DD5LP/P – October 18th. 2016 DL/AL-179 Weichberg.

Preparation: With the planned EU-VK S2S SOTA event set for Saturday October 22nd, I wanted to test a new antenna that I built from information given on the SOTA reflector. A 20m halfwave, coax fed end-fed vertical. This antenna has no BALUN/UNUN or ACU, it uses a quarter wave stub to match the 2.5K ohm…

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…