MARCH 19 — The VQ917JC license I asked for just came through, so start looking for Jim ND9M to be on the air as VQ917JC. Jim told OPDX he will not make an effort on 60m at this time. His operating hours are still limited to 1200-1600z max which doesn’t do much good for the NA/SA ops. He states that he will probably focus on 30, 20, and 17 meters just to get VQ9 into some logs. Jim also mentioned he did bring his satellite equipment. QSL via his home callsign.

MARCH 13 — Jim, ND9M is again active from Diego Garcia, Chagos Archipelago, currently as VQ96JC, but hopes to change to VQ917JC soon. QRV on HF bands, CW. QSL via H/c.