UPDATE: Phil, G3SWH and Jim, G3RTE will be active from Honiara, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands from the 18th to the 28th February 2013. The Solomon Islands are located in CQ zone 28, ITU zone 51. Guadalcanal counts as OC-047 for IOTA purposes.

The “most wanted” data provided by Clublog currently shows the Solomon Islands at #81 in Europe and #77 in North America. Our activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters using 2 x K2s with 2 x KPA500 amplifiers to wire antennas. There will be no 160, 60, 6 metres or EME activity.

Propagation permitting, we plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible. Our main objective is to work as many European, North American and RoTW stations on as many different bands as possible and plan to make at least 15,000 QSOs. We will always work split and listen between 1 and 5 kHz up.

Subject to a reliable Internet connection, we will upload the log to Clublog and the G3SWH web site on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded upon our return.

The log will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after we return to the UK.

Please make only one QSO per band. Making duplicate QSOs prevents someone else from making a QSO! Duplicate QSOs will *NOT* be logged. Believe your ears, not your Internet browser!

QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility on Phil’s website, direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the traditional bureau route.

There is more information at www.g3swh.org.uk/h44kw.html which will be updated from time to time.

73 for now and TIA

Phil Whitchurch