NEWS UPDATE – We are pleased to announce details for the next TO9W activity from the beautiful island of Saint Martin.
Activity will take place November 30 to December 9th, 2022. The 2022 team will include K9NU, N9EP, FS4WBS, W9AP and K9EL. Our goal is to make as many QSOs as possible on all bands and modes, with special emphasis on CW. We normally give priority to the 160, 80, 40 bands in that order, but with the increased sunspot activity, we will establish band priorities based on conditions at that time.
The first two to three days are dedicated to the installation of antennas. We will operate during breaks and in the evenings the first few days. Antenna installation has priority. We will likely do more FT8 the first few days. We plan real-time uploads using the Club Log Live Stream software for Expeditions assuming a steady Internet connection.
John, W9ILY, is our QSL Manager and will upload our logs to LoTW daily. We will be well supported by the excellent pilot team of K9NB, W9MK, AA9A and W9ILY. All requests for information, schedules, QSO verification and general comments should be addressed to [email protected].
We will once again offer certificates for the most band-modes worked in various categories. Updates and photos will be published on our TO9W Facebook page. For more details about TO9W, please go to our website
DECEMBER 5, 2021 – Here’s the TO9W team. They are active until December 10th.
DECEMBER 3 – Pictures of TO9W antenna farm:
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.
OCTOBER 18 – All equipment has been tested with the real time Club Log upload software. All additional antennas and coax have been obtained and packed in cases. The TO9W Facebook page (click picture below) has been created and will be used for photos and real time updates during the operation.
MAY 26, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that our team will once again travel to the beautiful country of Saint Martin and operate TO9W from 1-10 December, 2021. As in past years, we will concentrate on the 160, 80 and 40 meter bands, with special emphasis on Asia on those bands. New this year will be some activity on 60 meters. Full details are available on our website
Our team this year will consist of K9NU, W9MK, VE2BWL, FS4WBS and K9EL. We will be building new directional receive only antennas for the 80 and 160 meter bands. Activity will be on CW, SSB, FT8/4 and limited RTTY.
We will have a very experienced pilot team who will forward any questions or problems to us in real time. We plan real time logging on Club Log and daily updates to LoTW. QSL cards will be available for those who wish a card. Bureau card requests are always accepted by the TO9W team, but please use Club Log OQRS – we do not need your QSL card.
73, John K9EL
TO9W Team Leader