4W8X Update (23-Dec): The 4W8X DXpedition is over. On Monday, 04-Dec-2023, at 04:59z the last contact went in the log.
Club Log and OQRS: All incoming messages regarding missing contacts have been settled. If you still miss contact(s) with 4W8X, please let us know.
Our callsign 4W8X has been pirated every now and then. Eventually you didn't work us, but the pirate(s).
However, if you once "saw" your contact on Club Log and later it had disappeared, of course we should have a look again.
Else, please request your 4W8X paper QSL card and LotW confirmation here.
Many Thanks for all the contacts. We hope you enjoyed our activity as much as we did. 73 and seasons greetings from DL6FBL and the team.

Welcome to Timor Leste

[Now QRT] - 4W8X DXpedition - November 2023

Planned for 2020, but stopped out by COVID-19, the Lagunaria DX Group went to Timor-Leste in November 2023.
In April 2023, a 3-men scouting trip successfully worked 43.000+ QSOs as 4W1A from our prospected QTH.
They refreshed all contracts that we had originally made (and paid!) in 2020.

Key facts:
  • 20 operators from Germany, Austria and Poland.
  • Material was transported in a 20-foot seafreight container.
  • Setup schedule: First pioneers on site: Sunday, 05-Nov-2023.
  • On 07-Nov first signals on the air, only few hours per day.
  • Sunday, 12-Nov-2023: team is complete, finish setup, start 24/7 shifts.
  • CW, SSB, RTTY and FT4/FT8 - two signals per band at the same time.
  • EME operation on 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 432 MHz and 1296 MHz,
    including ARRL International EME Contest on 25-26 November 2023.
  • 25-26 November 2023: CQ WW DX Contest CW (Multi/Multi).
  • After CQWW: station will be dismantled and re-packed in the container.
  • 3 team members stayed until 06-Dec-2023 to handle the container export.
  • They kept operating with simple gear until 05-Dec-2023 04:59z.
  • Now our QSL Manager Sven, DJ4MX, will take over and handle the QSL job.
  • Use the 4W8X Club Log OQRS service to request your QSL card.
  • [13-Mar-2024]: 4W8X QSL cards going out by postal mail today...
73, The Lagunaria DX Group
Ben, DL6FBL (Team Leader)

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