we might try for some long path contacts into VK/ZL as conditions had improved a little from the horrible state they had been in for the last couple of months. This would mean me chosing a summit that I could get to by 8am  local time, which rules…

DD5LP/P – May 30th. 2017 – DL/EW-001 Wank.

Preparation: Wank is an easy access summit. As you will have seen from my earlier posts, I like summits that my wife can accompany me on and that means access with a cable car to a summit with a restaurant on it. This one has two restaurants on top of it. I was surprised to…