[UPDATE @ 2230Z] – V26EI hit the airwaves just before 2230z. Operators EI5IX and EI4L were active on 20 and 17m SSB respectively, and recorded by DX-World. 

[MARCH 24 @ 1215z] – V26EI will be QRV soon. Set up commenced at 7am local time and Dave EI9FBB sends a few pictures for readers – thanks Dave !

Dec EI6FR & Pat EI5IX

Unpacking equipment

Setting up

Hexbeam assembly

[PREVIOUSLY] Members of the EIDX Group will be active from Antigua as V26EI during March 24 to April 2, 2023. Participation in the CQWPX SSB contest likely. QRV on HF bands; CW, SSB & Digi. QSL via QRZ.com instructions. Team: EI5GM, EI2JD, EI2II, EI2KM,  EI4L, EI4BZ, EI4HH, EI5IX, EI6FR, EI9HQ and EI9FBB. Webpage

Note: Due to ferry issues, the originally planned VP2MEI DXpedition by this group did not work out.

Antigua and Barbuda, islands that form an independent state in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, at the southern end of the Leeward Islands chain. There is one dependency, the small island of Redonda. The capital is St. John’s, on Antigua.