Until the very end

Sunday, 10 April 2016 by

We have planned dismantling antennas and stations. The organisation is quite difficult to match with the high tide, we have only short windows, and wind/waves makes things difficult. We had to QRX few hours this afternoon, and we might also take breaks tomorrow to put bigger antennas down and load/unload the zodiac. Our plan is

West coast of USA, and TB activity

Thursday, 07 April 2016 by

Good propagation is back again on high bands, and that is of course an excellent news ! We are keeping as much stations on the air on the opened bands, staying until it close. We had excellent runs with NA west coast on different bands, we will continue to focus on difficult areas. Unfortunatly we

Bad propagation, good weather!

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

Propagation seems to decrease from day to day. Signals on high bands are not what they were last week. Bands are also closing earlier. The last days we even had no opening with NA on 20, while the band stayed opened all night long the days before. More than ever this is the right time

QRX during storms

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

There was no 160m activity last night because the 26m high vertical was de-tuned. As we explained before we got high gust of wind yesterday and the wires of the capacitive hat moved and seams to be not at the right place. The wind dropped down a bit and we’ll try to fix that today.

Almost 80k QSOs done!

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

Today we should reach 80k QSOs. We should already be listed there for the Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll. Give a look to previous great DX-Peditions:

Days after day the situation is different. Last night propagation was not as usual ! High bands closed very early with no conditions on 17 & 20m right after our sunset. Our hard work on low bands RX antennas has finally paid. Many QSO were achieved on 80 and 160m with all parts of the

50k QSOs reached

Monday, 04 April 2016 by

Hello from JDN, all is going pretty well. We reached last night the 50K qso and we continue to run the pile-up that are at certain time of the day really big. We try to exploit the bands from their opening till the end of the propagation. This allow us to work all continents from

Day 4 and first week-end. We have now entered in the daily routine of the dxpedition : operating, eating, sleeping. During the 3 first days we kept a daily rate over the 10K QSO. Up to seven stations are on the air simultaneously. It is not possible of course to keep them all the time active

Hello from Juan de Nova

Thursday, 31 March 2016 by

After our trip by boat the finally anchored nearby the lagoon entrance. It took a complete day to bring all equipement ashore, dealing with low and high tides in the lagoon. We built the radio camp and antennas under extreme conditions. No wind at all during those first days. On night time, the temperature doesn’t

Ready to be OTA!

Monday, 28 March 2016 by

After 2 days aboard the « Antsivia » and almost 2000 qso as /MM, we are now achored near Juan de Nova. As our documents indicates, we’ll be allowed to desembark tomorow at sunrise. The team is impatient to put a feet on the island and start setting up the camp. The desembarking plan is already defined.