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Subject: TopBand: Excerpts Heard Bulletins #90 & 91
From: btippett@CTC.Net (Bill Tippett)
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 15:30:18 -0500 (EST)
We keep getting requets like :" Pse only CW on Kerguelen, PSE only 20 m
RTTY from Kerguelen, please this, please that...". Here are some facts:
1/ It is not sure yet that any operation will take place from Kerguelen
2/ If it will, it probabaly will be a one night stand
3/ If so it likely will be low bands only (high bands dead at night).
4/ I doubt seriously there WOULD be any RTTY (too slow QSO rate), pro- 
bably mostly if not exclusively CW.
Again: no official word yet from our boys on what will happen. Stay tuned.

The Marion Dufresne is now sailing to Kerguelen. The ETA (expected time
of arrival) is noon (17:00z) on Thursday, Jan 30th.  Operations at TX0K
is still not sure. All will depend on the weather. They hope however to
set up two stations for low bands and some WARC operation.

                                        73 from the Heard Pilots

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