The idea to activate a semi rare spot
in Europe first was born in 1990.
Together with Tom/DL1GGT we decided to go to Andorra/C3, which was
still possible during that time. We searched for at least one more
operator to join us and so got in touch with Felix/DL8OBC (now
DL5XL). Unfortunatelly it didn`t work out in 1990 and Felix and I
made a small activity into Liechtenstein/HB0 instead.
But in 1991 we tried it again and together with Matthias (now
DL5OB) we started our DXpedition on 21.7.1991. Tom couldn`t come
with us this time.
Because of a unsuitable QTH in an apartment house we built only a
windom antenna, which hung in a tree at abt 7m.
Andorra is a mountain country and our QTH lay more or less in the
valley surrounded by high mountains. Our signal strength was not
Therefore we decided to install a second portable shack in the car
at about 2000m a.s.l, but only running 100W into a vertical. Power
was given from the car battery.
In spite of these conditions we managed to work around 6000 QSOs
during our one week of operation. Best pile ups were produced
during the nights on 20m/CW, here I enjoyed my first experiences
with split operation.
Very sad that it is nearly impossible to get a guest license for
Felix as C30EFA
Matthias as C30ENA
our car shack
- very comfortable...
car shack in the
mountains of Andorra
our QSL photo standing in front of commercial radio Andorra