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,

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