4W8X Update (28-Nov): Club Log information not yet complete. Still missing contacts. We are working on the problem. Do not send E-Mail to us about missing contacts. Please just wait! Thanks for your understanding!
Yesterday we took down the whole second location. Today we are dismantling the main location. We'll keep the 160m Vertical, the Beverages and the 60m Dipole. We'll hang up Vertical Dipoles for some other bands which we had used before in April. Only restricted operation during local nighttime.

Propagation (November)

Stu, K6TU, has provided us with a nice propagation tool. It creates prediction charts for all bands from 10m through 80m - based on your real location (Maidenhead locator like JO31 or FM19). You can select from some typical antenna farms on your side like "Vertical", "Tribander/Wires" or "Big Gun". The tool will help you to get an idea when to reach Timor-Leste on which band.

You can use this service for free and generate your individual chart (no login required, but please consider to check out Stu's other services offered there).

Here is one example of what you can get from the tool:

Reproduced with permission – K6TU, 2023

Please use our contact form and let us know what you think about this service. We'll be happy to forward your feedback to Stu, K6TU.

Difficult propagation paths

To understand what are the difficult signal paths through the polar regions, look at the Great Circle Map around Timor-Leste. There will be challenges to reach W1, W2, VE1, VE2, VE9, VO1, VO2, other countries in the Arctic and also some parts of South America. Having understood that, we'll try to be on those bands at those times which can provide the best chances to work those difficult regions.

Picture taken from DXAtlas software, (c) Alex, VE3NEA.

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