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VU7T Kavaratti, Lakshadweep Islands

CQ 22, ITU 41, IOTA – AS 011


Update 23 Jan 2018


All OQRS and direct requests till 23 Jan 2018 

have been responded to. In case you don’t get your cards by Feb 2018, please e-mail vu2cpl@gmail.com. 


Buro cards are prepared, but will be sent only by mid 2018 or when the VU Buro is ready to accept.






Update  22 Dec 2017


all cards have been prepared, but local PO wants more time for e-stamping and is this delayed. Hope cards can be despatched by the end of Dec 2017.

sorry for the delay. 







Update 11 Nov 2017.


VU7T opeartions were approved by lotw on 10th November 2017 after an unusally long wait.

All QSOs are uploaded to lotw. 


QSL cards are being printed and we expect to send the direct cards out by December 2017.

Buro cards will be processed last and will be sent via VU buro during 2018.


Update 21 Oct 2017. 




VU7T was QRT on 19th Oct 2017 at 21:36 UTC. All operators are back on mainland safe and we have logged nearly 18000 QSOs. Despite challenging weather and other logistical nightmares, we are happy we could address some of the demand for this dxcc entity. Final log is uploaded to clublog and OQRS is activated. We are going thorough log check requests and other emails. The Team would like to thank the dx community for all help and support.QSL cards are being ordered and will take about 2 months. We hope to do the lotw uploads much before that.



A team of 6 DXers are activating Lakshadweep Islands from 11th October till 20th October.They will be landing on Island of Agatti by air and then take shift boat to Kavaratti to setup station by the beachside place. Will be active on the air on SSB, CW and Digital on 80m to 10m.



Planned setup:

Upto three stations will be on the air throughout the duration of the operation. A detailed roster has been prepared to optimise operations during the propagation windows to various geographies. 



80 mtr ,40 mtr, 30 mtr - verticals

20, 17, 15 12 and 10 mtr - Spider beam



Elecraft K3 - 1

ICOM IC 7300 – 2

KX3 -2



Juma PA 1000

Expert 1.3K FA

Furuno PA2500



VU2CPL Manoj, VU2WH Sangeeth ( A45TT), VU2XE Kiran, VU3NXI Siddhu, VU3HPF(M0XUU) Gopan and A65DR Paul as remote support.





VU2CPL: Manoj

Commercial Pilot by profession, Manoj is a hardcore DXer and contester. From suburbs of Bangalore he operates his advanced station when he is not airborne!. He seeded idea of VU7 small group activation during AT5P IOTA activation in 2015.

He also operated as VU7MS with VU3NXI earlier this year.


He is lead for VU7T and being a versatile operator, he will take any modes as conditions require.




Lives in Muscat –Oman and very active with ROARS contest club in Oman. He was part of several activations in the past including Light house at Kollam - AT5LH, IOTA AT5P and VU4KV.


At VU7T he will operate CW and some SSB/RTTY



After introduction of contesting back in 2012 during CQWW, he got hooked to the thrill of HF DXing and SSB contests. He is regular on the bands with his friendly signals on the air. Previously part of VU7MS along with VU2CPL, he is an operator who likes sticking to the bands for prolonged hours.

Sid will operate SSB on this DXpedition.




VU3HPF( M0XUU): Gopan

Gopan enjoys working DX by operating portable and running low power radios from remote locations. He has been active on-air since the early 90s' from India and is currently active from the UK. On his spare times, he enjoys building and experimenting with radio circuits and helping new comers into the Hobby. Member of - ARSI, RSGB, ARRL and GQRP.


Gopan has been active on-air with the following call signs: 

VU3HPF, M0XUU, MJ0XUU/P (EU-013), A25GR(Botswana) and various /P operations from CT7, DL, HB9, OH2, SV1 etc.


A65DR (VU3TQR) : Paul


Paul is a flight simulator Engineer working for Emirates. Gyrocopter fanatic and a marathon runner outside Ham Radio. He is normally found in the pileups generated as A65DR whenever he comes on air!.  He was a lead organizer and operator at S79V DXpedition in 2016.


He will be part of VU7T as remote support and coordinator.


VU2XE : Kiran


Kiran is BI Analytics Architect by profession, got his license upgraded in 2016 from his previous call of VU3KPL. He got his first share of pileups during VU4KV DXpedition and since then has been eager to experience the similar thrill. He was also part of AT5P IOTA activation in 2015.

He is keen DXer and contester, he will mainly operate CW and some SSB during this DXpedition.



QSL Info: 


QSLs will be handled by Manoj, VU2CPL. Logs will be uploaded to LOTW as soon as possible and this is the preferred QSL mode. OQRS will be active once the team is back on mainland. Direct QSL requests are highly discouraged and if this is the only option to request, please include an SAE and 3 GS. Please write to email address mentioned for log check and other enquiries. Internet connection is very poor on the island and please don't expect any replies during the operation. If you need to pass on a message, please contact Paul- A65DR our onshore contact and coordinator who will be in touch with us on regular basis.


Financial Note: 


This is completely self-funded operation. Our goal is to do some serious operation to give ATNOs and  as much band fills to DXers around the globe and have fun. We welcome any donations which will go towards offsetting our costs of transportation and other large expenses. You may help us to cover our costs by donating any amount using link http://paypal.me/vu7t or through donate option in OQRS. 



We believe and support dx code of conduct....

DX Code Of Conduct


    •    I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.

    •    I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.

    •    I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.

    •    I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.

    •    I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.

    •    I will always send my full call sign.

    •    I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.

    •    I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.

    •    I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.

    •    I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.

    •    When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.

    •    I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.

    •    I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect. 


How to work us


  • We will work only split- on CW 1 khz or more , SSB 5 Khz or more, RTTY 1-3 Khz 
  • We will not be listening on our TX frequency
  • Please dont give partial calls- We will not entertain any such calls.
  • Please dont call if you are not in geographic area op is asking for and working.
  • Please avoid dupes, We will try and upload logs to clublog subject to internet availability.
  • No tailgating please.
  • Dont post messages to us on cluster- we will not see that.


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