ROBERT E FANFANT
Sept 29th - Oct 27th 2015 - North Cooks(Manihiki) (E51MQT) 10-160m, SSB/CW/RTTY - We are making progress on expedition planning. Lodging and airline tickets have been secured. K3/KPA500 and CrankIR verticals on the beach. 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.
Nov 14th - Nov 24th 2015 - Willis Island(Middle Cay) (VK9WA ) 10-160m, SSB/CW/RTTY - We are planning to activate Middle Cay islet (VK9W) in early/mid November. This will be a small team of 8 operators, up to 4 stations for a duration of approximately 10 days. We have received landing rights for the operation. We are now primarily working on planning, team selection and purchasing equipment/supplies for the trip. A charter vessel has been secured, with tentative on air dates of Nov 14th-24th. Charter boat cost is coming in around $40K USD, which will account as the largest single line item expense within our operational budget, so please consider contributing to our cause @ www.vk9wa.com .In an effort to keep costs at a minimum, we have planned this to be a micro light expedition. Our station equipment will consist of several Elecraft K3/KPA500 and SteppIR CrankIR verticals on the beach. Stations will be powered by Honda 2000EU generators.
- 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.
March 11 - 25th, 2015 - Montserrat (VP2MQT)
October 3 - 13, 2014 - Austral Islands(TX5Z)
Sept 18 - Oct 2, 2014 - Christmas Island, Australia(VK9AN)
April 2-14th, 2014 - 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 - Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT)
Construction of SVDA(s) for 10m-30m, top loaded 160m vertical, as well as a modified CrankIR for 160m.
SteppIR Big vertical - 70 radials & 2000' feet of 14 gauge wire on a rare snowy day in Seattle.