|Barbara ( OE3YCB
) and Mike ( OE3MZC
) have visited two islands on the Maldives in
February. Ministry of Science &
Telecomunication in Male has issued temporary
licenses 8Q7BZ and 8Q7MZ
(same as in 1997-Dxpedition
to Kuramathi Island ) Operation took place on
all HF bands in SSB, PSK31 and SSTV on all bands
that offered good propagation. Since it is a holiday-DXpedition
most time has been used for snorcheling and
diving or sunbathing. However, usually about 12:00
utc and around 06:00 utc was a good time
for some pile-ups. Please send QSL via bureau or
direct to OE1PYA.
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||The equipment was a YAESU FT100 HF and VHF/UHF TRX and a Smartuner
SGC 237 automatic
tuner to make any lenght of wire between the
palmtrees resonant on all HF bands.
|For Digital Modes 8Q7BZ and 8Q7MZ
did use a Laptop with Soundcard to operate in PSK31
, using DIGIPAN 1.6
software. This mode uses extremely
narrow bandwith and is therefore especially
designed for low power QRP contacts under
difficult HF propagation conditions.
||Mike, 8Q7MZ , did also
operate in SSTV , transmitting
pictures of nice beaches and underwater fauna.
The software in use has been JVCOMM32
with a simple Hamcom-modem or Laptop
soundcard. Transmission modes were mainly in
Martin1, Scottie1 or Scottie DX on 21.340 Mhz.
pictures from Poland, Sweden, Turkey and Djibouty
have been received.
operating frequencies of 8Q7BZ and 8Q7MZ:
18160, 21260, 24960, 28460 in SSB