2011 DXpedition to
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13 November – All FP/KV1J logs now processed by LoTW. FP/KV1E logs are still in the queue.
12 November – All FP/KV1J cards have been answered and will go out in Monday's mail. LoTW still an issue. The CQWW log loaded ok. Still waiting for the FP/KV1J general log to appear in the system. If you sent FP/KV1E cards to KV1J, they will be forwarded to Jack in Iowa every couple weeks.
November – Back in the USA.
FP/KV1J SSB and RTTY logs loaded in LotW and eQSL. LoTW has delay in showing the
(as of 6 Nov, still not showing up).
Will load Satellite QSOs after LoTW backlog clears. Paper QSLs will start going out next week.
FP/KV1E QSLs will go out when Jack gets them from the printer.
1 November – Antennas taken down and back in Saint Pierre.
31 October – Contest was fun. Thanks for the QSOs! Still very high winds today so no satellite until the wind calms down.
25 October – On air from Miquelon. Heavy winds and rain now so no 160 antenna or satellite until the weather improves.24 October – Arrived in St. Pierre. On AO-51 satellite for one pass. Take boat to Miquelon in the morning.
Time Zone is GMT minus 2 hours (during daylight savings
time. Note: FP uses the USA switchover dates)
Monday 24 October – Arrive St. Pierre, may get on the air from Saint Pierre in evening with limited antenna.
Tuesday 25 October – Take morning boat to Miquelon. Setup antennas
Through early Tuesday 1
November – On the air – SSB, CW, RTTY , PSK31 - 160M - 6M
Primarily SSB, CW and RTTY
Generally on the highest frequency band open. We hope the 10M and 12M conditions continue to be good
May be on other new modes for us at FP including Feld Hell
Will try 6M if indications of openings
Also AO-51 Satellite (and other FM sats) weather permitting.*
, PSK31 - 160M - 6M
29 - 30 October - CQWW SSB
FP/KV1J – 160 -10 Single-Op - All Band - High Power (500 Watts)
FP/KV1E will be on CW and WARC bands but may also be on for some CQWW QSOs
Tuesday 1 November – Take down and return to Saint Pierre
2 November – Fly to
Halifax, drive back to Boston
* Note on satellite
operations: I am setup for AO-51, AO-27, and SO-50.
All FM mode, V/U.
I will try to catch as many passes as I can when I take breaks from the low bands.
I will be outside and the weather sometimes can cause problems.
Yaesu FT-817 (for satellites)
Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M)
laptop with N1MM logger, MMTTY, Fldigi
Tigertronics SignaLink USB
WiFi internet access
N6BV Propagation Predictions from Radioware
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)
Phased verticals for 20 meters.
6 Meter Moxon.
Arrow 146/437-10 (for sats)
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 call - KV1J
Logbook of the World ,
eQSL (will load LoTW and eQSL about one week after I return)
, eQSL (will load LoTW and eQSL about one week after I return)
For FP/KV1E send
direct to KV1E (as above, SASE etc) or Buro to KV1E. Will load to LoTW.
QSL cards will be ordered after
the trip so there may be a delay.
QSL Printer - QSL WORKS
763 PLEASANT ST
MARLBORO MA 01752
KV1J and KV1E are on QRZ.COM
Previous FP/KV1J trips
Pierre & Miquelon tourism web site
Pierre & Miquelon information web
Motel de Miquelon
– 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
Al W6HGF for the replacement SteppIR mast
Martin RF Supply
Last page update - 16 October 2011 - KV1J kv1j (at) arrl (dot) net