Topband: FW: [newsletter at] VP6DX - News #14- 2008 Feb 13

Chortek, Robert L Robert.Chortek at
Wed Feb 13 16:16:13 EST 2008

Subject: [newsletter at] VP6DX - News #14- 2008 Feb 13

News #14- 2008 Feb 13 2100z

I just had a telephone call with Carsten (DL6LAU) on Ducie Island. The
reason we 
did not get any update or online log from the island is that they had no
until now because of a big workload to setup the stations and antennas.
plan to go "online" in the next 6-12 hours so we expect the first online
around noon on Thursday. Please be aware that the data connection via
Iridium is 
very sensible so it can last a long time to upload the online logs.

After 1,5 days of operation they have now about 28,000 QSOs in the log
17,000 after the first 24 hours!). They already started RTTY operation
on 20m 
with over 700 QSOs at the moment. In some days we expect also RTTY
operation on 30m.

Antenna construction is still in progress. Some antennas for 12m and 10m
missing. Today they are at the installation of the Beverage antennas for
the low 

All team members are in a good shape (except some sunburns) and they
have a lot 
of fun. A problem is the extreme heat during the daywhich makes it
impossible for the night operators to sleep.

Tomorrow we will get some more news from the island. Please stay tuned.

We would be delighted if DX editors would publish this information as
widely as 
possible and DXers bring it to the attention of their clubs and fellow

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