2016 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.
14 March - arrived St John's NFLD
15 March - Operating KV1J/VO1 from Marconi Site parking lot
16 March - arrived Saint Pierre, Helping local ham with antennas
17 March - arrived Miquelon, setting up station and antennas, on the air, Band very quiet
19 March - On Russian DX contest and BARTG to give out mults, Fixed bad cable on 160M antenna
21 March - Contests were good but bands were not in great shape. Starting Satellite passes this afternoon. No more schedule requests for Sats or low bands. Too many requests!!! Also, please understand that I only operate CW as S&P. I do not run since I do not like to deal with the out of turn calling. Also when I am in a sched calling someone on CW, Please to not keep calling me. I am not working you, I am trying to work another station. There will be another group here in September working lots of CW and previous groups did mostly CW. Thanks.
25 March - Winds have been high all week so limited satellite operation. Will be on WPX starting tonight but will also be checking some Sat passes and WARC bands. Will take down 160 ant Monday depending on WX.
28 March - Start takedown tomorrow morning. May be on for short times. Fly to St Pierre late Tuesday afternoon.
31 March - Back home. Thanks for all the QSOs!. Logs loaded to LoTW, Club Log, and eQSL. Satellite and VO1 logs were paper so will load to LoTW in the next few days.
Time Zone is GMT minus 2 hours (daylight savings time)
Monday 14 March – Fly to St John's, Newfoundland. May operate from VO1 (Grids GN36 GN37 GN38)
Wednesday 16 March – Arrive St. Pierre. May operate with limited antennas (Grid GN16)
Thursday 17 March – Take morning plane to Miquelon. Setup antennas, station.
19-20 March – Russian DX Contest, BARTG RTTY Contest
Through mid-day Tuesday
– On the air – SSB, CW, RTTY - 160M - 10M
Primarily SSB, and RTTY
Generally on the highest frequency band open favoring 12M and 10M.
Will be checking 6M for indications of openings
- 160M - 10M
I will also be on the analog
Satellites (also possibly the FM birds) when the WX is good enough to operate from outside.
I will also be on the analog Satellites (also possibly the FM birds) when the WX is good enough to operate from outside.
26-27 March - CQWW WPX Contest
FP/KV1J – 160 -10 Single-Op Assisted
Tuesday 29 March – Take down and return to Saint Pierre
– Fly to
St John's Nfld then to Boston
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
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.
160M Inverted-L, 13 meters vertical (W4TTW Coaxial Antenna), receiving on the low Off-Centered Dipole
Arrow 2M/70cm yagi for satellites
6 Meter 3 element yagi up 4.5 meters if six show signs of openings and weather cooperates
Direct to KV1J.
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*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 - 31 March 2016 - KV1J kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net