SOTA - Summits on the Air
|Our third SOTA activation for 2018 is done. Monika (DL6SCF), our daugther Lisa and I activated the Römerstein DM/BW-078. Beautiful weather, a little bit overcast and not too warm. The CONDX where better than last sunday.|
Here you find a list of all my SOTA activations
Our second SOTA activation for 2018 is done. Monika (DL6SCF) and I activated the "Michelsberg" DM/BW-855. Beautiful weather - very sunny but not too warm. The CONDX where horrible. Deep QSB from S0 up to S9 from Spain und into the UK - very frustrating.
The first SOTA activation for 2018 is done. Monika (DL6SCF) and I activated the "Kaltes Feld" DM/BW-659.
My current working conditions for SOTA are:
- ELECRAFT KX3. With its build in antenna tuner it does a quite remarkable job.
- For the power I use a LiFePO4 battery with 12V 6,6Ah with a build in BMS.
- Microphone for the SSB contacts is the stock-mike from ELECRAFT.
- For CW I use the Palm Pico Paddle.
- Antenna is a HYENDFED 3-band antenna.
- Flight-Deck for KX3
- A 10m fibre pole from DX-Wire - MINI
- Some velcro-straps
Inspired by the work of Richard G3CWI from SOTABEAMS and his flight decks for some QRP transceivers, I decided to build a matching one for my ELECRAFT KX3.
Starting point was a clipboard which can be found for some bucks at AMAZON. In the lower section, I can simply secure my log sheets with the strong clip.
My second SOTA activation is done. Monika (DL6SCF) and I made a short hiking trip on the Swabian Alps. On top of the Kornberg we made a stop and started the activation ... unfortunately we have to shut down operation due to a rising thunderstorm.
During a business trip, I took the chance to activate a mountain in the Bavarian low mountains - Kleiner Kulm.