F/ON6JUN/P DX-Expedition in NORMANDY 2001
Have succesfully activated this expedition on the 1st, 2th and 3th of June 2001 near the Pegasus bridge and the World War Two museum in Ranville, Normandy!
Info From The F/ON6JUN/P During the Expedition
Friday 1st of June
They all started the trip to Normandy friday 1st of June at around 05:00 hours UTC.
The crew has a arived and put up their camp at the Pegasus Bridge and the WO 2 Museum in Ranville Normandy. Most of their equipment and antennas has been tested and ready for the next endurance of this expedition. The QTH is really unique! We are operating the station in the garden of the new World War Two Museum in Ranville.
ON4CLC phoned me to inform me about the start hour of the expedition that been activated on air with all stations at around 19:30 UTC (21:30h local)...
Station has been spotted on 14.268,4 at 19:49 UTC by ON1LGS...
Several Belgian stations and myself(on1dht) made contact at around 20:50h UTC (20:50h local) on 144.385 MHz in USB. Some nice signals has been reported but with some QSB.
Radio forecast WWV: SFI=133 A=8 K=3
Saterday 2th of June
Severals spots in the DX-cluster of F/ON6JUN/P on 40-, 20-, 10- and 2-meters. I heared them 51 on 50.205 MHz with a burst of 30 seconds around 11:20h UTC. To short to made contact with my station or perhaps he has stopped his transmission just at that moment.... Conditions not optimal for 50 MHz between Belgium and France for shortskip.
F/ON6JUN/P, operator Steven on the RS12 satellite (passage 12:45 UTC) and made contact with them.
In the early evening they made already contacts all over the world and on all activated HF bands.
Very good weather, sun
but some strong winds has been reported from the crew.
Many visitors in the F/ON6JUN/P camp and many visitors
Radio forecast WWV: SFI=133 A=9 K=3
Sunday 3rd of June
Here is a list
of the spottings of the expedtition in the DX-cluster of
144385.0 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 2015Z QSY here now for QSO. <G0TPH>
144300.0 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 2013Z CQ UK from IN99. <G0TPH>
14255.1 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 1633Z CQ-CQ <EA5VR>
14259.0 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 1521Z <IK4RUX>
144300.0 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 1517Z QTH Ranville, IN99 <G0TPH>
7065.0 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 0748Z EVENT STN 'D' DAY <F5NPS>
7065.0 F/ON6JUN/P 3-Jun-2001 0748Z EVENT STN <F5NPS>
144388.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 1812Z IN99UF<>JO32EH spec event <PA4VHF-1>
144385.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 1631Z in99-jo30 52qsb <DF8IK>
29.436.0 RS12 2-Jun-2001 12:48Z F/ON6JUN/P on satellite <ON1DHT>
28485.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 1154Z Special call D-Day <EA5CLU>
50205.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 1123Z special event station 53 <ON4CJV>
14025.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 0949Z 59 special call <ON4CJV>
144000.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 0941Z look for for him on 40m ?? <ON4AEF>
144388.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 0939Z 52 JO1WT <ON4CJV>
7065.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 0939Z qsy with the clock ??? <ON4AEF>
7067.0 F/ON6JUN/P 2-Jun-2001 0932Z special station <ON4CJV>
144385.0 F/ON6JUN/P 1-Jun-2001 2129Z in99<>jo20 special event D-day<ON1DHT>
144385.0 F/ON6JUN/P 1-Jun-2001 2048Z QRv from in99uf <ON4CBT-1>
14268.4 F/ON6JUN/P 1-Jun-2001 1949Z <ON1LGS>
Radio forecast WWV: SFI=134 A=20 K=3
I received a e-mail
from F6KCZ Pierre about his 'eyeball' with the crew in
the Pegasus Museum:
hello and 73 to you,
i'm a members of CAEN radio club - F6KCZ - (calvados france)
i have meet yours friends this week in pegasus museum,
this activation is a good idea and the next time (year) if you need help
in logistic , i think all club members 's would do the maximun...
we have a activation too in Colleville nears Ouistreham on a bunker
for the 6 june with TM6JN or F6KCZ/P.
and "cordiale poigné de main"
I received from SWL Paul, ONvl955 the following mail:
I received F/ON6JUN/P operated by Steven ON4CLC on two meters
on my 3x5/8 wave vertical! Time was 20:07 UTC and the frequency
was 144.385 MHz with RS 51 and some QSB.
My QTH is Erpe/Mere Belgium
Hope to receive a QSL card
I heared Steven, de ON4CLC operating F/ON6JUN/P for the last time at 20:15 UTC on 144.385 MHz and recorded a live audiosample of his transmission. Click here view the operator Steven ON4CLC and to listen his transmission. I didn't make contact with him because I was busy recording the audio hi. Soon after this he stopped his transmission... I recorded this audio sample from my TM255 and a home made designed 6-element Yagi.
Monday 4th of June
that spotted them, read this list out of a DX-cluster:
14023.5 F/ON6JUN/P 4-Jun-2001 0814Z D DAY <OE7SEL>
21256.0 F/ON6JUN/P 4-Jun-2001 0800Z D DAY ON UTAH BEACH >ON5SD <ON4NA>
21256.0 F/ON6JUN/P 4-Jun-2001 0758Z Normandie <DJ9HQ>
21256.0 F/ON6JUN/P 4-Jun-2001 0725Z cq <OK2WED-2>
14023.6 F/ON6JUN/P 4-Jun-2001 0623Z <OK1DRQ>
14024.0 F/ON6JUN/P 4-Jun-2001 0515Z d-dy...... <HB9KAM>
The crew arrived at home around 01:30 UTC (03:30 local time).
The Complete Story Of The 2001 Expedition; Written By Steven, de ON4CLC
Pictures From This Expedition,
and the Dutch info about the pictures has been send to me by Hugo, ON4AAA
The Pegasus Bridge Original Pictures
Information about our expedition
They have activated this expedition with the following stations:
Station 1 :
80/40 meter CW/SSB
Antenna: Levy + vertical
Station 2 :
20 meter CW/SSB
Antenna : Vertical
Station 3 :
10-, 6- and 2 meters + RS 12/13 Satellite SSB
Antennas: 10m -> dipool (horizontal)
6m -> dipool and 10 watts (horizontal)
2m -> 9 element long Yagi (horizontal)
is the official radioamateur crew of F/ON6JUN/P:
ON6BV , Victor
ON6VH , Tony
ON6FC , Gaston
ON5SD , José. E-mail: ON5SD@QSL.NET
ON4AAA , Hugo. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ON4AFU , Eddy
ON4CJV , Kurt
ON4CLC , Steven. E-mail: ON4CLC@skynet.be
We have operated the
station in the garden of the new World War Two museum in Ranville.
We were really in the centre of the festivities the 1st weekend
We were located at the original Pegasus Bridge and the WO 2 Museum! So our special callsign means realy something now: France /ON the 6th of JUNe at /Pegasus. The QTH locator is IN99UF.
The crew of this expedition was wearing T-shirts with a special designed logo by Jos ON5SD and his daughter Valerie. This enabled visitors to recognise us more easily to. This excellent and original logo can be viewed above or by clicking here for a bit larger picture.
We have used special lodgements and army tents to blend in the unique environment of the area of Pegasus en WO2 museum.
Once again we activated with the memory of D-DAY with this special event station. Many thanks to all who have made contact with us and all SWL's.
Every contact or SWL-rapport will receive a special totaly new designed QSL-card!!!
More information about the history of D-day and the expedition area
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