Sunday, March 3, 2013

XR0YG – Easter Island Amateur Radio Expedition March 2013

XR0YG – Easter Island
Amateur Radio Expedition March 2013

XR0YG – Easter Island

Between 20-27 March 2013, a team of British hams will be active from Easter Island on all bands 160m to 10m, mainly CW.

We will run the HF bands but we also plan to work challenging paths on the low bands, emphasis on Europe. We are using Elecraft K3s, small PAs and vertical antennas. Depending on the space available we will use a beverage or flag for RX on the low bands.

Special thanks to RCCh

Our friends and fellow radio hams at the Radio Club de Chile (RCCh) have been invaluable in providing support to our operation, including licenses for the team members and expedition, as well as arranging special 30m permits for us. We are extremely grateful for their help.

We are delighted to help RCCh by making a donation of $500 for equipment and communications support that RCCh provides during natural disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis on islands such as Juan Fernandez and Easter Island.

Expedition members
Michael G7VJR – XR0YG team leader, low bands enthusiast. Creator of Club Log
Nigel G3TXF – World traveller and CW expeditioner, DX Hall of Fame member
John G4IRN – HF specialist, CW expeditioner, Voodoo Contest Group member
Martin G3ZAY – IOTA enthusiast and President of Cambridge University club G6UW

Log Search

While we are on the air, we will update our log regularly. However, please do not send the team emails asking for changes. If you are not in the log, please work us again. Other requests will be managed after the expedition as part of QSLing.

QSL Info

You may use Club Log OQRS facility to request a free bureau card or a direct QSL, below:

Logbook Of The World

We are aiming to upload all QSOs to LoTW during the expedition.

Direct QSLs

For direct QSLs, you can send cards for XR0YG to Nigel, G3TXF.Nigel Cawthorne Falcons St. George's Avenue Weybridge Surrey KT13 0BS United Kingdom

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