TO9W - December 1-10, 2021

 

 

The TO9W team is returning to Saint Martin!  

Please look for us 1-10 December 2021!

 

THE TEAM

Team Saint Martin 2021 operators include:

 Paul, K9NU              Mike, W9MK           Bob, W9AP             John, K9EL           Marco, FS4WBS

             

 

Team Saint Martin 2021 pilots:

Nick, K9NB                         John, W9ILY              Tom, AA9A             

        

Nick, John and Tom have previously operated from Saint Martin, so they know our operating conditions. 

 

EQUIPMENT

Equipment will consist of three Elecraft K3 transceivers, two Expert 1.3K amplifiers and one Elecraft KPA500 amplifier.   Accessory gear includes MicroHam interfaces plus laptop computers.

 

ANTENNAS

160: Vertical

80: Full Size Dipole

40: Quarter wave vertical

30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10: Dipoles

6: 3 element Yagi

Low Band Receive: Ground beverage

 

OPERATING

The team's primary focus will be on 40, 80 and 160 meters during hours of darkness.  We will also operate 30 through 6 depending on openings.    Primary modes will be CW and FT8.   Our plan is to operate FT8 in Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition frequencies.  SSB and RTTY are also planned.   We will also do some activity on 60 meters as time permits.

When the normal FT8 frequencies are busy, we will operate Fox/Hound mode on:

3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 KHz.  If those frequencies are busy, we will announce our operating frequency.

We will be an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter contest, 3-5 December.

 

LOG SEARCH

https://clublog.org/logsearch/TO9W

If you do not find your call in the log, please email TO9W2021@gmail.com

 

QSL INFO

TO9W - W9ILY will handle all QSL requests. All QSOs will be posted on LOTW.   QSL cards will be available.   We prefer the use of Club Log OQRS for both direct and bureau cards.   Cards may also be requested direct to W9ILY - Unfortunately IRCs cannot be accepted. Requests via the bureau are OK.

 

CONTACT

During the operation please send all reports, schedule requests, log checks and comments to our pilot stations. Nick, K9NB can be reached at k9nb@arrl.net.  John, W9ILY can be reached at w9ily@arrl.net.   Alternately, send an email to TO9W2021@gmail.com