Update (05 April 2014) Post DXpedition

TX6G – Post-Expedition Report We ended with 76,760 QSOs, which was very satisfying. This equated to 73,850 QSOs net of duplicates, perhaps a truer measure. We hadn’t set out with a specific goal but were determined to take advantage of the excellent band conditions that became apparent once we...

Update (31 March 2014) Last 24 Hours

  LAST 24 HOURS. We are just starting on the last 24 hours of our operation. We expect to close operations around 2200 UTC on Tuesday 1st April. Until then we will continue with operating as normal (including, all being well, one more session on 15 RTTY). We hope...

Update (30 March 2014)

WPX SSB will finish in a couple of hours and we will have another crack at SSB on 40, 20, 15, 10. We will also be trying 80 CW again for our last couple of nights here on Raivavae. We will also try to do some more 15m RTTY...

Update (28 March 2014)

28th March 1800 UTC   We now have over 2500 RTTY QSOs on the log. We have focused our RTTY efforts on 15m, so that everyone gets a chance of a contact – that’s over 2,500 unique calls on RTTY.   We tried 160 again last night but with...

Update (27 March 2014)

27 March: Only a short update as we are busy making QSOs! We hope to be on 80m CW again tonight. 160 isn’t really working for us – some antenna changes are planned but we also realise it’s getting late in the season (for Northern hemisphere at least), which may...

Update (27/28 March 2014)

7th March, 1830 UTC   We were on 80m last night as promised. Southern Europe were loud at their sunrise, northern Europe much less so. We also had to break for about 20 minutes to fix a problem with the 80 antenna due to high winds (which also resulted...

Update (25 March 2014)

We are settling into a routine and started some RTTY operation today (see note below). We even have plans for 80 SSB! The pile-ups continue to be deep and the data on Clublog suggests that this is an all-time new one for almost a quarter of the people we...

Update (24 March 2014)

We are now (1700 GMT on 24 March) at 29,000 QSOs, with over 500 on 80m. 80m has been working well, so we will be on there again tomorrow. 160 is disappointing – quite a lot of effort has resulted in just a handful of QSOs. We will try...

Update (23 March 2014)

23 March 2014 We have been running SSB on 10 and 15 during Saturday (local), because next weekend will be the CQ WPX SSB contest when it will be tough for us. Conditions remain remarkably good – 12m, for example, has been open for the last 24 hours! Thank...

Update (22 March 2014)

Band conditions continue to surprise us, with 10, 12 ands 15 opening well before our sunrise. We now have over 10,000 QSOs in the log, with most of those already uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog (do use the propagation tool on ClubLog to see when the best time is...