2015 DXpedition to
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read the Code http://www.dx-code.org/ and
use it as your
guide to help keep DXing fun.
- 25 February - Arrived Miquelon all ok. Got a dipole up before dark so on the air tonight. Very high winds and blowing snow so some noise issues as antenna blows in the wind. When have both daylight and lower winds will put up more antennas. Please no more new sched requests. Hard to operate and answer emails. hi hi Will load to LoTW at the end of each operating day. Will also be working on equipment maintenance. Amplifier may not be ready for a couple days.
- 1 March - Bands in good shape in the beginning. 12M and 10M are quiet now. Amplifier is repaired.
- 4 March - Bands improving. Installed Q-52 this morning since winds were better. Only 1 element and not rotatable.
- 9 March - Contest was fun. Thanks for all the Qs! Starting to take down some today since the WX is good. Still have the dipole up. Leave for Saint Pierre tomorrow afternoon.
Time Zone is GMT minus 3 hours (winter time)
Wednesday 25 February – Arrive St. Pierre Take evening plane to Miquelon.
Thursday 26 February – Setup antennas, station.
28 February - 1 March – NAQP RTTY Contest, May also get on CQ 160 SSB Contest
Through mid-day Tuesday 10
March – On the air – SSB, CW, RTTY - 160M - 10M
Primarily SSB, and
Generally on the highest frequency band open favoring 12M and 10M.
Will be checking 6M for indications of openings
I will not be operating satellites this trip since it is not a good time of the year to be outside!
- 160M - 10M
7 - 8 March - ARRL SSB DX Contest
FP/KV1J – 160 -10 Single-Op Assisted - High Power (500 Watts)
Tuesday 10 March – Take down and return to Saint Pierre
11 March – Fly to
Saint John's Newfoundland then Boston
Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M)
laptop with N1MM logger, MMTTY
Tigertronics SignaLink USB
WiFi internet access
N6BV Propagation Prediction
Off-Centered Fed Dipole 80M - 10M, height = 6m (with 160M
W1STT Custom 1+KW Balun - Thanks Richie!!
N6BT Q-52 2 element beam 20-17-15-12-10M up 6 meters - Just using one element in winter configuration.
6 Meter 3 element yagi up 4.5 meters if six show signs of openings and weather cooperates
Antennas are "Armstrong" rotated
Direct to KV1J.
Please include self addressed envelope with return postage, or US$1, or new style
*Please only latest style IRCs, Thanks.
Buro to home call - KV1J
Logbook of the World ,
eQSL (will load LoTW about every night and eQSL about one week after I return)
, eQSL (will load LoTW about every night and eQSL about one week after I return)
QSL Printer - Mr. QSL
763 PLEASANT ST
MARLBORO MA 01752
KV1J is ok on QRZ.COM
Previous FP/KV1J trips
Pierre & Miquelon tourism web site
– includes webcams
Thank you to all that have
helped me prepare for this trip, especially;
Paul K9OT and Peg KB9LIE
Martin RF Supply
Last page update - 11 March 2015 - KV1J kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net