FT/W, Crozet Island 2022

Esta es la información más reciente hasta la fecha, tras la firma del convenio con el TAAF:

12 de diciembre: carga de mercancías, embarque de pasajeros (primera hora de la tarde) en el Marion Dufresne y salida hacia Tromelin al final del día.

16 de diciembre: regreso a las cercanías de Reunión, transporte en helicóptero de los agentes que regresan de Tromelin y salida hacia Crozet. No se me permitirá bajar del barco en Tromelin.

Llegada prevista a Crozet alrededor del 20 de diciembre. Inicio de transmisiones.

26 de enero, fin de las transmisiones. Estoy autorizado a transmitir en HF durante 3 semanas solo entre el 20 de diciembre y el 26 de enero. Además, todos los días se neutralizarán al menos 5 horas (sin transmisiones) para permitir que el Poles Institute (IPEV) realice una medición.

Sin restricción para el tráfico QO-100, posibilidad de tráfico durante toda la estancia en la base.

Salida de Crozet alrededor del 25 de marzo.

Pasaje a Kerguelen Is. y luego a Amsterdam Is. para el abastecimiento de las bases. No se me permitirá bajar del barco, así que no habrá emisiones.

Regreso a Francia en mayo.

Como puedes leer arriba, lamentablemente se trata de modificaciones significativas en particular para la parte de HF y lejos de la autorización inicial otorgada por el Prefecto Giusti.

Indicativo y frecuencias.

Solo la información proporcionada en la web Crozet2022, por F6EXV, F8TRT y por supuesto, en la web de Les Nouvelles DX es fiable. (FT1W, etc.) son falsos. No pierdas tu tiempo ni tu dinero. Dada la muy corta duración de mis transmisiones, pretendo favorecer el tráfico en 2 o 3 bandas como máximo para los ATNO. Dependiendo de la mejor banda para W6 elegiré 14 o 18 MHz y 10 MHz por la noche.

Tampoco elegí frecuencias, se verá con los científicos en el sitio, a excepción de FT8 en 10 Mhz donde con el equipo de Bouvet, acordamos que usaría 10.131 Mhz, anoté las subbandas de las estaciones W (novatas) en 14 MHz.

Todo el equipo está trabajando para tener la ventana de transmisión más grande posible, lo que permitiría más tráfico y quizás más ancho de banda. Estoy en contacto con el IPEV, pero a la fecha no tengo información que vaya en dirección a una prórroga.

Lo siento por todo esto, y sé que hay muchos, que estarán buscando a Crozet. Para mí también es una gran frustración permanecer 3 meses allí, con solo 3 semanas de tráfico HF.

Seguimiento del viaje y detalles en la web y en el boletín LNDX de J Michel.

Gracias y buena suerte.

Thierry – F6CUK

Antoine, 3D2AG/P Rotuma DXpedition 2022 #3D2AG/P

Getting ready here to travel to Rotuma Island (OC-051) around 0600 UTC Saturday, for a 48-hour boat journey. Hoping to be operational around the 24th of November, and until the 20th or December. This is a one-man operation, combining QRL and DX. I hope to be QRV from 160m to 6m, although focus will be on higher bands (15m, 12m, 10m) on CW, SSB, RTTY and some FT8. It would take some significant time and effort to set up the 160m antenna, so I will first monitor the band to see if there is any activity.

Equipment will be the IC-7300 and IC-706MKIIG, with an ACOM 600S linear (max 650W). Most of my FT8 operation on higher bands will be using 100W and solar power; a 3KVA generator and QRO 600W will be used on lower bands FT8 and CW/SSB/RTTY on all bands including 6m.

Antennas will consist of the following:

160: 18m high inverted-L

80 / 40m: Home-made OCFD inverted-V at 15m height.

30m / 60m: Monoband inverted-Vs

20m-17m-15m-12m-10m: Spiderbeam

6m: 5-el Cushcraft A50-5S yagi (extended boom version).

On CW I will usually be on the lower portion of the band, unless when the band is open to the USA I will try to be on the general class portion, unless the QRM is too high.

