2012 DXpedition to
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9 July – Arrived in Saint Pierre ok. Weather is very good! Take morning ferry to Miquelon and will be setting up most of the day tomorrow.10 July – Completed setup in Miquelon. On the air. Listening for beacons on 6M but nothing yet.
12 July – Working on QTH and antenna repairs. 12M 10M 6M very quiet. Some very short openings on 6M. Was on SO-50 Satellite last night but tough in the dark and the bird was busy. May try again tonight and then the WX will not be good for the next day or two.
16 July – Contest was fun but bands died at the end. Tough prop conditions now. I know 6M has been good elsewhere but hearing very little up here. Will check for one last SO-50 satellite tonight, had a good pass before the contest. Will pack up mid day tomorrow and go to Saint Pierre in the evening. Finished all the QTH projects as planned.
17 July evening – Now QRT and back in Saint Pierre. Thanks for all the QSOs! QSB and conditions were rough the past few days. Thanks for all your patience. Good AO-27 satellite pass today. Will not be back home until after the weekend and then will start on the direct QSLs. It usually takes a few weeks to catch up. Will load LoTW and eQSL next week when I am back.
22 July – Back home (side trip in Maine). Logs are up on LoTW.
Time Zone is GMT minus 2 hours (during daylight savings
Monday 9 July – Arrive St. Pierre, may get on the air from Saint Pierre in evening with limited antenna.
Tuesday 10 July – Take morning boat to Miquelon. Setup antennas, Setup new QTH.
Through early Tuesday 17
July – On the air – SSB, CW, RTTY , PSK31 - 160M - 6M
Primarily SSB, CW and
Generally on the highest frequency band open.
Will try 6M if indications of openings
May also operate SO-50 and AO-27 Satellites in good WX and daylight
Also working on other projects while on the island.
, PSK31 - 160M - 6M
14 - 15 July - IARU HF
FP/KV1J – 160 -10 Single-Op - Mixed Mode - High Power (500 Watts)
Tuesday 17 July – Take down and return to Saint Pierre
18 July – Fly to
Halifax, drive back to Boston
Yaesu FT-817 (for satellites)
Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M)
laptop with N1MM logger, MMTTY
Tigertronics SignaLink USB
WiFi internet access (not sure if it will be available yet)
N6BV Propagation Predictions from Radioware
(New location on island)
Off-Centered Fed Dipole 80M - 10M, height = 6m (will use
extensions for 160M)
W1STT Custom 1+KW Balun - Thanks Richie!!
(Thanks Roger G3SXW and Nigel G3TXF ) – 40M
(will be working on the repair of the antenna, have temporary verticals to use during repair)
Phased verticals for 20 meters.
6 Meter Moxon.
Arrow 146/437-10 (for sats)
Direct to KV1J.
Please include self addressed envelope with return postage, or US$1, or new style
*Please only new Nairobi style IRCs, Thanks.
Buro to home call - KV1J
Logbook of the World ,
eQSL (will load LoTW and eQSL about one week after I return)
, eQSL (will load LoTW and eQSL about one week after I return)
QSL Printer - QSL WORKS
763 PLEASANT ST
MARLBORO MA 01752
KV1J is ok on QRZ.COM
Previous FP/KV1J trips
FP/VE3DZ, FP/VA2WA, TO2U
Pierre & Miquelon tourism web site
Pierre & Miquelon information web
– includes webcams
Thank you to all that have
helped us prepare for this trip, especially;
Paul K9OT and Peg KB9LIE
Al W6HGF for the replacement SteppIR mast
Martin RF Supply
Last page update - 23 July 2012 - KV1J kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net