ZS8M: Marion Island Dxpedition

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by ZS1HF, Feb 5, 2010.

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  1. VK4QO

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    Great to hear that you will be on air from Marion Isl. There are a lot of hams here in VK that will be listening, including me.
    have a safe trip and stay.

  2. KG7HF

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    Hi Pierre,
    Nothing wrong with Dipoles! There are lots of great configurations you could use, two dipoles phased to form a 2 element beam. For lower bands, maybe try a vertical loop fed on the side so it's vertically polarized it will have a low take off angle that way. You might also look into using an extended double zepp style antenna, longer than a dipole, but has a sharper pattern and more gain.

    About amps, what about solid state with a switching power supply to reduce the weight?

    Paul, kg7hf
  3. ZS1HF

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    Arrived on Marion Island

    Hi All,
    I arrived on Marion Island on 15 April, but will be operating as ZS1HF/P until the ship leaves for Cape Town.
    I have too much work to complete in the field before the ship leaves and operating ZS8M just places too much pressure on me. I will try and monitor 14,240 during the day, if and when I am in the base.
    Keep watching this site!

    Pierre ZS1HF / ZS8M
  4. K5FNQ

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    Another request here for CW. Getting close to CW Honor Roll and could really use it. Hope you have a good stay on the island. Art K5FNQ:)
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