Team members are experienced operators. We have a lot of contesting as well as DXpeditiong adventures behind us. Our trip to Saint Vincent is not a kind of holiday operation. It is a serious, planned in details effort.
We are going to keep at least three stations running 24 hours a day. Each one with a power amplifier. We will be studying and observing propagation forecasts, bands openings etc.
In general we are going to be active on all HF bands (160m – 10m) and on 6 meters. We plan to pay a lot of attention to low bands. On low bands we will have vertical antennas for transmitting and K9AY + bevarages for receiving. On 40 meters we have a 2el vertical array or a single vertical and finally beam (spiderbeams, Yagi) antennas on higher bands.
We are going to have all operating positions connected to the computer network and to upload our logs to the ClubLog almost in real time.
We will be on Saint Vincent during the second half of November. We will be there during the CW part of the CQWW DX Contest. To answer possible questions: we are not going to make a team, multi-OP contest effort. But possibly one of us will take part in the contest in one of the Single Operator All Band categories while others will operate outside the contest on WARC bands or SSB and digital modes.
Regarding the modes: we are going to be active on CW, SSB and RTTY.
On 6 meters we will be using 4 el Yagi and 100W. We hope there will be an opening on the magic band during our stay in the island.