The April 2023 pre-trip has 3 operators (Ben DL6FBL, Braco E77DX, Robert SP5XVY) on 3 operating seats (maximum 3 transmitted signals on 3 different bands at any time). Each operator is using the same operating seat all the time, we are just changing antennas outside (see picture gallery).
- 2x Elecraft K3 + SPE Expert 1.3k-FA
- 1x Icom IC-705 + Juma 1000
- 2x MicroHAM MK2 interface
- 3x Notebook computers with DXlog logging software
Finally we let the computers run in a wired Ethernet network, because under WiFi we experienced a higher number of unsynchronized contacts on the DXlog computers which also lead to upload errors over the Club Log Livestream. Those upload errors will have been increased by the poor Internet connectivity over LTE, too, which we experienced on most local evenings. After all we are happy that we used Club Log Livestream, and we want to thank their team for providing such great tools for DXpeditions and regular HAM activities.
The April 2023 pre-trip was only using wire antennas, directly on the beachfront. Pictures in the picture gallery.
|160m||No activity in April 2023 => wait for November 2023|
|80m||No activity in April 2023 => wait for November 2023|
|60m||No activity in April 2023 => wait for November 2023|
|40m||Vertical Dipole hanging down from palm tree|
|30m||Quarterwave Vertical with two elevated radials|
|20m||Vertical Dipole hanging down from palm tree|
|17m||Vertical Dipole hanging down from palm tree|
|15m||Vertical Dipole hanging down from palm tree|
|12m||Vertical Dipole hanging down from palm tree|
|10m||Vertical Dipole hanging down from palm tree|
|6m||Lightweight 4-ele Yagi (only for monitoring)|