TO9W 2021 Activity

 

 

January 23, 2022

The TO9W QSL cards for the 2021 activity have been received from the printer and all direct QSL cards were mailed on 22 January 2022.  If you have questions about your QSL request, please contact our QSL Manager, W9ILY.

 

December 16, 2021

We are pleased to announce the winners of the TO9W 2021 Certificates.   Only one certificate will be awarded per person.  The TO9W pilots are not eligible for certificates.   All certificate data and ranking has been taken from Club Log.   The maximum number of band modes was 34.  We thank everyone for working us on as many band modes as possible!

TOP WORLDWIDE SCORES
Callsign Band-Modes
WB9Z 33
W4DXX 32
N0FW 32
N2BJ 30
WA1NPZ 28
       
TOP CONTINENTAL SCORES
AFRICA ASIA
Callsign Band-Modes Callsign Band-Modes
EA8TL 26 JA7QVI 8
EA8AXT 21 JR7AMZ 6
EA8ZS 14 JE1FQV 6
EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
Callsign Band-Modes Callsign Band-Modes
PE5TS 23 WB9Z 33
IK1GPG 22 W4DXX 32
EA2KR 22 N0FW 32
OCEANIA SOUTH AMERICA
Callsign Band-Modes Callsign Band-Modes
YB1UUN 4 PY4AZ 17
ZL3CW 4 PY2XU 16
YB1TQL 3 LU5FCI 10
       
TOP SPONSOR CLUBS
NIDXA Metro DX
Callsign Band-Modes Callsign Band-Modes
NY9H 28 K9GA 24
K9MM 27 NC9T 20
WB8BZK 24 W9PDS 14

All certificates have been sent in PDF format via email if a valid email address was available on QRZ.COM

 

December 15, 2021

Some photos from TO9W 2021 have been posted on our Facebook page - search for TO9W

 

December 12, 2021

The TO9W team has returned home safely.  We thank everyone for all the QSOs.   It will take us a few days to scrub all the logs and post the final results and the calls of the certificate winners, which will be posted on this website.   If you have any log issues, please contact W9ILY who has all the logs.  If you wish a paper QSL, it will be several weeks before the cards are ready.  All QSL requests go to W9ILY.   If you have any questions or comments about the TO9W activity, please contact K9EL.   We will also post photos soon.   We also have a special thanks to our pilot stations who put in many hours supporting us.

 

November 21st, 2021 News Release

The TO9W team is pleased to announce that certificates will be awarded for several categories of most band-modes worked during the December 2021 operation according to the Leaderboard Club Log expedition chart for TO9W. All 2019 TO9W QSOs will be removed from Club Log during the operation and then merged back with the 2021 QSOs at the end of the operation. The number of band-mode QSOs will be taken directly from the Leaderboard Club Log expedition chart for TO9W. QSL cards are not required. In the case of ties, the station with the earliest date of the last QSO will be the winner. Certificates will be in PDF format and will be emailed to the winners within 3 months after the operation if an email address is available on QRZ.COM. If an email address is not available, the certificates will be available for download on the TO9W website. All certificate winners will be posted on the TO9W website.

Certificates will be awarded for the most band-mode QSOs as follows:

Top five Worldwide

Top three Asia

Top three Africa

Top three Europe

Top three North America

Top three Oceania

Top three South America

Top three Northern Illinois DX Association (TO9W sponsor)

Top three Metro DX Club (TO9W sponsor)

We look forward to working as many stations as possible. Please direct all questions/comments to our TO9W pilots:  W9ILY, K9NB, AA9A.

 

10 November update

The final team meeting was held and last minute antenna accessories were packed in the cases.   Final software testing of laptops will be done this week.   The TO9W Facebook page has been created and will be used for photos and real time updates during the operation.  Click here to go directly to the Facebook page.

 

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: 60 foot 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.  We will operate CW, SSB, FT8 with limited RTTY.  FT8 operation will be Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition frequencies if there are many callers.  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:

1836, 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

Note: We will be clearing all 2019 TO9W QSOs from Club Log during this operation.    All 2019 QSOs will be re-uploaded after the 2021 activity.

 

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