My father is the first native Ham Radio Operator in Nepal. His call sign in 9N1AA. My mother too is a Ham Radio operator, she is one of the first YL operators of Nepal.
I am improving my morse code skills. I was very keen to learn about Ham Radio since my childhood, I always observed RTTY QSOs of my dad. So, I am more comfortable with digital modes.
88 DE 9N1DX
UPDATE – We’ve now surpassed 20000 QSOs. 10 and 12 meters have been phenomenal. Things have been a bit slow overnight. We’ll be on 80 meter SSB and then 20 meter RTTY tonight. We’ve been trying hard to get EU, but terrain blocking long path and interesting propagation (strong aurora between us and EU) has made it difficult. When propagation is good, intentional QRM makes our rates very slow. We call for EU/AF very frequently, but few are listening. We called CQ for nearly 2 hours during the 15m EU opening last night with only a few EU on the other end. We’ll continue to try for EU. Please check Club Log to verify your QSOs. We’re getting many dupes. I upload to Club Log each morning. During the SSB contest, we’ll have a CW station on most of the time and will be focusing on maximum SSB QSOs and opportunity whether that is on the contest bands or on the WARC bands.
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UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to health issues, Rod has had to cancel his planned trip to Macquarie Island.
A Melanoma was found on Rod’s arm at the last minute and he had to undergo an operation in Hobart. Under these circumstances, he was unable to travel to Macquarie. Rod is recuperating well and says he is as disappointed as the rest of the amateur radio community about the cancellation.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has notified the KP1-5 Project that they will be the team to activate Navassa Island (KP1) in January 2015.
The DXpedition will be a maximum of fourteen days. The exact dates in January will be determined by USFWS mission requirements and weather windows.
Our experienced team of fifteen is complete and is ready for the challenge. The weeks ahead will be extremely busy as the team has less than 90 days before the DXpedition comes on the air.
January is the month of minimum bird nesting activity and this is the primary reason USFWS is asking that the operation be completed during that month. However, the weather is unpredictable in January and because Navassa is surrounded by cliffs, this may preclude a safe landing by boat. For safety reasons and in order to maximize our time on the Island and on the air, a helicopter operation is planned. Navassa is over 100 miles (160 km) from the nearest helicopter staging point and as many as ten round trips will be required at the beginning and end of the operation. Obviously, this means that there will be a significant cost for activating this #1 ranked DXCC entity.
In the next few weeks, we be working with USFWS and as details firm up, we will issue periodic press releases. Check our webpage, the KP1-5 Project for more details of the operation and how you may financially support this DXpedition.
The KP1-5 Project team has committed to fund 50% of the total costs. We are hopeful the DX community will fund the remainder.
- for The KP1-5 Project,
Bob Allphin, K4UEE, President
Glenn Johnson, WØGJ, Vice-president
Mike Thomas, NA5U, Secretary
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QRV on HF bands, CW.
QSL via OQRS.
More info to follow here
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A team consisting PY2AE, PY2DS, PU2KKE, PU2XIZ and PU2KFL plan activity from Bom Abrigo Island SA-024 as PW2BA between November 20-23, 2014.
The team inform:
Was never activated on phone, only CW (early 80s). Now let’s put it active on bands 2m, 6m, 10m, 20m, 40m and 80m.
UPDATE – Yesterday our last team member Bernd, VK2IA arrived on the island. Due to business commitments he was not able to stay with us the full length of the DXpedition.
QSOs are running good on all bands, though we observe a decrease of daily QSO numbers. Due to the relative low ranking in the Most Wanted list (#59 clublog.org), we expected this. And the latest solar flare doesn’t really help. We will see how conditions develop until the CQWW SSB.
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