Already 2 weeks since MJ2017

Today 2 weeks ago we arrived backhome after a nice and, we think,  succesfull DX-trip to Jersey in the British Channel Islands.

The many QSL requests received both with the clublog OQRS system and the standard mail proof that we made a lot of stations happy with a new bandpoint or better. On forehand we had not received many specific requests but our wide spreaded field of interest within the team certainly helped to make it happen. The 60m activity stands-out were we look to the reactions and QSL requests we receive.

NO, we could not all we had hoped for. 6 meter propagation was bad and our antenna for that band was limited. Only a handful of qso’s but all except one with local stations. S51AT was worked on digital during the last day. Looking at the demand a dedecated 6m DXpedition to Jersey might be worthwhile again in the ES season.

Loosing the 2 meter amplfier did not help also. We know that there was some demand to work the MJ country on 2m also and we are glad we could give quite a number of stations a new country. But on Tuesday we lost our amplifier whih silently died making an early stop to our 2m activities. Sorry for the station waiting for us on EME, we simply did not have sufficient power anymore.

As promised all QSO’s have been uploaded to LOTW and QSL cards are expected from the printer in a few weeks time. When you have not received LOTA confirmation of can’t find the qso in our clublog logs, please contact Alex PA1AW. He will help you with any log related issues.

We found some recordings on YouTube we like to share with you:

Back home

We safely returned home and look back to a very pleasant and succesfull week of activity from Jersey EU-013.

Our goal was to provide as many as possible “bandpoints” to those needing the Jersey DXCC on any band or mode. With over 15000 QSO’s in our logs we certainly did where we came for, and apart from that we also had a super week. We like to thank you all for this.

A special THANK YOU for the members of the Jersey Amateur Radio Society who gave us a warm welcome and were there to support us. In that we respect we especially like to name Mat MJ0ASP, Phil GJ4BCQ and Steve MJ0ULE.

When back home the mailman already brought us many QSL requests, and the same happened on the Clublog OQRS. QSL is currently being printed and we expect to start sending out cards in a few weeks.