DD5LP/P – August 7th 2016 – DL/AM-180 Berndorfer Buchet.

Preparation: On the SOTA reflector, there was a suggestion to get out onto SOTA summits and activate on 2 metres and as Sunday 7th. August has the 70cm & 2m sections of the “Bayerisches Bergtag” this seemed a safe option, that would be activity around. This section of the BBT only runs from 09:30 to…

DD5LP/P – June 17th. 2016 – DL/AM-156 Schneidberg.

Preparation: Ignacio EA2BD suggested on the SOTA reflector a “HF Minimalist / QRP SOTA” event for the weekend of 17-19th. June. The idea being to get all radio equipment down under 1 Kilo (CW equipment) or 2.5 Kilo (SSB station). This is not as easy as it seems and it’s an interesting exercise in seeing…

DD5LP/P – May 25th 2016 – DL/AM-001 Peissenberg.

Preparation. Following an unsuccessful attempt to contact the SOTA activators on Norfolk Island two days ago, this was another attempt. In the mean time however there had been constant rain and hence access to my closest summit (Berndorfer Buchet) would certainly be washed out. As I could not have any delays, as this activation again…

DD5LP/P – April 21st. 2016 – DL/AM-176 Rentschen.

Preparation: As part of my attempt to get a station together that could operate on 80m from a SOTA summit. I had built a drastically shortened 80m dipole by including coils in its length. This was created at home based to a similar design that I have already installed at the home QTH only without…

DD5LP/P – March 28th 2016 – DL/AL-167 Falkenstein.

Preparation: Originally planned 10 days earlier to be activated with Eisenberg, time was running out to get Falkenstein (a reasonably easy summit) in before the end of the 3 point winter bonus. I would have liked to have also activated the nearby DL/AL-166 Zwolferkopf, however as the wife initially agreed to come along, I dropped…