3rd Day in MJ…. May 7th, 2017

This day we had 24 hour service to you all. Ronald PA3EWP and Alex PA1AW stayed at the station and operated overnight on the low bands and 144 mhz in the contest. The latter was disappointing but the fun on especially 60 and 160 meters was great and made it worth the missed sleep.

Ronald activated mainly 60m on CW, SSB and JT65 giving many of you a new band slot. Alex spent time on 160m and all requests received before the expedition were made. Very nice bandconditions to South America on both 160 and 80 meters. Also Alex was active in both CW and SSB.

The team met each other over “breakfast”in the hotel where Jo and Roberto took off to the station and Ronald and Alex went for a few hours sleep.

In the afternoon the team completed at the station and had lunch and took time to wrap up the situation. It was decided that we would put up the 40m vertical to complete the station. Unfortunately the planned 40m 4 sq was no option because of available space 🙁   After this was completed (an hour work) the official pictures were taken in teamware and it was back to the radio’s.

The QSO nummber increased a lot today despite the work and bad propagation on the higher bands. Alex also spent a lot of time operation 2m Meteorscatter providing many station with a new DXCC on 2m band.

MJ/PA1AW operating position

MJ/PA1AW operating position


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