NEWS UPDATE – Adrian, KO8SCA was sporadically active today as Z66X on HF SSB, while making the last touches on the antennas and the station. The 6M antenna is now ready and it’s a 7 element Innov Antennas (LFA-2) with an 8.9m long boom provided by WiMo. Look for Z66X tomorrow (Tuesday) on regular HF bands only.
Martti, OH2BH and Ville, OH2MM will arrive Tuesday, June 28 and will bring an Elecraft K3S radio and a SPE amplifier which will be used for the 6M operation starting Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
The team will be active on FT8 on 50.313 MHz and 50.323 MHz as much as possible but their pilot stations, K8MFO & OH1MA, will make QRG announcements on the ON4KST reflector.
Z66X will also show up occasionally, if the propagation permits, on 6M CW & SSB. The operation will go QRT on Monday July 4, 2022. QSL via OH2BH.
JUNE 23 – Following the Friedrichshafen Ham Convention, KO8SCA Adrian, OH2BE Leena, OH2BH Martti, Z61AS Agim and Z61DX Driton will carry all needed antennas and equipment to put Z66X on 6M next midweek. This will be FT4/FT8 operation only, and they aim to provide the last DXCC entity, Z6, for the multitudes also in the USA and Japan. Their pilot stations are K8MFO, Don and OH1MA, Jaakko. They are ever thankful for German WIMO and Italian SPE amplifiers who provided them all needed equipment at very short notice. More info will follow early next week.