Tentative CW/SSB QRGs:

160m: 1822.5 KHz

80m: 3502 KHz / 3792 KHz

60m: 5359 KHz

40m: 7002 KHz / 7152 KHz

30m: 10107 KHz

20m: 14002 KHz / 14030 KHz / 14260 KHz

17m: 18072 KHz / 18152 KHz

15m: 21002 KHz / 21030 KHz / 21260 KHz

12m: 24902 KHz / 24952 KHz

10m: 28002 KHz / 28030 KHz / 28352 KHz

6m: 50.102 KHz / 50115 KHz

FT8 Operation will be using MSHV 2.68 Multistream; fully compatible with both F/H and normal FT8 mode. If possible, to save time please call with a report and not grid. On 160m I will mostly use JTDX on normal mode as signals are usually very weak.

Usually I will start on a normal FT8 QRG, and once a pileup builds up, will QSY to the nominated out-of-band QRGs:

160m: 1836 KHz

80m: 3576 KHz

60m: 5357 KHz

40m: 7056 KHz

30m: 10131 KHz

20m: 14080 KHz

17m: 18095 KHz

15m: 21080 KHz

12m: 24911 KHz

10m: 28080 KHz

6m: 50.323 KHz

Please note that there will be NO internet in Rotuma and I will not be able to entertain sked requests, read any emails, cluster posts or social media apps and there will be no real-time online log. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog after my return to Fiji. Pending QSls (there are still lots of them, apologies) will also be dealt with on my return.

During this trip my first task will be to lay some flowers on the grave of my dear son Rehanisi, who left us so unexpectedly and cruelly on the 9th of January 2020. Thank you to all who have sent condolences, messages of support and helping words; each of these is most sincerely appreciated.

This upcoming operation will be partly supported by the German DX Foundation and the Clipperton DX Club, and they are both sincerely thanked for their sponsorship.

Looking forward to work you on the bands and VY 73,

Antoine 3D2AG

Charla de Otis NP4G sobre la Próxima expedición 3Y0J

La charla “3Y0J – Bouvet Island 2023” impartida por José Vicens “Otis” NP4G, y que fue programada para el pasado miércoles 9 de noviembre, no se pudo llevar a cabo finalmente por causas técnicas.

Lamentamos este incidente y os pedimos disculpas.

Afortunadamente ha podido ser reprogramada para el próximo domingo 13 de noviembre a la misma hora: 18:30 UTC (19:30 CEST) y se transmitirá igualmente por el canal YouTube de URE: https://youtu.be/LFsGMef9H5Q

3Y0J Band Plan By Ken @LA7GIA #3y0j

Ken, LA7GIA informs that Team 3Y0J have updated their band plan – see here

This will be their initial setup and will work closely together with all pilot stations, and if they see that something is not working, adjustments will be made.

Note the following:

  • 160m will be CW only.
  • 80m will be CW/SSB
  • So no FT8 on 160/80m.
  • Special permit up to 1500W on CW/SSB.
  • Will always keep lowest 10 kHz on regular bands and lowest 5 kHz on WARC bands clear to allow regular DX traffic.
  • CW split will be limited to 15 kHz spectrum and Phone 30 kHz spectrum.
  • RTTY will be on 1-2 bands 14125 and 21125 kHz.
  • CW/SSB will have priority over digital modes.

FT8 will be F/H only, 4 stations aimed running 24/7 with 100W. The 4 FT8 stations can be controlled by 1 operator, or each FT8 station can be controlled individually by an operator running SSB/CW (SO2R) mode.

FT8 will be on 40-10m running 100W, but focus on using 7 x yagis 20-10m.

They have chosen FT8/RTTY frequencies that gives better in band separation, and also to avoid the most public frequencies that might be occupied by others DXpeditions in F/H mode.

60m frequencies have been updated, potentially 60m for last few days. There is no promise for 60m but if they can they will.

They have agreed with Crozet DXpeditionthat he runs FT8 on 10131 and Bouvet on 10140 kHz.

Team are also in process of updating station system diagram that will reflect the possible camp build up, ie how they plan to build the camp step by step.

3Y0J PILOTS Complete información

3Y0J PILOTS

The 3Y0J Pilot stations are the off-island team members operating from key areas and who are in regular contact with the operators on Bouvet. Their job is to report on how things are going from their location and act as liaisons between the DXpedition and Hams in their region.

