DL – Bad Ems, Germany

Dates: 21 to 23 June 2015 and 5 July 2015

Callsign: DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR

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Germany is the first of 10 DXCC Entities that we plan to visit during our Central Europe Trip. Total QSO Statistics for Germany can be seen here.

Germany, DL, Bad Ems, DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, Mercedes E Class, Hacker's Grand Hotel, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities
Hacker’s Grand Hotel, Bad Ems, Germany


Rental


Rental Mercedes Class E at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

Brand new E Class Mercedes we’re going to have to suffer with for the next two weeks. Let’s pop the hood and junk it up!

Oh, yes. I think I can get 12 volts from here.

Rental Mercedes Class E at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

Relaxation Time


House beer at Rental Mercedes Class E at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

Seems to be the house beer.

Waiting for dinner. We’re seriously jet lagged. Karen is eeking out a nice smile while we’re waiting for dinner.

karen K2KAR at at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.
akaren first dark beer at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

She drank the whole thing.

We went for a rainy day walk in the pubs. If I remember well it rained all week!

Beer driking at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

Bad Ems Germany


Lahn river at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

Lahn River. We’re on a river. It needs a sign.

Hackers, home of the internet hackers.

Kaerkers Hotel at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany
Beatles memorabilia at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany

Beatles memorabilia. Just to make my XYL jealous.

More Beatles stuff

Beatles memorabilia DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany

Operating Hams


Rental Mercedes Class E at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

That’s right, we bad, radio works, we’re making QSOs!

Karen, DL/K2KAR, making her first QSO. On 20 meters with Peter from Munich.

Karen operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.
Dave operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

This was our second trip up the mountain today. Conditions where pretty bad. Worked a lot of UR’s.

DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR QSL Card Front

QSL card front in Bad Elms Germany, at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR

DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR QSL Card Back

QSL card back in Bad Elms Germany, at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR

QSL By: KB3IFH

CEpt LICENSE AGREEMENT AT DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, MWith the understanding of how the CEPT Licensing Agreement works, we assigned ourselves the callsigns DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR.

Trip Statistics Report

  • Karen, K2KAR, making her first QSO in Kemmenau, GermanyKaren, K2KAR, making her first QSO in Kemmenau, Germany
  • Mercedes E Class operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.Dave, WJ2O, operating from Kemmenau, Germany

The mobile set-up:

  • Connection to the battery Mercedes E Class operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.
  • Mercedes E Class operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.
  • Mercedes E Class operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.
  • Mercedes E Class operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.Tarheel telescoping antenna attached to trunk lip
  • Mercedes E Class operating at DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

Trip Statistics Report

This is the bad boy who flew us to Germany. The biggest airplane I’ve ever been on and I understand the biggest passenger plane in service today.

Singapore Airlines for DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.

JFK, Germany, DL, Bad Ems, DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, Mercedes E Class, Hacker's Grand Hotel, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73, airport

Spending the whole day at JFK with Karen Farnsworth and Adrianna.

Singapore Airlines for DL/WJ2O and DL/K2KAR, in Bad Ems Germany.