The EUDXF is happy to confirm they will support the upcoming DXpedition to Swains Island by an international team.
From 10 March until 25th of March 2020 a group of 10 international operators will be active from Swains Island as W8S.
Operators: AG4W, DJ9HX, DJ9ON, DL2AMD, DL6JGN (Team leader), DL6KVA, KO8SCA, PA3EWP, PA4WM and PG5M.
They will run 4 stations simultaneously, 24 hours a day from 2 different camps. The main modes will be CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. On some bands they plan to be active in 2 modes at the same time.
Online log: As their is no reliable internet on the island the team will use Clublog OQRS after return to Pago Pago American Samoa.
The logs will be uploaded by our QSL manager to LOTW.
The QSL manager is Gerben PG5M
More information on their website: https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/
EUDXF member Alex 5B4ALX wil travel to Western Kiribati T30ET
Departure: March 16, 2020 via Dubai, Brisbane, Solomon, Tarawa
Travel time: 48hours
Arrival: March 18, 2020 Tarawa Atoll
Start activities: the same day of arrival
End Activities: April 2, 2020
Return: April 2, 2020 via Solomon, Brisbane, Dubai
T30ET will be active in FT8 mode focus the 20m during the day and 40/60m during the night.
A 40m or 60m station will be active all night, from 7:00 UTC (20:00 local) to 17:00 UTC (6:00 local), in FT8.
Occasionally, during the day, the same station will be activated in 20m FT8
2x Icom IC-7300
2x 500W amplifier
4x 40A switching
2x Laptop (running Wintest and FT8 dxped software)
6m : Mono Quad @ 8mh
12m : Mono Quad @ 8mh
15m : Mono Quad @ 8mh
17/20m : Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
30/40/60: Homemade 18mh Vertical Antenna
80/160m : Homemade Inverted L
Bands : 6/12/15/17/20/30/40/60/80/160m
Mode : SSB-CW-RTTY-FT8
More info: www.5b4alx.cloud