Stephan Schmid, 4056 Basel, [my call sign]@qsl.net, QRZ.COM

My Activations:

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  • HF, 6m, 2m, 70cm (SSB/FM): FT-818ND with internal 3Ah (33.3Wh) LiPo, max. 6W HF.
  • 2m, 70cm (FM/C4FM): FT-2DE, also used for APRS2SOTA and APRS, max. 5W HF.


  • Commercial and home-made resonant half wave end fed dipoles (EFHW) for the 10, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 60 meter band.
    Usually configured as inverted-L with a 6m long telescopic glass fibre mast. No antenna tuner needed.
  • Home-made VP2E for the 17 meter band (needs more testing).

Some Impressions:

Glass fiber mast, antenna, no guying
Setting-up the antenna in the fastest way possible, see the bright antenna support at the bottom – no guying needed!

EFHW antenna, transatlantic s2s, ssb
Alternative EFHW antenna setup pointing NW that led to a Trans-Atlantic S2S contact at solar minimum, using 6W SSB.
outdoor shack setup, VK port a log, Android logging software
A typical outdoor shack setup using the Android logging app VK port-a-log.