VP2V DXpeditions

VP2V DXpeditions


We believe that it is more important to give a new country to “small pistol” than to give an 8th band QSO to a “big gun” station. By doing this, we hope to fulfill the demand for a “new one”, especially from stations located in Japan and the rest of the Far East.

Bogdan VP2V/SP2FUD, Kazik VP2V/SP6AXW, Leszek VP2V/SP6CIK, Janusz VP2V/SP9FIH, Robert VP2V/SP9WZS

Antennas Layout
Google satelite map shows our QTH with the antennas layout project.

BVI – Pirates Paradise

The Caribbean Sea is home to many islands where pirates operated in the XVII century, especially Tortola and British Virgin Islands. I well remember Sabatini’s book “Captain Blood” from my childhood, and now we’ve decided to operate from Anegada, one of the British Virgin Islands.

Getting ready for VP2V

As our expedition QTH will be on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, we decided to build mostly vertical antennas to take advantage of the salt water close by. All our antennas were tested for the expedition in Poland. They are easy and quick to build, lightweight and with good, low take off angles.

The expedition will try to operate near the following frequencies, usually listening up. Please identify operator callsign and follow instructions.
160m 1844 1835 1823
80m 3797 3580 3523
40m 7180 7035 7023
30m —– 10140 10115
20m 14180 14080 14023
17m 18140 18100 18073
15m 21280 21080 21023
12m 24980 24920 24903
10m 28480 28080 28023
6m 50120 —– 50103

Zone WAZ: 8
Zone ITU: 11
IOTA reference: NA – 023
QTH Locator: FK78UR



Elcraft K3 – 2 pcs IC 7200

FT 450 (Courtesy of SQ9CNN) KPA 500 Amplifier

Acom 1010 Amplifier Maybe Expert 1.3K-FA


HF9V for 80-6m


Harp 1 for 17-15-10m
Harp 2 for 20-15-12m


Spiderbeam for 20-17-15-12-10m

Vertical beam for 40m

Inverted L for 80-30m