Thursday, April 1, 2010


We are now QRT and taken all the the antennas down. We fly home early tomorrow morning, so time for a few beers! Hope you enjoyed our dxpedition as much as we did and you managed a few  new band slots. We will upload to LOTW over the coming weekend. Pileups huge right to the end. Final qso total 18K, 667 on topband and 764 RTTY.

73 GM0GAV, GM3YTS & Sheree (GM3YTS XYL)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

160m tonight

We will be on 160m and 30m tonight before taking down the LF antennas in the morning. Lets hope conditions are good, if not we may do 80m or 40m.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

40m tonight

We will do some more 40m tonight with a short spell on 80 at SR. No 160m.

30th March

We will QRT at our sunrise on 1st April, then take down most of the antennas. We may leave up the 15/12/10m dipole and operate on these bands during the 1st.

No plans to do any more RTTY.

73 Rob and Gav

Monday, March 29, 2010

15m RTTY and 160m

We will do another run on 15m RTTY for NA, managed 600 qsos in earlier sessions. 160m antenna fixed so will be on later mixed with 40m.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


We plan to operate 15m rtty through the day on Monday. This is very likely your only chance to get us on RTTY. NA should get on as early as possible as we plan LF again in the evening.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

80m and 30m tonight

We will be on 80 and 30m tonight.


The antennas are all near each other on the rocky shore. On the left is the LF Battlecreek. To it's right you can see the vertical dipole for 15/12/10m, this hangs from a palm tree. Finally on the far right a GP for 30/20/17m.. Not in the picture is a N6RK design receive loop for 160 and 80m, this is working very well


Rob GM3YTS in action, Elecraft K3 + THP HL1.1Kfx

Friday, March 26, 2010

160m tonight

Plan to be on 160m and 30m tonight.

Hot and big pileups!

Having fun and the pileups huge, good run on 40 last night with 1050 qso's. Had to take down the Battlecreek clone this morning, 160m loading wire tangled with 80m loading wire. Yesterday the 160m loading wire dropped after the insulator arced during a storm. Hopefully it will remain working from now on. Antennas are:
Battlecreek clone on a 18m Spiderpole, 160 - 80 - 40
Quarter wave vertical, 30 - 20 - 17
Vertical dipole, 15 - 12 - 10
All on the the sea shore.

Still single station, this is still giving us more than enough operating time,
CU in the pileups 73
Rob & Gav

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Antennas up

Busy today with antennas, all up so should be on lf tonight. Isn't building antennas in +30 deg great fun!


All antennas now up and working, so can focus on operating. Great run on 80 last night, worked W7 & VE7 at out SR. Will be on 160 and 30 tonight. We are limited to one station as a laptop has died, can possibly be fixed.
73 Rob & Gavin

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Arrived in Paris

We have made it to Paris and enjoying a beer after what seemed like a 1 hour taxi round CDG.
Lets hope our bags are following us!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Three weeks to go

We are almost ready. License is issued, flights and accomodation booked. Just some antenna testing to complete and we will be ready. We have tried to get access to 7000 to 7050Khz without success, however we do have full access to 80m. We plan to update this blog during the trip.