Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VX8X - Ellice Island NA-192

Ellice Island operation is a go! Callsign will be VX8X and we have worked out an arrangement with the contractor providing communications support to the drilling operation that is ongoing at the island. March 12-17 is a no-go due to expected geomagnetic activity so we're hopeful that March 20-22 will work out for all parties. If necessary we can slip the date to the following weekend and run in conjunction with the CQ WPX contest.

Our plan is to operate in shifts so we can be on the air continuously during the expedition. 20m is likely to be the most productive band but we will bring along a vertical for 40m as well. Gerry, VE8GER, may be available as he is working out at the island right now. Expect to see us on CW if he's around while we're there but most of our focus will be SSB on 14.260.

I'll post details here if anything changes. No updates means things are still on track for March 20th.

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Anonymous said...

GREAT! FOR SURE YOU WILL HAVE AN HUGH PILE-UP!!
I'M AFRAID OF PROPAG... POOR SIGNAL FOR EU IF NO CHANCE BUT SPLIT OP/NUMBERS WOULD GIVE US MORE CHANCE. TO OPERATE DURING THE WPX IS NOT A GOOD IDEA CAUSE QRM...
THANKS TO ALL THE TEAM! PHIL F6FHO.

Johan said...

Hope you and the team have a nice trip up there, will be listening for you. Looks like a beautifull place to visit.

SSB during WPX will probably be fine on WARC.

73
Johan
PA3EXX

Anonymous said...

Hi John - What's the status of your operation? The latest spots say you planned to start today (April 4th)...more delays? Best GL, Fred (W4PKU)