On sunday, the 2nd January 2011, I made my first activity in the new year. My station FT-817 running 5w with MP-1 antenna. It was difficult to find a free frequency because a contest (again 🙁 …) was running. A boring QRP contest qrmed all interesting HF bands for 24 hours.
Temperatures were around 0°C. So no problem to work without gloves. In spite of the heavy qrm I made 17 SOTA QSO. Thanks all stations for calling.
After the activation I had a short fonecall from my XYL Bettina. Then I packed together my station. And then I missed my cell-fone. I called Bettina several-times on our 2m „home-frequency“, but no answer. I switched to the local 2m repeater DB0OBK and asked around, whether s.o. can make a call to my mobile fone. Klaus, DG6BBL/m, returned and quickly I found my (white-colored) fone in the snow when Klaus rings my cell-fone. Many thanks to Klaus.