March 2016 DXpedition to Miquelon  

Op - Eric KV1J

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

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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.  

Schedule 2016 

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

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 29 March   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


 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

Wednesday 30 March   Fly to St John's Nfld then to Boston



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 = 6m   (with 160M extentions)
                                                       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


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)

QSL Printer - Mr. QSL


 KV1J is ok on QRZ.COM


Previous  FP/KV1J trips



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


Jean-Pierre FP5CJ  



Log (all FP/KV1J trips)

Martin RF Supply


Last page update - 31 March 2016 - KV1J       kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net