The island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten was devasted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The people of the island faced many hardships but now welcome tourists back to their wonderful island. We will celebrate with the people of Saint Martin from 28 November to 8 December, 2018.
Team Saint Martin 2018 operators include:
Paul, FS/K9NU Marco, FS4WBS John, FS/W9ILY
Mike, FS/W9MK John FS/K9EL
Each operator will sign their own call throughout the operation. In addition, Nick, K9NB, has agreed to act as our pilot station.
Equipment will consist of three Elecraft K3 transceivers, two Expert 1.3K amplifiers and one Elecraft KPA500 amplifier. Accessory gear includes MicroHam interfaces plus laptop computers.
160: Inverted L
40: Quarter wave vertical
30: Vertical & Dipole
20, 17, 15: Dipoles
12, 10, 6: Yagi
Low Band Receive: SAL20 Shared Apex loop
The team's primary focus will be on 80 and 160 meters during hours of darkness. We will also operate 40 through 6 depending on openings. Primary modes will be CW, SSB and FT8. Our plan is to operate FT8 in Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition frequencies. Some RTTY is also planned. There will be NO operation on 60 meters or PSK modes.
When the normal FT8 frequencies are busy, we will operate Fox/Hound mode on:
3567, 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091 KHz.
IMPORTANT: WE WILL BE USING VERSION 1.9.1 SOFTWARE ONLY
FS/K9NU - ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, Direct, Bureau
FS/W9ILY - ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, Direct, Bureau
FS/K9EL - ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, Direct, Bureau
FS4WBS - QSL via IZ1MHY
Daily uploads to ClubLog and LOTW will be done if possible.
We will be operating on a hillside location not far from Orient Beach with excellent takeoff to most areas of the world.
Before and after the operation, please contact each operator directly via their QRZ.COM email address. During the operation, we may not be able to read email on a regular basis, so please send all reports, requests, comments, etc to our pilot station - K9NB. Nick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.