XYL Barbara, homecall OE3YCB, operated each evening on 14.260
kc, using a Kenwood TS50, running
100 Watt into the end-fed halfwave antenna, sometimes
creating huge pile-ups. Working Europeans has been difficult, not only
because of propagation (sunspot numbers were down to Zero!) but also because
of lacking discipline. In case of an opening to Japan, YL Babsi has been
able to work 160 Stations per hour! Only twice a week the generator went
on strike and 8Q7BZ went off the air.
In two weeks we worked abt. 800 stations from around the world!
If you want to know, if you are in the log, just have a look here:
Every Amateur Radio operator listed in the log should have received
a QSL Card already. If you are still waiting for it, please email to
QSL manager OE1PYA.
to obtain a guest license for your holiday DXpedition on maldives island:
If you have an valid amateur radio license in your home country,
then you should try to apply for a guest lis in 8Q7 . It is important that
you find someone (local travel agent)
to bring your licence papers from maldivean ministry to the airport
Never try to take transceiver with you,
without a valid permission!!
On Kuramathi's outer reef coast we found some 30m high coconut
trees - perfect for our wire antenna. A young boy from Sri Lanka did climb
the Palm tree, mounting one end of the antenna - an endfed dipole for 20m,
but with a MFJ 16010 Tuner it was also usable on other amateur radio bands.
Besides HAM Radio we spent a lot of time snorkkeling along
the reef barrier, playing with turtles and photographing little sharks
and many tropical fish.The island also offers windsurfing, Kat-sailing,
diving, fishing and tennis. About 300 guests can be served in 3 restaurants,
bars and a disco.
Since the island is 2km long and 300m wide you can still find a
lonesome place for
two in paradise.
Coral fish are very nice- besides this one bites!
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