TN2T, DXpedition to The Republic of Congo
ALL GEAR IS PACKED
It took us many hours to pack all gear. Everything is ready for transport.
We had two K3 radio’s that needed to be fixed. All parts were here just in time…
Saturday afternoon we will be leaving for Paris by train . We expect our flight to Pointe Noire to arrive Sunday morning.
Setting up the 3 stations will take approximately 1 day .
THE TN2T DXPEDITION GROUP IS BORN….
After 6 months of trying to get a license for TN, we’re delighted to inform you that our next DX pedition is a GO! During our previous expedition as 9Q50ON, we made a special effort to hand out a new country on the lower bands. We logged over 500 QSO’s on 160, and about 1350 QSO’s on 80m. This time we will improve our RX ability with the K7TJR receiving system using 4 verticals, to have a better S/N ratio and the possibility to switch in 4 directions. We can use this RX system simultaneous on two radio’s!(80m and 160m)
On the higher bands the QSO impact will be much higher than the 9Q50ON operation, where we had few QSO’s on 10m! Even 6m could be possible!
Most of the team members have been active on several Dxpedition adventures.
Our operating site is near the sea. This will improve our signal strength in most parts of the globe, especially on the lower bands.
Dates : Sunday January 22nd until Tuesday 31st, Stay tuned for more information to come. Click on the picture to enlarge
OUR MAIN GOAL IS…..
Our main goal is….TO GET YOU IN THE LOG!
Ofcourse there are other targets:
– To give as many as possible op’s a new dxcc, new mode or band points.
– Activate all bands and modes.
– Enjoying the pile-ups.
– Having fun.
– Return safely.
– 3 K3 tranceivers from Elecraft
– 2 expert 1k-fa linear amplifiers
– 1 homemade solid state PA (500w)
– 3 HEIL headphones
– 3 Laptops with WinTest software
– 2 sets of Dunestar filtering
– 3 Microkeyers MK2
– 2 sets of “Ice” filtering
– 1 set of high power bandpass filters
– 500m coax
– 3 km wire
– And alot more…….
TX antenna 1
TX antenna 2
160m 26m Vertical K7TJR system
80m 18m Vertical K7TJR system
40m 4 square
Vertical 17m HEXbeam
Vertical 15m HEXbeam
Vertical 12m HEXbeam
Vertical 10m HEXbeam
Vertical 6m HEXbeam
Donations by: JA4LXY, RA9CMO, N1SNB, JA5XWB, JA1BK, SP6EQZ, SP6AEG, JR7VHZ, KB8VAO, K6XT, WS7L, ON8BV, PD9DX, EA8AK and AIØO
DIRECT & BUREAU QSL INFORMATION:
Please direct your QSL requests Via M0URX with the following route options:
Direct QSL information:
Important… QSL requirements are US$2 or 1 x IRC. Send your QSL to:
Mr Tim Beaumont M0URX
P.O. Box 17 Kenilworth
Warwickshire CV8 1SF
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