FT4JA – video presentation

Sunday, 16 October 2016 by

Since our return of Juan de Nova, we did not spare our efforts to answer various waitings and requests. The main was the realization and the shipping of the QSL cards via the philatelic circuit of the TAAF. To date, the last envelopes especially printed for our expedition are in transit and must arrive to

Presentations of past weeks

Saturday, 15 October 2016 by

The past weeks we went to  Japan, en Italy, UK and into several other places in France to present the expedition. The presentation is made of 3 parts: we start with a detailed presentation (PowerPoinT), then the video and to conclude the questions/answers.           Retour en images… Assemblée Générale du REF – Brive  

Final package of cards sent today !

Saturday, 27 August 2016 by

Today, we shipped a big package of envelopes to the T.A.A.F in Paris. (In july, they asked us not to send it before the last week of august). They will process them and put stamps on it before to ship them to you. The package contains: – all OQRS requests made after July 7th until

QSL Card status on July 14th

Thursday, 14 July 2016 by

Many of you are wondering about the QSL, especially when they read that some other stations get them already. What’s going on exactly ? We have been lucky to have again the opportunity to get a philatelic object dedicated to our expedition. For FT4TA is was a set of 3 stamps, for FT4JA we have

FT4JA was at Hamradio 2016

Thursday, 14 July 2016 by

6 operators of the team were in Germany at the end of June to present our expedition. We were very happy to meet many DX’ers and we enjoyed all talks. On saturday afternoon, we made a 1 hour presentation with a short video (not yet finalized) and a Powerpoint presentation. In the coming months we

Some pictures

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 by

We are very happy to release a first selection of pictures of FT4JA – Juan de Nova 2016 Expedition. All these pics have been taken during our trip in march/april 2016. 73 FT4JA team

We were ready !

Friday, 15 April 2016 by

The entire FT4JA team is now safe back in Mayotte after 2 days on the sea. Just a bit more than 2 weeks ago we were arriving on Juan de Nova. A French island in the middle of the Mozambique Channel. It took us one and a half day to set-up our camp: shelters, generators,

March 26th update

Saturday, 26 March 2016 by

We are a few hours before the departure. Yesterday, under a beating rain, we carried out the loading of our equipment on the boat. The 4 crates, sent by cargo one and a half month ago, were set at disposal at the right time by our forwarding agent. Once the documents signed by the customs

March 23th press release

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by

After more than a year of work, we are happy to finally get into the thick of it. The team will be complete in Mayotte on Thursday around noon! The schedule for the coming days is pretty full, with the last purchases and technical checks and the loading of the boat. We will sail away

6m TEP & EME plan for FT4JA

Sunday, 13 March 2016 by

TEP We have planned some 50 MHz high-performance equipment including a dedicated station consisting of a DXBeam 6 element Yagi, an Elecraft K3 (with preamp), and an SPE Expert 1.3 KFA amplifier. The 6-meter station will operate mostly in a CW beacon mode (“CQ FT4JA”). As our satellite internet access will be very limited, we