We are settled down in our bungalow. Me and my HAM stuff downstairs and Christa (XYL) with painting stuff upstairs. Raising antenna was easy. Locals already prepared 3 bags of sand to secure the tripod (last year fell off and broke pole) also prepared 3 pieces of wood to secure the legs. Comparing to last year, noise floor is raising high. On 30m start rising to about S5 on 40m its S9+. I was surprised and got good signals with antenna around the globe, but hardly any station RXing here due to this high noise floor. Reason is, last year due to corona only very few guests on the island therefore only some LED light burning whole night. Noise floor was much lower (S3 on 40m) than today. Maybe a small BOG could help or a small directional receiving antenna. I do not have experience in BOG and need to check when I’m back home.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021  – Remo HB9SHD will again be active from Kandolhu island, Maldives as 8Q7RM during the month of November. QRV daily for several hours, especially at night for NA & SA. QSL via H/c.

OCTOBER 21, 2020 – Remo, HB9SHD plans activity from Kandolhu island, Maldives as 8Q7RM during November 2-29, 2020. QRV holiday-style on HF; SSB & Digi. *Remo was previously active as H44SHD.