With the kind cooperation of the Finnish Lighthouse Society and their transportation partner, Captain Mats Sjostrom of Aland Islands, Radio Arcala, OH8X and their associates are announcing a 3-week DXpedition to Market Reef - OJ0X IOTA Ref. EU-053 to commence on September 19, 2011, weather permitting. The operation was originally scheduled to begin this week but with the tail end of Hurricane Katia, the waters of Aland Islands were stormy with waves as high as 5 meters. Challenging the current weather conditions, the group of DL3DXX, DH7SA, DL5CW and SP5XVY is due to arrive in Aland Islands to attempt landing on the morning of September 19.
You can follow the happenings via the Market Reef Diary at http://www.majakkaseura.fi/eng/market and observe the latest weather conditions as measured and transmitted from the actual lighthouse at http://www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/OJ0X/OJ0X.html. Please note that autumn winds should be less than 5 m/s for a comfortable landing. This first group plans to run three stations, especially on WARC and low bands, but also in the CQWW RTTY Contest. It will be followed on September 27 by OH1TV, OH2BAD, OH2BO, OH5BM to take up where the previous group left off. And finally, by October 4, more bands and the SAC SSB Contest will be covered by OH2BH, SM0W, SM6U, OH1ND. Log search will be available at http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=OJ0X, but it may not be updated daily due to poor Internet access from Market Reef. OJ0X QSL via OH2BH
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1st week: This first group plans to run three stations, especially on WARC and low bands, but also in the CQWW RTTY Contest. DL3DXX, DH7SA, DL5CW, SP5XVY
2nd week: It will be followed on September 27 by OH1TV, OH2BAD, OH2BO, OH5BM to take up where the previous group left off.
3rd week: And finally, by October 4, more bands and the SAC SSB Contest will be covered by OH2BH, SM0W, SM6U, OH1ND.
Their announced frequencies are:
CW: 1813 or 1826.5, 3523, 7023, 10123, 14003 or 14033, 18083 or 18083, 21003 or 21033, 24893 or 24903, 28003 or 28033
SSB:1843, 3770, 7070, 14170, 18130, 21280, 24960, 28490
RTTY: 10140, 18108
OJ0X QSL via OH2BH
Changing of the Guard at Market Reef! 1st Team meeting the 2nd
Dietmar DL3DXX showing the boys how it's done! Pekka, Tapani, Tiimo and Miika.ermm well, busy.