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TY1KS DXpedition Benin 2011

Some Upcoming DXpeditions

G4SGX  will be active from Bhutan from 11 to 15 February, 2012 with the call A52JF

HA5AO  and HA5UK will be active from the island of Nauru 10 January – 6 February, 2012 with the call C21HA.

Daryl, W7TAE will be active from Grand Cayman, 22 to 27 January, 2012 with the call ZF2TE.

Wojciech SP9PT, Bogdan SP2EBG, Gala SP2GKS, Jurek SP3GEM, Czeslaw SP3HLM and Joze FSP9-31029 are planning a DXpedition to Sint Maarten, March 5 – 18, 2012.

Ante, 9A4DU is operating from the New Caledonia (IOTA OC-032) with the call FK/9A4DU.

Get more info on these and other DXpeditions from our friends at DXCOFFEE.COM

FINALLY!!! ZK2V… 5000 Miles With 5-Watts















Been chasing this DXpedition since they landed on the island of Niue and began setting up the antennas. They’re supposed to be on the air until December 20th, 2011, but they are moving their station November 20th and have begun dismantling the lower band antennas. Hopefully they will continue to work the upper bands from the new location.

Statistics Prove 10-Meters And CW Are Alive And Well

Statistics taken from the 2011 Kiritimati and Marquesas DXpeditions prove 10-Meters and CW are still very popular. How popular you ask?

Out of the record smashing 213,169 contacts made by T32C, nearly half of them were in Morse Code!

No. Really. Take a look for yourself…

Total QSOs: 213,169
CW QSOs: 102,216
10-Meter QSOs: 37,091

Total QSOs: 87,469
CW QSOs: 38,618
10-Meter QSOs: 10,907

If you think thats amazing you should click the links to see what the rest of the statistics show. I guarantee many of you will be just as surprised as I was – if not more so – especially with the PSK31 vs RTTY stats.

TX7M Finale…















Was able to get the new antenna functional just enough to snag TX7M on 15-meters. They’re likely to go QRT tomorrow to begin packing for their return trip. I was hoping to catch them on 17-meters as well but just didnt hear them.

Oh well…

Next goal, ZK2X and to finish this antenna.

T32C Continued…


















Went back out to my spot this afternoon and used the CB antenna hooked up to the SGC SG-211 Antenna Tuner Unit and logged T32C on 15-Meters. The DXpedition ends on Wednesday, I’m tempted to take my homebrewed 200-foot long dipole out to some place even more secluded and see if I cant secure the other ‘phone’ bands.

More T32C Fun…


Stayin’ true to the QRP gospel I set out to contact T32C on Christmas Island using 10-Meters FM and accomplished said goal.

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