Feb 11, 2002
QSL cards from printer and start qsling
Nov 3, 2001
team is save back home.
30.000 contacts made ( nearly 1.000 on 6m with 57 countries ( EU, W, VE,
JA, VR2, ZS6, CN, 4X, A45).
lbs on the way also back home.
loost 1 notebook and 1 amplifier is broken but all op's in good condition,
log will updated after luggage arrive ( include all PC's ); then includes
also contest contacts.
Raw contest result: 7.200 QSO's = 13.4 M
to all how assist us. ACOM for a real dream machine with the Acom1000
and M2 for a masterpiece
of antenna for 6m. Over 50% of all 6m contacts are not possible without
this gear !
we start work with our QSL printer ELLI Print. Please give us some time
to answer all cards.
Planing for next Dxped to Africa ( not Eritrea ) has started and cost
Oct 30, 2001
team is again on a sightseeing tour in Massawa toady except for DL5NAM
who keeps one station active on 10m and 6m.
schedule: Tomorrow will be the last day of operation!
All antennas will be put down. The team leaves their QTH and returns to
Asmara to stay a few more days in the well-known hotel Nyala. It will
unfortunately take more time as expected to arrange the transfer of all
material and equipment. Meetings at the customs, Lufthansa and with local
friends are planned for Nov 1 and 2.
Some 18,000 QSO's are in the log as of Tuesday, Oct 30, 15UT. Some 550
QSO's on 6m including about 100 QSO's with North America!
logs:There will be no update of the online log before the operators
have returned home. The online log contains only 9,000 QSOs so far.
of the linears broke during the CQWW DX Contest.
Activity: To give you
an overview of E3ØNA's activities, try http://oh2w.kolumbus.com/dxs/qin.html
Contest rumors: E3ØNA was taking part in the Multi Single category
in the CQWW Phone Contest. The raw unchecked score is appr. 13,4 mio.
If E30ØNA could
give you a new country, band or mode, please take a minute time and sign
the E3ØNA guestbook. Thanks!
Oct 25, 2001
was on a sightseeing tour in Asmara yesterday, so there was no activity
at this time. Today and tomorrow they are still working on improving the
logs: the team managed to send the first log file via their local friends.
The log contains appr. 9,000 QSOs (until Oct 24, 0644UT. Due to miscopied
calls and typing errors, the log is not free of errors!
The local power generator is causing some interference on the low bands
160m and 80m. The hotel's power generator is producing also some voltage
ground problems (appr. 400 Volt between power line and ground).
Oct 23, 2001
two bad news: due to a damaged laptop computer, there will be no online
log available during the DXpedition. The team tries to find someone
in the local area who has internet access. For this reason, we are also
not able to present you pictures of E3ØNA now.
The other bad news
is that there will also be no digital mode activity of any kind.
same erason - the damaged laptop computer. We are very sorry but things
50 MHz: we ask
you to inform us on the HF bands about possible 6m openings because we
have no dedicated extra 6m operator.
Oct 20, 2001
is on the air! After a few "transmitting tests", OE2VEL started
the pileups on 12m, later on 17m and the first 6m QSO's are in the log.
DJ7EO and Falk, DK7YY arrive today which makes the team complete.
Oct 19, 2001
is working as planned.
The equipment has been
cleared from the customs.
Chris is picking up
OE2VEL from the airport today.
Transfer to the actual
QTH tomorrow, some 15km from Asmara.
Oct 18, 2001
the Ministry of Telecommunication to renew the last year's E3ØNA
Meeting at the customs
to get all equiment and antennas which were sent by cargo
Unfortunately, Dieter, DF4RD, cannot join the DXpedition but
Markus, DJ7EO, will replace Dieter.
QTH of E3ØNA:
10 miles SE of Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, 15°
05' N - 38° 50' E
is no telephone at the hotel where the team is hosted.
is only available from the hotel's generator.
Sorry, but there will be NO operation from any of the E3Ø
islands at all! All IOTA activities had to be cancelled due to the political
situation and power problems.
Chris, DL5NAM arrived
in Asmara Oct 17 in the evening.
Wolf, OE2VEL is arriving
in Asmara Oct 18 in the evening.
Falk, DK7YY and Marcus,
DJ7EO are leaving Germany on Saturday,
DL5NAM, OE2VEL, DK7YY
and DJ7EO are going to stay in Eritrea until Nov 3.
Planned activity until
Nov 2. So don't worry if you can't break the pileups within the first
days, you will still have enough time to get them on the band or mode
(CW/SSB) you need them.
Expected start on Saturday
or Sunday, Oct 20/21.
CQWW DX Contest
Phone: E3ØNA is participating in the CQWW Phone Contest in
the M/S category.
the laptop designated for the digitale modes is damaged, so there will
be unfortunately no activity on RTTY, PSK31, etc. We are sorry!
50 MHz: we are
again active on 6m. We ask you to inform us on the HF bands about possible
6m openings because we have no dedicated extra 6m operator.
Usual DX frequencies
on 160m to 6m
Sorry... but we (DF3CB and DF4RD)
are not able to arrange any kind of skeds for E3ØNA.
We have three stations: an IC-735, IC-756PRO and one FT-1000MP Mark
V plus three linears (2 x FL2100 and one ACOM 1000) . Antennas: Force
12 C3, TA3 Junior, a homebrew WARC beam, a Titanex V80E, a HF9, different
wire yagis and several low band antennas.
your callsign here:
Due to a
damaged laptop computer, there will be no online log available
during the DXpedition. Please QRX - all data will be transfered
to the web server as quickly as possible.