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January 30, 2017: All FJ/KO8SCA bureau QSL ClubLog requests by USA stations have been mailed to their respective USA QSL bureaus. 

January 21, 2017: All FJ/KO8SCA direct QSL requests have been mailed.

January 10, 2017: The FJ/KO8SCA QSL cards have arrived from the printer and all the QSL cards requests will be fulfilled in the next 2 weeks.

FJ/KO8SCA QSL card

FJ/KO8SCA QSL card

 

November 28, 2016:

The FJ/KO8SCA DXpedition is now QRT with almost 7000 QSOs in the log.

  • Of those, 25% of QSOs gave an ATNO and 40% QSOs gave a new band.
  • The continent distribution is: EU 60%, NA 35%, AS 3%. The QTH had a complete blocked view of anything South of me, so I have very few QSOs with AF and SA.
  • 4.5% of the QSOs (about 300) are on top band, mostly with NA.
  • Operating modes: CW (3880), SSB (2354), RTTY (615), JT65 (46)

I just uploaded all the QSOs to LoTW. That will probably make a lot of people happy!
The QSL cards will be sent out as soon as they arrive from the printer, in about a month.

Above all, my FJ/KO8SCA DXpedition to St. Barts was a lot of fun!

 

KO8SCA landing in St. Martin     FJ/KO8SCA SteppIR antenna for 40M-10M

Arriving in St. Martin airport and heading to the boat that will take me to St. Barts.

Only 3 bags fit all the equipment. 2 carry-on and one check-in.

The antenna was a Stepp IR vertical with elevated radials for 40M to 10M.

 

FJ/KO8SCA equipment setup     FJ/KO8SCA Elecraft transceiver and amp

The equipment was an Elecraft K3 transcriver, Elecraft KPA 500W amp, MicroKEYER II controller and Begali CW key.

 

FJ/KO8SCA The 160M set up was simple     FJ/KO8SCA the 160M was efficient

My 160M setup was simple, yet effiecient.

I used the SteppIR vertical as a sustaining pole for raising an inverted L for 160M.

 

FJ/KO8SCA rented house      FJ/KO8SCA The view from my operating desk

This is the house I rented for my DXpedition in St. Barts. You can see the vertical antena in the bakground.

The picture on the right is the view I had from the window next to my operating table.

 

Amateur Radio Roundtable:

While on St. Barts,Tom Medlin (W5KUB.com) interviewed me via Skype for his show: Amateur Radio Roundtable.

The interview is archived on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcCghtj4BPU

 

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I am planning a 7-day Holiday Style DXpedition to SAINT BARTHELEMY from November 19-26, 2016.

EQUIPMENT:

MODE: SSB, CW and DIGITAL (RTTY, JT65, SSTV)

BAND: 160M through 10M

QSO confirmation:

  • ClubLog upload during the DXpedition.
  • For paper QSL cards please use the fine ClubLog OQRS system.
  • For QSL cards to USA addresses please check the QSO details on ClubLog first and include SASE. 
  • For direct cards outside USA please include SAE + $2. NO IRCs please!
  • LoTW upload after the DXpedition.
  • Sorry, no eQSL.

QTH details:

  • ITU zone: 11
  • CQ zone: 8
  • IOTA: NA-146
  • QRA Locator: FK87OV
  • Continent: North America
  • Location: 17.9N / -62.8W

SAINT BARTHELEMY useful info:

  • Overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies
  • Official language: French
  • Time: AST (UTC-4)
  • Electricity: 220AC/60Hz with Europeen style plug
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Capital city: Gustavia
  • Internet domain: .bl

Stay tuned for more details!
See you in the pile-ups!

 

KO8SCA (Adrian)は、2016年11月19日から11月26日の間、FJ (セント・バース島) から、ホリデースタイルのDXペディションを予定しています。

コールサインはFJ/KO8SCAを使用する予定です。

リグはK3と500Wリニアアンプ(KPA500)、アンテナはBigIRバーチカル、予備としてダイポールアンテナを使用し、160mから10mのSSB, CWそしてデジタルモードを運用します。

ログはDXペディション中にClubLogにアップロードします。QSLカードはClubLogのOQRSで請求してください。LoTWはDXペディション終了後にアップロードします。

他詳細は、FJ/KO8SCA のQRZ.com (https://www.qrz.com/db/fj/ko8sca ) をご覧ください。


 
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KO8SCA
Adrian

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