July 2018 DXpedition to Miquelon  

Op - Eric KV1J

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

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25 Feb - This is just a preliminary schedule.  New QTH this year so not sure antenna capabilities.  Hopefully can do 160M Inverted-L.

Schedule 2018 

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

Sunday 1 July Drive to Halifax, NS. May be on satellites during trip

Monday 2 July Fly to St. Pierre.  May operate with limited antennas (Grid GN16)

Tuesday 3 July    Take morning boat to Miquelon.  Setup antennas, station.

3 July Through 17 July    On the air SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8 - 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

                                                                          Some 160 depending on antenna layout

 I will also be on the SSB Satellites - FO-29, XW-2x, AO-7 (also possibly the FM birds) when the WX is good enough to operate from outside.                                                          

7-8 July    DL-DX RTTY Contest

14 - 15 July    IARU HF Contest (WRTC 2018)

Tuesday 17 July  Take down and take evening boat to Saint Pierre

Wednesday 18 July   Fly to Halifax then drive to Maine



Elecraft K3

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

Two FT-817s for satellites

laptop with N1MM logger, TinyFSK/2Tone

Tigertronics SignaLink USB

WiFi internet access

N6BV Propagation Prediction



N1IW Off-Centered Fed Dipole 80M - 10M,  height = 4m

SpiderBeam HD Wire Yagi Beam 20M -10M  up 4 meters.

160M Inverted-L

Arrow 2M/70cm yagi for satellites

6 Meter 3 element yagi up 4.5 meters


QSL Information

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Buro to home call - KV1J

Logbook of the World, eQSL  (will load LoTW and ClubLog about every night and eQSL about one week after I return)

QSL Printer - Mr. QSL


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Cheznoo.net includes webcams


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

Jean-Pierre FP5CJ


Log (all FP/KV1J trips))

Martin RF Supply


Last page update - 26 February 2018 - KV1J       kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net