News Bulletin #12 - 22/4/01
15M Thrash today
10M was given a good run yesterday, so today the boys will concentrate
on 15M, in particular looking for South America, Africa and Europe.
Harris was working 20M CW earlier today.
There has been NO 40M operation at all, so any contacts on this band
have been with pirates.
There are lots of insects and bugs on the reef and the noise from bird life is
incredible, to the point where the operators cannot use VOX, as the birds will
trip the VOX into transmit !
Above - Thousands of noisy birds
The team will be sailing out on high tide Wednesday morning (8am local time),
which is 2200 UTC April 24. The tri-bander will the last antenna to come down
and the HF station will be QRT around 0500 +/- on April 24.
Above - The VK9ML Team
L>R: Harris VK4CWT, David VK4GL, Alan VK4BKM, Bill, Peter VK4APG