2020 TO9W Cancelled
2-11 DECEMBER 2020
Due to the COVID pandemic, the team has decided to postpone our December 2020 activation of TO9W. We are very sad to miss this year's low band season, but health and safety always comes first.
Please look for us in June and December 2021!
June 1-18, 2021: Primary focus on 6 meters
November 30 - December 10, 2021: All bands & modes with focus on 160, 80, 60 and 40.
Here is some info from our 2019 TO9W operation:
Team Saint Martin 2019 operators include:
Paul, K9NU John, W9ILY Gary, N9AOL John, 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 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.
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
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.
If you do not find your call in the log, please email TO9W2019@gmail.com
TO9W - W9ILY will handle all QSL requests. All QSOs will be posted on LOTW. QSL cards will be available. We prefer the use of Club Log OQRS for both direct and bureau cards. Cards may also be requested direct to W9ILY - Unfortunately IRCs cannot be accepted. Requests via the bureau are also OK.
During the operation please send all reports, schedule requests, log checks and comments to our pilot stations. Nick, K9NB can be reached at email@example.com. Mike, W9MK can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.