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Second expedition South Cook Islands 2016 - 2017


                                                                                                                                                                           All rights reserved

Our daughter Natalie - 12 years old, 12 WPM






              Rx antenna - DHDL from right  Rx antenna - DHDL from right


                 RX antenna - DHDL
RX antenna - DHDL




 Se​tting​ the first​ element / 2 el / Delta      Loop for 40m​ Se​tting​ the first​ element / 2 el / Delta Loop for 40m​ 


First few weeks and 
​thousands​ of QSO without table

Spiderbeam - 5 bands, many elements, many wires ...

  Finally table

Beautiful view. A little radial.


Inverted L - feed point




  • Transceiver KENWOOD TS-590S with PS30SWII

  • Amplifier: SPE EXPERT 1,3K-FA with ATU

  • Antenna: SPIDERBEAM / 20 -10m / at 10 m

  • Antenna for 160-80m: Inv.L       

  • Receiving antenna: DHDL

  • Antenna for 40m: 2 el. Delta Loop

  • Antenna for 30m: 2 el. Vertical beam

  • Logging software: LOGGER 32, TR4W

  • MicroHAM Micro KEYER II

  • CW key: Traveler light made in OK1QO

  • Hedset: HEIL PRO SET



BAND: 160m through 10m / No 60 m /


Please ​r​ead​ first​​ when was the last Clublog upgrade.
Do not write to clarify ​for ​the QSO ​whis ​has not been recorded​ yet​.
I am here for a longer period
​ of time​.
I'm trying to be QRV on sunrises and sunsets for all countries and continents.
I work on all bands from 160 meters to 10 meters / no 5 MHz / CW, SSB and RTTY.
Please watch bands and cluster  ! QSO is not a problem. I am not able to negotiate dozens sked
​ a​ day.
Instead of replying to emails I ​prefer to​ make QSO with joy and many ATNO. 
Thank you very much.

QSO confirmation :

QSL via OK1DWC        E51DWC/OQRS/DIRECT/Clublog/LOTW  after expedition

1. OQRS – direct QSO to LOTW send every week

2. DIRECT – minimum 3 USD – QSO to LOTW send months after expedition

3. No stamps accepted

4. LOTW, Eqsl.cc – upload all qso 12 months after expedition

5. OQRS via buro 6 months after expedition

6. Paper QSL via buro 12 months after expedition

7. IRCs - new 2 IRC – accept ​expiring​ December 2017


Thank you my friends for help in preparing technical equipment. OK1AU, OK1AWZ, OK1FKM, OK1MKX, OK1PI, OK1TN, OK1TP, OK2GZ, OK6DJ.
Thank you very much for your help all the sponsors !
Sponsors over 50 $ : OK1FPGW7NUW 
And many others. Thank you very much.


First part of log from South Cook Islands is CLOSED

All DIRECT paper QSL cards were sent by mail and confirmed DIRECT. In addition were confirmed through Łotw. 

To all direct OQRS requests also goes direct paper QSL. 

All rights reserved

Sorry. Unfortunately I had to leave for an interesting business. 

Antennas and equipment I left the Pacific. Preparing them back with further improvements. Directional antenna for 160, 80, 40 and 30 m, the listening special antennas and other equipment for my other activities in the Pacific. See the new photo handled simultaneously and all direct QSL and DIRECT ŁOTW also a paper QSL.

Thank you very much and I look forward once again to the bands.

Cook Islands consist of 15 islands full of beautiful beaches and azure lagoons with just 240 sq km that are dispersed in more than 2 million sq km of Pacific Ocean. Captain James Cook explored the islands in the 18th century and the country was named after him. The islands lie behind the east of the International Data Line. So you can experience “traveling in time” here – where else you can spend a day nearly twice (when you arrive) and then the second day nearly not at all (when you depart).

Rarotonga is main and the largest island of Cook Islands(67 sq km) is encircled by coral reef. It is famous for its blue lagoon with white beaches. The villages are mainly near the coast; behind it are fields and farms together with forested mountains that dominate the islands from everywhere.

The capital city and at the same time the Cook Island´s only proper town is Avarua in Rarotonga in the north coast.


Milan E51DWC, OK1DWC ex 3D2WC, 3D2WC / R, OM9AWC, OL5AWC ....

  I decided to celebrate my birthday far away from fast and stresfull Europe on little island Rarotonga Cook Island E51 with easygoing island inhabitants and my family, which is traveling with me.

Equipment – perfect portable 5-band antenna Spiderbeam – which has only 7 kg

10 meters antenna mast which has 9 kg and 200 meters power cable for the lower bands 160, 80, 40 and 30 m dipole and Inverted Vee in 17 meters, survived the long journey including all the tourist stops. Whole Luggage with amateur equipment has 60 kg.

Equipment TS - 590S, SW TR4W and Logger 32.

Traffic on all bands CW, SSB, including the beloved 160 m.

New full automatic linear amplifier 500 W.




Portable QTH

Left to right : Jim E50J /E51JD /, Victor E50V /E51CG/, Milan E51DWC /OK1DWC/, Kathy E50K /E51CK /, Andy E50A /E51AND/, BOB E50B /E51BQ /

Cheapest accommodations

Lunch for CW

Dinner for SSB




 3rd best beach bar in the world ! !  / by CNN Travel / 

50th Anniversary celebration of Self Governance in the Cook Islands.



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