SAINT MARTIN 2019

4-13 DECEMBER 2019

 

We are returning to the beautiful island of Saint Martin in December 2019.   Our primary focus will be on the low bands - 40, 80, 160, primarily using CW and FT8 to maximize the number of contacts.   We will pay special attention to Asia as the window is very small.  There will be activity on other bands and modes as time permits.

 

THE TEAM

EQUIPMENT

ANTENNAS

OPERATING

QSL INFO

QTH

CONTACT

 

THE TEAM

Team Saint Martin 2019 operators include:

 Paul, FS/K9NU     John, FS/W9ILY     Gary, FS/N9AOL        John, FS/K9EL       Marco, FS4WBS

             

 

Team Saint Martin 2019 pilots:

Nick, K9NB lead pilot         Mike, W9MK co-pilot

          

Both Nick and Mike have previously operated from Saint Martin, so they know our operating conditions. 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

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.

 

ANTENNAS

160: Inverted L - (much taller than 2018!)

80: Full Size Dipole

40: Quarter wave vertical

30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10: Dipoles

6: 3 element yagi

Low Band Receive: SAL20 Shared Apex loop

 

OPERATING

The team's primary focus will be on 40, 80 and 160 meters during hours of darkness.  We will also operate 30 through 6 depending on openings.    Primary modes will be CW and FT8.   Our plan is to operate FT8 in Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition frequencies.  SSB and RTTY are 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.  If those frequencies are busy, we will announce our operating frequency.

We will be an entry in the ARRL 160 Meter contest, 6-8 December.

 

QSL INFO

FS/K9NU - ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, Direct, Bureau

FS/W9ILY - ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, Direct, Bureau

FS/K9EL - ClubLog OQRS, LOTW, Direct, Bureau

FS/N9AOL - LOTW, Direct, Bureau

FS4WBS - via IZ1MHY

 

Daily uploads to ClubLog and LOTW will be done if possible.  

 

QTH

We will be operating on a hillside location not far from Orient Beach with excellent takeoff to most areas of the world.

 

CONTACT

During the operation please send all reports, schedule requests, log checks and comments to our pilot stations. Nick, K9NB can be reached at k9nb@arrl.net.  Mike, W9MK can be reached at mikew9mk@gmail.com.