​Morten LA3MHA will be the Chief pilot in charge of gathering all relevant information from regional pilots and channel such information to the 3Y0J operators.

Please use your regional pilot, the Chief pilot will only focus on EU, coordinating the other pilots and solving problems!

CHIEF PILOT – EU PILOT: MORTEN LA3MHA

email: eupilot

NA EAST COAST PILOT AND MEDIA: STEVE N2AJ

email: napilot

Steve will also update our facebook page and online media

NA WEST COAST PILOT: RICH KE1B

email: ke1b

SA PILOT: SISO HK3W

email: hk3w.inf

VK/ZL/OC PILOT: LEE VK3GK

email: lee

AS/JA PILOT: CHAMP E21EIC

email: e21eic

3Y0J News (List of PILOTS for DXPedition) ICOM #3y0j @la7gia @hk3w

We have expanded our team with PILOTS! The pilots will be the important link between the DXers and the 3YØJ team. They will relay to us how the propagation is in various parts of the world and what band/opening is good or if we missed one.

CHIEF PILOT – EU PILOT: MORTEN LA3MHA

NA EAST COAST PILOT: STEVE N2AJ

NA WEST COAST PILOT: RICH KE1B

SA PILOT: SISO HK3W

VK/ZL/OC PILOT: LEE VK3GK

JA/AS PILOT: TO BE CONFIRMED SOON (AWAITING CONFIRMATION)

Icom has also generously sponsored our team with

5 brand new SAT phones, IC-SAT100 and IC-SAT100M

5 brand new IC-25M VHF IP67 marine grade radios.

ALL these radio are sponsored FREE of charge, even the usage of these SAT phones are sponsored! And we’re talking UNLIMITED usage!

3YØJ would like to thank ICOM for this generous support !!

And thanks to the pilots for being part of our OFF-island team!

Product info below:

https://www.icomamerica.com/…/satel…/sat100/default.aspx

https://www.icomamerica.com/…/Sate…/sat100m/default.aspx

http://www.icomamerica.com/…/mountedvhf/m25/default.aspx

(i) Three handheld IC-SAT100 radios that will be used by the team to communicate with Marama (in case the vessel need to evacuate from Bouvet leaving us on the island). Icom’s IC-SAT100 allows users around the world to communicate with a group of PTT radios at the push of a button. To do this, the IC-SAT100 utilizes Iridium® satellite network covering the earth including both poles providing wide area global communication anywhere on the planet.

(ii) Two mobile SAT phones IC-SAT100M will be given to our main pilot in EU and our NA pilot.

Icom’s IC-SAT100M is a PTT satellite radio designed for fixed mount operations. Unlike handheld satellite radios, users with the IC-SAT100M do not need to stay outside for a clear view of the sky for a stable communication connection. This global satellite mobile radio’s design easily provides coverage from vehicle to in-building use. The IC-SAT100M is backed by the Iridium® satellite network, covering the earth including both poles for a true wide area global communication solution.

(iii) 5 marine grade IC-25M radio will be used to secure smooth communication between the team members during the difficult logistic task of setting up and tearing down the camp on Bouvet.

IC -25: Float ‘N Flash

Icom pioneered the floating VHF marine radio and set the trend with the M24 adding the Float N Flash flashing light feature. The M25 floats when dropped in water, even with the optional, HM213, microphone attached. The flashing light feature activates when the radio hits the water, even if the power is off. Not only does the LCD and key backlight on the front panel flash, but also a red LED light blinks through the rear panel showing the place of the radio to easily retrieve.

The team will communicate with the pilots through email and through SAT phone.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY.

