FP/KV1J
September 2019 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

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24 September - Arrived ok on Miquelon. Heavy wind driven rain for today and tomorrow so limited ability to setup antennas.

25 September - WX still bad. Off-Centered dipole up. SpiderBeam and 6M yagi also up. Heavy QRN from rain. FT8 ok in noise.

26 September - Had good AO-91 Sat pass working Europe . Rain stopped, working on 160M Vert.

7 October - Finishing up this 13th trip to Miquelon. Had a good week. Propagation was not very good but did get into Africa on 12M. Not much on 10M and 6M. Sat passes to Europe were good when the WX was ok to operate. QRN was high so did a lot more FT8/FT4 than expected. Got several new counties using those modes so made it fun. Took down all the antennas except the dipole this afternoon since rain predicted for tomorrow. Leave Miquelon by ferry tomorrow evening (Tuesday). If have time, will visit TO80SP team Wednesday. They are 30km south of Miquelon, near Saint Pierre. Fly to Halifax Wednesday afternoon.

Schedule 2019 

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

Sunday 22 Sept Drive to Halifax, NS. May be on satellites during trip

Monday 23 Sept Fly to St. Pierre late afternoon. 

Tuesday  24 Sept    Take morning boat to Miquelon.  Setup antennas, station.

24 Sept Through 8 Oct   On the air SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8, FT4 - 160M - 6M  (no 60M - not authorized)
                                                                              Primarily SSB, RTTY, and FT8
                                                                              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 - XW-2x, AO-7, CA-4x (also possibly the FM birds) when the WX is good enough to operate from outside. 

28 - 29 Sept - CQWW RTTY Contest

Tuesday 8 Oct  Take down and take evening boat to Saint Pierre

Wednesday 9 Oct   Fly to Halifax then drive to Maine

 

Equipment

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

 

Antennas  

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

SpiderBeam HD - 5 band - Wire Yagi Beam 20M-10M  up 4 meters.

160M Inverted-L (W4TWW 1/4 wave Broad Banded Coaxial Inv-L)

30M Dipole

Arrow 2M/70cm yagi for satellites

6 Meter 3 element yagi up 4.5 meters

 

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, ClubLog, eQSL  (will load LoTW and ClubLog about every night and eQSL about one week after I return)
Satellite  QSOs are paper logged so may be a delay in uploading them.

QSL Printer - Mr. QSL

KV1J
ERIC WILLIAMS
763 PLEASANT ST
MARLBORO MA 01752
USA

 KV1J is ok on QRZ.COM

Links

Cheznoo.net includes webcams

 

Thank you to all that have helped me prepare for this trip, especially Jean-Pierre FP5CJ

 

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Last page update - 7 October 2019 - KV1J       kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net