Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DXpedition dates brought forward

The dates for the Magnetic Island DXpedition have been brought forward by a couple of weeks. We'll be going to a different location than last year as seen on the picture above. I'll be using a 40m dipole which will be put up in the air using the slingshot. For 10m, 15m and 20m I'll have the Spiderbeam tribander and the HF9V will be ground mounted on the rocks on a small cliff overlooking the water. All operation with be on SSB, PSK31 and RTTY (I don't do CW). I'll be operating on whatever bands are open but I'm hoping for favourable conditions to North America which seemed to suffer on last years trip. We'll arrive on April 17 and I hope to have all of the antennas up and running by mid-afternoon.