Thursday, January 30, 2020

Trip Equipment

Expedition plans covering activity on various HF bands including 50MHz 70Mhz &144MHz.
Following equipment will be taken as main or spare for this puropose

HF : IC-7300, 500W PA, DL4AAE Delta loop antennas, Hexbeam, dipoles & wires.

6m : IC-7300, QRO PA, Spare MLA-1200 PA, 4el EF0604 Yagi for /MM activity, 8ele EF0608 yagi designed by YU7EF made by RNZ_LAB , SPID Alpha rotator for 6m EME. 

4m : IC-7300, Dentron MLA-1200 PA, Spare transistorised PA, 4el EF0404 Yagi for /MM activity,
EF Duoband 5+5ele Antenna, EF0408 for Es/MS mainland activity. 

  2m : IC-9700, TS-2000, QRO GS35B PA, Spare MOSFET PA, 9ele F9FT Yagi 

Two Honda 4kW Power generators for portable activity, Alu masts, Tripods, e.t.c 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Few words of history..

Some of You guys, 50 and 70MHz operators rememeber (hopefully) our 2013 "Scandinavian Tour" expedition.
Do You?

In 30 days of this amazing Scandinavia trip I was active from 22 different squares, both 50 and 70MHz, including 12 IOTA islands in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Of course it wasn't my last and only trip. Another one probably known by 6&4m grid chasers was "Balkan Tour". So until now my grids square count activated by me is 84as below.

This Year we have to celebrate few special occassions with another great radio trip - first and most important is my 10th Anniversary being a couple with my beloved Kate SQ7OYL, my irrepleaceable driver, logistician, and motivator. The second -this will be my 100th DXCC country visited during my trips.

During "Scandinavian Trip" were traveling with our "Skoda" car, packed to the last piece of free space :-)  - including roof :-)

 This time we decided to use Camper with lot of room to operate.

This will allow to take about 300kg of various equipment, including few radios, bigger PA's, power generators and different antennas for HF, 2/4 and 6 meters EME activity.

Follow next posts to know "where we going NOW"...  prepare your RIG and antennas... :-)