FP/KV1J
September/October 2021 DXpedition to Miquelon

Op - Eric KV1J

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

 

Updates

This is a postponement of previous trips due to COVID travel restrictions.  This trip plan is preliminary due to the travel uncertainties.

ClubLog search

 

Schedule 2021 

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

Sunday 19 Sept Drive to Halifax, NS. May be on satellites during trip

Monday 20 Sept Fly to St. Pierre late afternoon. 

Tuesday  21 Sept    Take morning boat to Miquelon.  Setup antennas, station.

21 Sept Through 5 Oct   On the air SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8, FT4 - 160M - 6M  (including 60M)
                                                                              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. 

25 - 26 Sept - CQWW RTTY Contest

Tuesday 5 Oct  Take down and take evening boat to Saint Pierre

Wednesday 6 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

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

60M 1/4 wave Vertical

Arrow 2M/70cm yagi for satellites

6 Meter 3 element yagi up 5 meters

 

QSL Information

Direct to KV1J.  Please include self addressed envelope with return postage, or US$1, Euros ok, 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.

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 and Zorro JH1AJT

 

Log (all FP/KV1J trips)

Martin RF Supply

 

Last page update - 20 April 2021 - KV1J       kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net