DD5LP/P – November 15th. 2017 – DM/BM-135 Hesselberg.

Preparation: With the big EU-NA S2S event approaching on the 18th. I had been trying to get out to a summit to do some more preparation and testing for the last week but weather and other commitments had stopped me up until this Wednesday opportunity. I could have gone to one of my semi-local summits…

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…