UPDATE – 8Q7MS is QRT. 2930 QSOs in 88 DXCC entities have been logged between March 29th and April 10th. More info here
MARCH 29 – Many thanks to Mats for sending pictures and short (rainy!) video of his 8Q7MS activity. He has been active on 17CW so far.
MARCH 2, 2021 – Following info is provided by Mats, RM2D / SM6LRR on his upcoming activity from Alif Alif Atoll, Maldives.
Main bands of operation this time are thought to be 40-15 meters. Predominately CW but with some SSB opportunities as well.
This is a NON-FT8/FT4 expedition!
Equipment will be decided later, but license is valid for several radios (Lab599 TX-500, Elecraft KX-3 and Kenwood TS 590S), as well as Expert 1.3 K-FA.
Antennas will be either Inverted Vees or 1/4-wave verticals on Spiderbeam or DX Wire poles.
As this is the first time I visit the location, it is still uncertain how signal environment will be. Antennas will be limited to the roof of the building where we will stay, meaning that I am not at all sure which bands I may accommodate. Most likely, no 160/80 meter operation. QSL via EA5GL.