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    FP/KV1J
July 2014 DXpedition to Miquelon  

Op - Eric KV1J

Grid GN17       CQ Zone 5         ITU Zone 9
IOTA NA-032
    DIFO FP-002
   WLOTA 1417

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Updates

- This is a preliminary itinerary

Schedule 2014

Time Zone is GMT minus 2 hours (during daylight savings time)
Current weather

Friday  4 July Arrive St. Pierre  Take evening boat to Miquelon.

Saturday 5 July    Setup antennas.

5 - 6 July    DL-DX RTTY Contest - part time while doing setup

Through  mid-day Tuesday 15 July On the air SSB, CW, RTTY - 80M - 6M
                                                                          Primarily SSB, and
RTTY
                                                                          Generally on the highest frequency band open favoring 12M and 10M.
                                                                          Will be checking 6M for indications of openings

 Will try to catch reasonably high altitude satellite passes when the weather is good.                                                                  

12 - 13 July - IARU HF

     FP/KV1J 160 -10  Single-Op - Mixed  Mode - High Power (500 Watts)
                        

Tuesday 15 July  Take down and return to Saint Pierre

Wednesday 16 July Fly to Halifax, drive back to Boston - Will be at the Hartford ARRL Convention Thursday evening

 

Equipment

Elecraft K3

Yaesu FT-817  (for satellites, will be borrowing a second FT-817 for duplex operation)

Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M)

laptop with N1MM logger, MMTTY

Tigertronics SignaLink USB

WiFi internet access

N6BV Propagation Prediction

 

Antennas  

N1IW Off-Centered Fed Dipole 80M - 10M,  height = 6m 
                                                       W1STT Custom 1+KW Balun - Thanks Richie!!

N6BT Q-52   2 element beam 20-17-15-12-10M  up 4 meters

6 Meter 3 element yagi up 4.5 meters

Arrow 146/437-10 with preamp (for sats)

Antennas are "Armstrong" rotated

 

QSL Information

Direct to KV1J.  Please include self addressed envelope with return postage, or US$1, or new style IRC*
                                                                                            *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)
Satellite QSOs will be loaded a couple weeks after I return since most of them are paper logged

QSL Printer - QSL WORKS

KV1J
ERIC WILLIAMS
763 PLEASANT ST
MARLBORO MA 01752
USA

 KV1J is ok on QRZ.COM

Links

Previous  FP/KV1J trips

FP/K9OT and FP/KB9LIE  

FP/W6HGF

Saint Pierre & Miquelon tourism web site

Cheznoo.net includes webcams

 

Thank you to all that have helped me prepare for this trip, especially;

Paul K9OT and Peg KB9LIE

Al W6HGF

Jean-Pierre FP5CJ  

 

Martin RF Supply

 

Last page update - 19 May 2014 - KV1J       kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net