Operators Janusz/SP9FIH and Leky/SP9FUY will be active as FJ/SP9FIH ad FJ/SP9FUY, respectively, from Saint Barthelemy (NA-146, WW Loc. FK87nw) between October 29th and November 14th. Janusz states, «According to the «Clublog.org Most Wanted» statistics for FJ is on 15th position in Far East, 52nd in Oceania and on 99th position in Europe, so probably many ‘small pistols’ are waiting for their chance (for ATNO).
Please do not make duplicate contacts!» Look for Janusz to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS or their home callsigns. For more details, see: http://fj.dxpeditions.org

5V, TOGO 5V7RU

After their TY0RU DXpedition (QRT October 27th), the Russian DXpedition Team (RUDXT) made up of Vasily/RA1ZZ, Vasily/R7AL, Leonid/RW9JZ, Vyacheslav/RW8A, Vladimir/R9LR and Nicholas/ R5EC will be active as 5V7RU from Togo between October 28th and November 11th. However, operators RW8A and R9LR arrived in Togo on October 22nd ahead of the team to find the right QTH and make sure there is no local interference. Also, Vladimir, R9LR, plans to activate via the QO-100 satellite with the expedition callsign 5V7RU, as he will not be able to be present during the main activation and on October 29th, he is forced to return home. So, you «may» hear 5V7RU on the air the same time as TY0RU. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 (normal mode) and the QO-100 satellite. Suggested frequencies for FT8: 1836, 3567, 7056, 10131, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz (they will use both F/H or Normal mode). QSL via R7AL, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog and LoTW. For more details and updates, see: https://5v7ru.org

WAS 40Mts FT8 FT8DMC

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WAS Worked All USA States 40Mts FT8

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WUSSA Worked United States Station Award 6000 FT8

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WPX Worked Prefix Award 1500 30Mts FT8

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WAZ Worked All Zones 30Mts FT8

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FT8 Waterfall Ham Radio Pull-Over Hoodie!

Cuando quieres decirle a la gente que te gusta FT8 sin decirles que te gusta FT8

Cálida, cómoda y suave, esta sudadera con capucha es una opción perfecta para descansar por la casa. Con un ajuste clásico, capucha con cordón y un gran bolsillo de canguro, la impresión All-over lo hace completamente personalizable, ¡para que puedas mostrar tus diseños únicos mejor que nunca!

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

Kan, JJ2RCJ (aka AB2RF), will be active as VP5Z from Providenciales, Caicos Island (NA-002), between October 24-31st. He states that his activity will be mainly on FT8/FT4 with some CW and RTTY. Suggested frequencies for FT8/FT4 are: FT8 — 3565, 7055, 10145, 14095, 18095, 21095, 24925 and 28095 kHz FT4 — 14085, 18105 and 21135 kHz QSL via JJ2RCJ direct, ClubLog’s OQRS or LoTW.

S7, SEYCHELLES, Dieter, DL5RDO

now active as S79/DL5RDO from La Digue Island (AF-024) until October 15th. Activity is on 40-10 meters and possibly the lower bands if he has the space. He is using a 10m pole and
an endfed or quarter wave wire antennas with 100 watts on CW and SSB.
No FT8! QSL via DL5RDO, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

MDXC PRESENTATION. The Madison DX Club’s (MDXC) will have a ZOOM presentation on Tuesday, October 11th. The program will be «DXing From Liberia» presented by Richmond Harding, EL2BG, President, Liberia AmateurRadio Association. #EL2BG

The MDXC ZOOM host Kevin Shea, N9JKP, will be online from 2300 UTC
(October 11th) to socialize before the business meeting begins and to
provide time to work through any technical issues. A brief business
meeting will begin at 2330 UTC. The program begins at 0000 UTC (October
12th), sharp. All interested hams are welcome.
To Join the Zoom Meeting and Program simply use this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8561554523?pwd=MFE3d1dXYWc1MGw4MDZtSEZ4bEp6Zz09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 856 155 4523
Passcode: 198101
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb5zKAeXTl
Check (http://www.madisondxclub.org/) for latest Program news and link to their Club’s YouTube channel.

Worked United States Stations Award WUSSA 6000 Stations FT8

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The Daily Heller: The Art and Design of Ham (Radio) – PRINT Magazine

A new book from Standards Manual celebrates the prize of the indie radio operator of yesteryear: QSL cards.
— Leer en www.printmag.com/daily-heller/the-daily-heller-the-art-and-design-of-ham-radio/

V47JA – Saint Kitts Island

W5JON will be active again as V47JA from Saint Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, 2 – 12 October 2022.