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July 24, 2017
As a lot of you may know by now, a new mode has opened up. It’s FT8 and a lot of activity is on this new and exciting mode.
Sorry I have not been reporting much. With summer time upon us, I’ve been cutting grass, working in my garden, etc. But there is still activity on both the JT65 and FT8 modes.
Fiji: From Tony 3D2AG
Finally found a suitable fix for the mismatch with an external tuner, looks good now :-) I may try the 2:1 balun later when I get it.
Will try and be on between 1000 and 1200 UTC this week and let’s see what happens.
Also worked 5W1SA on both JT65 and FT8 at about 0400 today, and heard DK1MAX at 04:30 UTC yesterday. On weekends will be able to come on at 0400 to 0500 for EU/USA and weekdays between 1000 and 1200 for USA.
VY 73 Tony 3D2AG
Burkina Faso XT2AW
Harald DF2WO tells me he’ll be at XT2AW starting Sept. 29 to Oct. 30. This will be a one-man operation. On all modes, QSL to M0OXO.
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Update)
Stan, LZ1GC, will once again be active as H40GC from Temotu Province (OC-100) between September 30th and October 20th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
To see his previous activity, go to http://www.c21gc.com
Burkina Faso XT2AW BY DF2WO, Sept. 29, to Oct. 30. QSL to M0OXO
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE H40GC Sept 30, to Oct. 30
3Y0 - BOUVET ISLAND: From their website
The January-February, 2018 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team has
posted a propagation page on their website (http://www.bouvetdx.org).
It has videos showing propagation predictions for that early 2018
timeframe. The tab for the propagation is in the header menu. You
can choose time, frequency and signal strength for your QTH. This is
based on the average sunspot numbers forecast for January, 2018.
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