2009 DXpedition to
Ops - Eric KV1J, Tom W8TOM
Next trip - October 2010
November – Back home. Logs
for both calls loaded into LoTW. Will start FP/KV1J QSL replies
this weekend. Please be patient, it takes a couple weeks to catch up. FP/W8TOM cards on order (28 Nov).
Please send direct QSL requests for both calls to KV1J address below (same as QRZ.COM address.)
Buro requests can go to home calls. eQSL files loaded.
November – noon - Starting to take down.
WX looks ok for evening flight back to Saint Pierre but storm
coming later in evening.
November – Weather has been good all week. Hope it holds out for our
flights Sunday and Monday.
AO-51 has been fun, was on for several passes. Mostly on 80M-17M. Nothing open above that. Did work ZD7 on 12M
but that was all we heard above 17M. Some 160 CW and SSB but static crashes high here from storm down the coast.
Have been on RTTY - 80M, 20M and 17M. SB-200 amp has really helped! Now on WAE RTTY to give out some points
and mults. Will start take down today and tomorrow. Sri, no more scheds. Plan to take a flight to Saint Pierre tomorrow
Tuesday 10 November – Setup 160-80 Inverted-L in morning. beautiful day, low wind (so far!).
November – SteppIR Vert and Off-Center dipoles up mid day - on air. Worked a
few stations on AO-51
but were out in the rain, dark and high wind so was not easy! Satellite signals were very good.
November – Morning plane cancelled, still stormy. Operated for a bit
from Saint Pierre
on 20M and 17M. Took evening plane to Miquelon. Amplifier assembled ok. Will start setup of antennas
Friday 6 November – In Saint Pierre. The evening plane to Miquelon was cancelled due to storm. Ferry not running.
Time Zone is GMT minus 3 hours
Friday 6 November – Arrive St. Pierre, evening plane to Miquelon, Setup station (delayed 1 day - storm)
Saturday 7 November – Setup antennas (delayed 1 day)
Sunday 15 November – On the air – SSB, CW, RTTY , PSK31 - 160M -
Primarily SSB and RTTY
Generally on the highest frequency band open
Will try 6M if indications of openings
Will also try AO-51 Satellite weather permitting and if 2M/70cm mode
, PSK31 - 160M -
14 - 15 November - WAE-RTTY
FP/KV1J – 80 -10 Single-Op Will need to shut
down early to catch the Sunday evening airplane
Sunday 15 November – Take down and return to Saint Pierre
16 November – Fly to
Halifax, drive back to Boston
Yaesu FT-817 plus 50W amp (for AO-51 and some low power operation)
Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M)
laptop with N1MM logger, MMTTY, MMVARI
Tigertronics SignaLink USB
WiFi internet access
Off-Centered Fed Dipole 80M - 10M, height = 6m
W1STT Custom 1+KW Balun - Thanks Richie!!
SteppIR Vertical (Thanks Roger G3SXW and Nigel G3TXF ) – 40M through 10M
Inverted-L's for 160M and 80M (help from Kurt W6PH)
Arrow 146/437-10 (for AO-51)
Both calls direct to KV1J.
Please include self addressed envelope with return postage, or US$1, or new style
*Please only new Nairobi style IRCs, Thanks.
Buro to home calls - KV1J or W8TOM
Logbook of the World ,
eQSL (will load LoTW and eQSL about one week after we return)
, eQSL (will load LoTW and eQSL about one week after we return)
QSL Printer - QSL WORKS
763 PLEASANT ST
MARLBORO MA 01752
W8TOM and KV1J ok on QRZ.COM
W8TOM and KV1J ok on QRZ.COM
October 2010 trip - FP/KV1J
March 2009 trip - FP/KV1J
July 2008 trip - FP/KV1J and FP/W1MAT
Pierre & Miquelon tourism web site
Pierre & Miquelon information web
Motel de Miquelon (Maxotel)
– includes webcams
– 100 Pound DXpeditions
VHF contesting from FN44
Thank you to all that have
helped us prepare for this trip, especially;
Paul K9OT and Peg KB9LIE
Thanks Bruce W1CSM for donating the spare amplifier tube
Martin RF Supply
Last page update - 7 May 2010 - KV1J kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net