OZ7CCC/p on OZ/OZ-006 Agri Bavnehøj

Like some years before, I activated on the last day of the year the Agri Bavnehøj in the Mols Bjerge (OZFF-0002). Exactly this 2 hours of the activation we had rain during our holidays.

Only 25 QSOs came into my log. Again, I have a feeling that the QSO number (from SOTA-referenced summits) is steadily decreasing, while the effort of the station becomes larger again. No more QRP, dipole antennas instead an MP-1 portable antenna.

OZ7CCC/p on OZ/OZ-006 Agri Bavnehøj

Summit Activation #462

Mario on Agri Bavnehøj
Mario on Agri Bavnehøj

Silvester 2014: wie schon 2011 war auch 2014 die letzte Aktivität des Jahres OZ/OZ-006. 137m hoch in den Mols Bjergen nahe Aarhus gelegen. Der Morgen versprach erst kein gutes Wetter, doch dann riss die Wolkendecke auf und strahlender Sonnenschein empfing mich auf der Kuppe. Jedoch auch ein sehr starker Wind. Das Stativ der MP-1 Antenne musste zusätzlich am Picknicktisch mit einem Gummispannband gesichert werden.

Der Funkbetrieb auf 40m lief nicht so flüssig wie erwartet. Zwar hatte ich teils gute Signale empfangen, aber meine Rapporte waren nicht so toll. Der FT-817 mit der ungarischen PA lieferte wohl nicht die gesamte Power? Als ich auf 20m umschaltete sah es ganz anders aus. Gute Empfangswerte, gute Rapporte. Etwa 50 QSO kamen in das Log, ODX war VE2JCW.

Der eiskalte Wind zerrte aber doch an der Kondition und ich machte dann bald qrt.

Ein Video, das ich zur Aktivität gemacht hatte, ist leider völlig unbrauchbar – es sind fast nur Windgeräusche zu hören. Schade … beim nächsten Mal klappt es hoffentlich besser.

Am Parkplatz
Am Parkplatz
QSO-Karte (OpenStreetMap)
QSO-Karte (OpenStreetMap)

Station: Yaesu FT-817 + HF PA 25w, modifizierte MP-1 Antenne, Palm Paddles, Code Cube.
Danke an alle Stationen für den Anruf!

International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend ILLW 2014

OY/OZ7CCC (aka DL4MFM) in front of a British WWII Gun at Skansin Lighthouse
OY/OZ7CCC (aka DL4MFM) in front of a British WWII Gun at Skansin Lighthouse

After my first ILLW 2013 at the „Altes Oberfeuer Lemwerder“ near Bremen I made some QSO from Skansin Lighthouse in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. At this location I had several references: ILLW FO0003 for the lighthouse, WCA OY00001 for the Fortress, OZFF-007 for WWFF, IOTA EU-018 for the Island and OY Faroe Islands for DXCC 🙂 .

In contrast to last year, where I was in Germany and could reach most stations easily on 40m, I had now to operate on the best band 20m. Sadly there was running a Russian Contest what caused a lot of qrm. Some russian stations asked me to give them a serial contest number. Okay – no problem!

Temperatures were around 8°C (August!) and wx from very sunny to rain. My station was a linked inverted V dipole and a FT-817 transceiver with 5 watts output. All QSOs were made in CW. This weekend I used first time the DXW174 coax cable by DX-Wire. Well, this cable is a little bit fuzzy, hard to handle, because of the massive inner conductor. But it works good (okay – I had in this moment nothing to compare). The GFK mast was by DX-Wire, too. The 10m minimast, pushed together = 67cm, 1.3 kilo weight.

ILLW was again a lot of fun again this year. At 14.30h local time I made qrt because I had a date with some local HAMs at their clubstation OY6FRA.

CU next year again from another lighthouse …

Linked Dipole over Tórshavn
Linked Dipole over Tórshavn

Skansin Lighthouse
Skansin Lighthouse

Tórshavn Port
Tórshavn Port

View from the Lighhouse over Skansin Fortress
View from the Lighhouse over Skansin Fortress

Skansin Fortress with the Island of Nólsoy
Skansin Fortress with the Island of Nólsoy

The Lighthouse in the Fortress
The Lighthouse in the Fortress

Location of the Lighthouse
Location of the Lighthouse

The Operator OY/OZ7CCC
The Operator OY/OZ7CCC

View to the Island of Nólsoy
View to the Island of Nólsoy

some eQSLs
some eQSLs
The RBN Network
The RBN Network

CQ GMA de OY/OZ7CCC/p from Sornfelli

Summit-Activation #451

View from Sornfelli
View from Sornfelli Mountain on Faroe Islands
dlUm den 725m hohen Berg Sornfelli zu erreichen musste ich auf eine andere Insel fahren. Die Insel Vágar ist über einen Maut-Untersee-Tunnel mit der Insel Streymoy verbunden.Die letzten drei Kilometer ist eine enge einspurige Straße, die sich den Sornfelli hochschlängelt. Die tiefhängenden Wolken erlaubten höchstens 30m Sichtweite … hoffentlich kommt mir niemand entgegen! Die Fahrt kam mir schweißtreibender vor als eine Besteigung. To reach the 725m high Sornfelli mountain I had to go from Vágar Island to Streymoy Island. These two islands are connected by a 6km long subsea tunnel.The last three kilometers at Sornfelli is a single track road. Because the clouds were very low today, it was exhausting to drive up the mountain.
the only spectators today
the only spectators today

The sight were max 20 to 30m. So sadly I have nothing seen, where I was.

The antenna was a linked dipole with a FT-817 ND transceiver at a 10m GFK mast. The temperature was about 7°C with light rain. No conditions for a long stay.

The Subsea Tunnel
The Subsea Tunnel
Caution!
Caution!
a quick Geocache
a quick Geocache

dlIch begann auf 20m mit dem Funkbetrieb. Sehr schnell waren 31 Stationen im Log. Dann probierte ich 30m und 40m, aber der gleiche Effekt wie diesen Sommer in Schweden und Norwegen: kein QSO. Auf 18MHz war einiges los, es meldete sich aber nur eine Station bis der Regen so heftig wurde, dass ich abbrechen musste. I started CQing on 20m. Very quick were 31 stations in the log. A qsy to 30 and 40m brought no qso. The same effect like in Sweden and Norway this summer. On 18 MHz I reached one station. Then the heavy rain forced me to make qrt.
CQ CQ CQ
CQ CQ CQ

 

OZ7CCC/p on OZ/OZ-006 Agri Bavnehøj

Agri Bavnehøj
Agri Bavnehøj
Sign Post
Sign Post

My last activation in 2011 was on the danish SOTA summit OZ/OZ-006 Agri Bavnehøj near Aarhus. In the morning I left our cottage near Grenaa for the 30km trip. It was very cold, -5°C. From the parking lot at the Agri Bavnehøj Vej a path leads to the summit. It is not far and it is not steep. So I took the PA to transmit with more power.

During the activation I had some problems with the battery. Perhaps the contacts are corroded or it were temperature problems.

Mario operating as OZ7CCC/p
Mario operating as OZ7CCC/p

I have to check that for the 2012 SOTA season or alternatively I will change the power supply to LiPos.

Thanks to all SOTA friends for the 2327 SOTA QSOs in 2011. HNY!


 

     
     
eQSLs for this activation

 

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