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Chatham Islands

DXpedition

 

March 2014

 

ZL7AAA

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29.03.2014 at 19:00Z

         OE2SNL and VE7AB have left the island due to earlier commitments. Only ZS1FJ and VE7NY are operating with the other two members providing logistics and video support.

         No more RTTY operations are taking place.

         The two operators are straining under pressure and are on the air almost all day.

         The pileups are huge and the operators are doing their best to give everyone a contact. Special attention is given to weak stations on difficult paths.

         The SteppIR BigIR and CrankIR verticals are excellent.

         The SVDA verticals on the beach are amazing and outperform the SteppIR beam by around two S‑points most of the time.

         The Kenwood TS-480 transceivers are superb and the MFJ ALS-600 amplifier a real workhorse.

         The team will begin taking down antennas late on Monday and leave the island on Tuesday with Chatham Airlines.

28.03.2014 at 10:00Z

         Many stations have requested to check the log for incorrect entries. These requests are sent to the QSL manager for his attention after the expedition.

         Please note The webmaster does not have access to the expedition log and cannot verify log entries by email.

25.03.2014 at 23:00Z

         ClubLog updated.

         The team has some internet difficulties and ClubLog may not be updated every day.

         The webmaster does not have access to the island log and cannot assist with log enquiries via email.

         Photographs of team activities added.

 

Dates

 

Transmissions began on 21 March 2014 and
end on 31 March 2014.

 

Times

 

The stations are on the air 7 days per week,

24 hours per day in 6-hour shifts per operator.

 

Bands

 

All the bands from 3,5 MHz to 28 MHz are utilised.

 

Modes

 

SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZL7AAA Chatham Islands DXpedition March 2014 Copyright 2014 Website by Deon Erwin ZS1ZL