ROBERT E FANFANT
Sept 29th - OctÂ 27thÂ 2015 - North Cooks(Manihiki) (E51MQT)Â 10-160m,Â SSB/CW/RTTY - Currently testing/staging our equipmentÂ in preparation to leave.Â K3/KPA500 and CrankIR verticals on the beach. We have successfully testedÂ the 160mÂ TXÂ antennaÂ using aÂ modifiedÂ CrankIRÂ onÂ 160m. Now building/testing the 160m RX only antenna. (http://tx3a.com/docs/TX3A_Double_Half_Delta_Loop.zip).
We might be calling for EU/AF as well as NA/SA during their respective sunrise and sunsets, and will work the rest of the world during the remaining time. QSL manager for this expedition is N7BX
Nov 14th - Nov 24th 2015 - Willis Island(Middle Cay) (VK9WA )Â 10-160m,Â SSB/CW/RTTY - We are going to activateÂ Middle Cay isletÂ (VK9W). This will be a small team ofÂ 8 operators, up to 4 stationsÂ for a duration ofÂ 10 days. We have received landing rights and callsign for the operation.Â We are nowÂ primarily working onÂ planningÂ and purchasing equipment/supplies for the trip.Â A charter vessel has been secured, with on Â air dates of Nov 14th - 24th. Charter boat costÂ is coming in around $42KÂ USD, which will account as theÂ largestÂ single line item expense withinÂ ourÂ operational budget, so please consider contributing to our cause @ www.vk9wa.com .Â InÂ an effort to keepÂ costs at a minimum, we have planned this to be a micro light expedition.Â Our station equipment will consistÂ ofÂ several ElecraftÂ K3/KPA500 and SteppIR CrankIRÂ verticals on the beach. StationsÂ will be powered by Honda 2000EU generators. QSL manager for this expedition is N7SMI
- QSL available using LOTW, direct with SASE( IRC or $2 for international), bureau.
- *** NO IRC or SASE??? Your QSL will be returned via bureau!! No exceptions!!! ***
- Contact me directly for log corrections, or missing QSL cards.
Construction ofÂ SVDA(s) for 10m-20m,160m RX only antenna, as well as a modified CrankIR for 160m TX.
SteppIR Big vertical - 70 radials & 2000' feet of 14 gauge wire on a rare snowy day in Seattle.
March 11Â - 25th,Â 2015 -Â Montserrat (VP2MQT)
OctoberÂ 3 - 13, 2014 -Â Austral Islands (TX5Z)
Sept 18 - Oct 2,Â 2014 -Â Christmas Island, Australia(VK9AN)
April 2-14th, 2014 -Â San Andres (5J0X , HK0/N7QT)
Nov 16-24th, 2013 - Sint Maarten (PJ7/N7QT)
Nov 7-15th, 2013 - Saba (PJ6/N7QT)
October 2-14th, 2013 - Austral Islands (TX5D)
April 5-16th 2013 - Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT)
Dec 2-12th, 2012 -Â Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT)