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|
|TOP CONTINENTAL SCORES|
|TOP SPONSOR CLUBS|
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 QSO’s will be removed from Club Log during the operation and then merged back with the 2021 QSO’s 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
During the operation please send all reports, schedule requests, log checks and comments to our pilot stations. Nick, K9NB can be reached at email@example.com. John, W9ILY can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, send an email to TO9W2021@gmail.com