The original plan was to activate something new and unique far from home. And the plan had to be changed the day before. Therefore, a long story short, the best choice under new circumstances was to reactivate the DLFF-0706 and GMA DA/AV-384.
I operated from the same spot as last year. This time I threw the EFHW antenna over a tree branch instead of using a rod. It gave me a few feet more height compared to. I made myself comfortable in front of a great view of Lake Egglburg and looked forward to a nice pile-up. My QRP signal went on the air on 20m at ~ 9:30 UTC.
|GoGreen reactivation of DLFF-0706 and DA/AV-384.|
I tell you it was a tough job! Bad propagation conditions in combination with deep QSB led to a QSO number just over 100 within 2 hours of the actual operating time. The 20m band was fairy open, I got NA, Asian Russia and a nice run series to Scandinavia and Spain in the log. And that was it! Running 30m was a tedious undertaking. The 40m band was probably in its worst shape I can remember?! So the job was to scrub all sorts of QSOs. The running rate was low and I had enough time to empty my coffee thermos between CQ calls. I was happy to have passed the 100 QSO mark to claim this QSO collecting action as a paramount GoGreen activation requiring a minimum of 100 QSOs. I succeeded, but I wasn't that happy 😬. Well, a lot of new hunters / callsigns that I haven't worked yet from this nature reserve were a good accomplishment on 20m.
(Un)fortunately I was expected somewhere else and had to QRT and leave at 12:30 PM UTC. The bike ride through the Ebersberg forest was awesome as always! In the late afternoon I enjoyed some other more joyful and relaxing outdoor activities 😈. There were many WWFF and COTA activations on this sunny Sunday. I was wondering how they were doing?! Let's see their feedback...
Short summary and statistics for DD1LD/P:
- Date: April 25th, 2021
- Equipment: QRP (5W) + EFHW
- Operating time: ~2 hours
- Participation time: ~3 hours
- QSOs: 104 in total with 20m – 51%, 30m – 19%, 40m – 30%
- DXCC worked: 29
- Top countries worked: UR, OH and SP
- Continents worked: 3
- DX: KD1, RA0
- GMA reference: DA/AV-384, Kirchberg
- GMA activator points: 5
- WWFF reference: DLFF-0706, Vogelfreistätte Egglburger See.
- WWFF-valid QSOs: 102 (w/o dupes)
- Unique callsigns: 90
- WWFF activator points: 2
- GoGreen: yes, paramount activation
- Cycled distance: ~40 km
Mni tnx all chasers and activators fer QSO!
73, 77 de Dzianis, DD1LD/P