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VP6D Ducie Is. DXpedition

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by KE4KY, Oct 16, 2018.

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  1. KE4KY

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    Some recent updates:

    twitter:
    -We will not be on the air until we get the camps and essential antennas installed.

    -We will upload last night's log in a couple of hours. We still have tents and antennas to install. The log satellite terminal is not yet on…



    The last communication(s) received from the island indicates a tremendous amount of work that will take much of their daylight to complete. Spirits are super high, the trip on the boat was good to them, and they are accomplishing tasks in their proper order.

    Back-channel communications is limited for much of today, but that will change after the HQ tent goes up and the BGAN equipment can be unpackaged, set up and become operational. So no emails/internet, only SMS messages at this juncture.

    Look for stations to become active later today....

    Glenn KE4KY
     
  2. KQ9J

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    Woke up this morning to hear them very well on 40 meter CW. Only called a couple of times and now I am in the log for the ATNO! Love that DXA real time log thingy too :)
     
  3. DK7OB

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    Heard them on 40m with good signals, but the pile up was horrible so I gave up. But my time will come!
     
  4. AC6BW

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    Worked them on 20 and 17 SSB today for DXCC #300. A milestone :)
     
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  5. W5BIB

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    Viewing the DXsummit.fi spots for CW,... they must be working the Amateur "EXTRA"
    portions of the band's early-on to cut-down on HUGE pile-up's. Hopefully, they'll move up to the Advanced/General portions of the bands after a few days of operations.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
  6. NZ5F

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    Congrats! That is a great milestone!!!
     
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  7. AC6BW

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    Their frequency list is here:
    https://www.vp6d.com/index.php/dxpedition/frequencies
    Some of their operating frequencies are in the Extra portions of the band, such as 7010 40m CW, but others are not. For 20m CW, they TX on 14023, and will probably be listening above 14025. As far as the pileups, I don't think they are going to get much better. There is just too much demand for this entity.
     
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  8. KE4KY

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    This has been addressed with the team today. Expect changes as they get into full stride.
     
  9. KE4KY

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  10. AC6BW

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    Thanks. I see that the /MM log is included.
     

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