NEWS UPDATE — My license has been issued for my forthcoming trip to St Helena – PLEASE note I have been issued with the callsign ZD7BR (not ZD7VDE as previously announced). Otherwise, all is on track for departure for St Helena on Thursday 12th October with planned arrival in the early afternoon of Saturday 14th October. I hope to get on-air later in that afternoon. HF bands 80 to 10 with maybe some 60m and FT8, depending on how busy things are. QSL Manager is Phil G3SWH. Logsearch here.

SEPTEMBER 14 — You may remember I sent you notification of my planned DXpedition to ZD7 St Helena over a year ago. I had to cancel my trip due to commercial fights not starting as planned.

Well, they are finally starting on 14th October 2017 and I am hoping to be on the first commercial flights to St Helena after all!

I am planning to stay for one week for this trip, and will be operating SSB and some Data (maybe even FT8!).

As before, I am staying in self-catering accommodation a couple of miles from Jamestown, on a plateau above the town with a good take-off to the W, N and E. The radios I am planning to take are FT 991 and FT891 and a Juma PA1000, with a vertical antenna and a variety of wires, dipoles and fibreglass supports.

I have setup a website at My callsign should be ZD7VDE.

On-line log with be via Clublog and QSLs via OQRS.

Many thanks and please contact me if you need more information.

Please note that it is possible the flights may be delayed and I may travel later than 14th October – see my website for more information.

All the best, Bill G0VDE