DD5LP/P – April 25th. 2018 – DL/AL-149 Blender.

Preparation: As the conditions seemed to be improving with the SFI up to 75 and K down to 1, on Monday Mike 2E0YYY suggested an early morning activation on Wednesday, looking for some long path grey line contacts into VK/ZL on 40m or 20m. As no rain was forecast until Thursday, I said I’d get…

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…