I was once more QRV from the Triebenberg in JO61XA. The activity was a bit sobering but at least the wheather was nice. I got 13 QSO with a ODX of around 100km. Surprisingly there were some local stations active in FM on 1297,5MHz. The week before the contest i modified the transverter to solve the thermal problems with the built-in PA. This works quite well now without running away 10kHz anymore. Additionally i repaired an old 16Ele Yagi i got from DG2DWL. This antenna is around 6dB better than my old bi-quad. The biggest surprise came 15 minutes before the end of the contest. A beep from the voltage converter that supplies the antenna rotor told me that my car’s battery was empty. No chance to start the engine anymore. It was the first time i was happy that there are so much people hiking at the Triebenberg (and of course coming by car beeing able to help me starting my own one) ;)
Hear you next time !