once again active
and HB0/DL3TU/p from the summit Augstenberg
and operated Field
style using our K3s and our home made VDAs. Condx were good at times.
to be the most reliable band with good QSO- rates throughout the activation.
15m and 12m produced nice pile ups but were not open all day long. 10m
opened for about an hour on
Friday and very briefly on Saturday.
The temperature was slightly above 0°C and strong wind (foehn storm) knocked over almost all antennas. On Saturday the storm grew stronger and caused us to shut down one station around noon. DL4AAE kept 17m on the air as long as possible while DL3TU dismantled the remaining antennas and brought them back to the base camp. Eventually the storm destroyed the 17m VDA and a tent so we had to QRT.
We managed to return to the base camp with all our gear in the last daylight. On Sunday morning snow was falling and we were very lucky to reach the valley before all tracks were blocked.