The story of a great QSO between DL4FO/p Chris and VK4FW Bill

Dear Bill,

Thanks for listening to my weak WWFF-signal on 20m today and answering my call.

You really made my day!! I was on a hiking trip and called from a wooden tower on a summit near Frankfurt (not a SOTA reference but within DLFF-0068).

Since it was getting cold and my wife waited with two dogs down at the tower, I only took out the little MFJ-1820T telescopic antenna, which is abt. 1.5 m long (see picture).

I used the lighting rod of the tower as a counterpoise and started calling CQ with 5 watts from my KX2 by Elecraft.

Surprisingly UA9LT answered, but when you came back, I was completely hyped.

Thanks very much, I will send postage and my address via OQRS/Paypal to get your QSL for this great QSO.

Looking forward to meeting you again from any mountain or from my home-QTH!

73 and 44 Chris DL4FO/p