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Hello and welcome! I'm Dzianis, a licensed radio ham holding the callsign DD1LD. I love to take this hobby with me wherever I may roam. The blog "QTC de DD1LD" means "News From Me" and reflects my ham radio activities and projects. I barely have time to write everything down, so I blog occasionally, and mainly, for myself. You can subscribe to the blog below to receive updates when new posts are available. Enjoy reading! 73 de Dzianis, DD1LD.

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Hiking in the Texel Group Nature Park

One evening I got a call from a buddy of mine who asked if we could do a high alpine tour over a weekend together.  Steffen wanted to hike ...

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Easy going...

I spent two days on the roads in Baden Württemberg again. I was able to manage two quick activations in the evenings. The both summits are easy to reach and do have a kind of charm, e.g. the Teck has an old castle with a restaurant on the top. Just take a look at these links:
  • DM/BW-074 (Hohenkarpfen), 10 points, 11 QSO on 30&40m
  • DM/BW-695 (Teck), 8 points, 32 QSO on 40m
 HAMing on the Teck is family friendly.

I could hardly wait to test my new dipole antenna I designed especially for wooded hills. This low hanging 2x10m long dipole worked quite impressive! So, now my portable ultra light antenna can be configured as a GP, L or inverted V antenna depending on summit top. HAMing on the Hohenkarpfen I recognized that the demand for QSOs was exceptionally low, later I got a message that the SOTAwatch was off-line for a while and many chasers were missing my signal even though I was CQing at 7031.5MHz. Long live SOTAwatch!

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