DD5LP/P – April 14th. 2018 – DL/AL-170 Zwieselberg.

Preparation: Ever hopeful of some long path contacts into VK/ZL, while John VK6NU/P in West Australia was to be out, I decided with a couple of other activators around Europe to go out. This was not an organised S2S event rather just another attempt at contacts despite the current horrible radio conditions. It also provided…

DD5LP/P – April 7th. 2018 – DL/AL-171 Eisenberg.

Preparation: Ever hopeful of some long path contacts into VK/ZL despite the solar conditions and following my last attempt at this summit being rained off a week earlier, I wanted to activate Eisenberg, while at the same time testing the QRP-GUYS tri-bander 20/30/40m loaded vertical which I had  rebuilt in its standard form after I…

DD5LP/P – March 15th. 2018 – DL/AM-178 Ammerleite.

Preparation: After a poor activation for the VK-EU S2S on the 10th. of March I had returned home with some things I wanted to check in my equipment and possibly improve things ready for a new attempt at long path VK contacts on Good Friday morning – 30th. March. In addition to that I had…

DD5LP/P – March 10th. 2018 DL/AM-176 Rentschen (for VK-EU S2S event).

Preparation: I was involved in organising and publicising the VK-EU S2S event for several weeks before it would happen. At the end we had stations from Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, the UK, Germany, Russia, Austria, The Slovak Republic, Rumania and Canada committed to taking part. My initial plan was to activate from…

DD5LP/P – January 22nd. 2018 DM/BM-286 Ebersberg.

Preparation: As I was in Lower Bavaria (Niederbayern) I decided to plan a visit to and activate what looked like a very straight forward summit in DM/BM-386 Enbersberg. At the same time I could test my wide-band vertical antenna with NVIS wire added at the same time. The mobile antenna – a Komunica Bazoka Pro…