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2017年11月13日 (月)

VK9AR update for news outets

VK5CE CraigさんよりDX news関連へ情報が発信されました。(右上の翻訳ボタンをご利用ください)

 
After 3 days at sea we arrived at the Ashmore Reef Marine Park late in the afternoon on November 7 and were boarded by Australian Border Force personnel to inspect the boat and assess the permits and documentation of our operation, the bird researchers and the vessel itself. A key issue was to ensure that we had appropriate life support on Ashmore Reef and could safely arrive and leave the island based on the tides there. With 2 hours of sunlight left, Border Force Officers gave us approval to land on Ashmore Reef and build our camp and erect antennas, but it meant that by the time we were finished it was dark and they would not allow us to safely return to the boat. This scenario was ideal as it meant we could operate at times that were favourable to Europe and North America, this was the case for the first three days. The downside was that we could not operate for a fourth day because the boat needed to depart at 9am local time and the tides would have left us stranded on the reef.
 
AB5EB Mike, AD5A Mike and VK5CE Craig operated as VK9AR (OC-216) for 2.5 days (2 days 13.5 hours) and made 8167 QSOs. AB5EB and AD5A operated CW and VK5CE was on SSB. QSOs were Asia (50%), Europe (33%) and North America (13%) with . We would frequently ask for North America only or Europe only to maximise QSO’s to the harder to reach DX destinations such as the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and the north-east of North America. This worked well with many north-eastern W/VE, over 100 EI/UK stations and over 200 Scandinavians getting in the log.
 
On the return journey from Ashmore Reef to Broome, there was an opportunity for the bird researchers to do a quick 2-4 hour visit to Browse Island to do some bird watching. This presented us with the chance to do a quick activation there as well. We had no choice of the arrival/departure time or length of stay, this was purely for the birdwatchers. But considering this IOTA was activated once only in 2000 and was only claimed by 10.2% of chasers, we made the effort to get it on the air with 2 stations for as long as we could. The boat arrived at the island in the dead of night and we were on the back of the deck ready to go at 330am (1930 UTC). As Browse is surrounded with a rocky coral reef and there was a nasty swell at the reef, we could not land there during the dark. The earliest the captain could safely let us depart was 445am (2045 UTC). We landed on the steep beach and quickly brought up the tent, generator, antennas, rigs, amplifiers etc and 45 minutes later we were on the air with one station on 20m CW (300W) and the other on 17m SSB and CW running barefoot. Due to the safety issues of landing, it was unfortunately too late in the morning for Europe and only some got in the log. To our great surprise conditions on both 20m and 17m were good across the entire continent of North America (even with 100W SSB on 17m). We operated as VK9AR/6 (OC-234) for 3 hours and made 725 QSOs with Asia (72%), North/South America (21%) and Europe (1%) with 62% CW and 38% SSB.
 
The weather on Ashmore Reef and Browse was oppressive. Setting up these tent and generator operations in 35C and 80% humidity was incredibly tough but exciting at the same time.
 
The logs and OQRS for VK9AR and VK9AR/6 are now available on Club Log. For VK9AR/6, it shows the logs have not been uploaded yet, but it has been, so ust type in your call to search VK9AR/6
 
The story will come out later and we’ll be designing and ordering QSL cards by the end of the month.
 
73s Craig, Mike and Mike
 
要約のみ。
3人のハムとは別に鳥研究者が同乗していたそうです。彼の研究のためにOC-234に4時間ほど立ち寄ることができたと書いてあります。
 
なお、Club Logも動き始めました。(OC-234はまだです。)
 
Log to search: VK9AR
8,166 QSOs logged between 2017-11-07 10:04Z and 2017-11-09 23:28Z
 
Log to search: VK9AR/6
725 QSOs logged between 2017-11-11 21:31Z and 2017-11-12 00:40Z
 
OC-216は8千QSO、OC-234は700QSOを超えていますね。OQRSはそれぞれ5USDです。ただし、5USD以上送金のドナーは自動的に優先的に送付されます。ふたつリクエストする方は事後のドネーションと思ってください。本当にお疲れさまでした。
 
【余談】
上記DX情報は次の4か所に送られていました。(笑い) Thanks, Craig!
Col MM0NDX<dxer59@gmail.com>, Bernie McClenny<bernie@dailydx.com>, JN6RZM Shu<
jn6rzm@nifty.com>, Alexander Teimurazov<at@at-communication.com>

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本日、もしや「OC-214」と思い休暇を取っていましたが・・・。(^_-)
無事帰港されて良かったです。
準備万端、帰港後の素早い対応に感謝です。
VK9AR/6 のログは「not uploaded any QSOs yet.」とい出ますが照合できます。
お疲れ様でした。

四十物さん、二つとも取れたんですね。おめでとうございます。
しかも、14MHzCWの省エネQSOです。
よかった、よかった。

OC-214 Lacepede Island(レースビード島)はVK5MAV Andyさんの出番です。私もこれでVK-IOTA王手です。

Infoありがとうございます。両島ともログヒットしました!
これで2up です。
ここ数年、VK-IOTAもアクティブになりましたね。しかし、暑くて過ごしにくい中、ペディションに行かれたCraigさん達に感謝です!

佐治さん、おめでとうございます。
残念ながら私はOC-234は交信できませんでした。クレジット済みではありましたが、CQを出しているときにはコールしました。JN6RZMのコールバックがあったとのレポートもいただきましたが、My antenna APA-4はベランダに直接に設置しているためにノイズが高いです。いろいろな手を打って受信能力を高めていますが、QRNにうずもれた信号を拾えないことも多いです。
 
ところがこのアンテナでも20年もやっていますと、P29(23)、YB(56)のIOTAを完成し、VK(53)のIOTAもあとOC-214 Lacepede Islandひとつを残すのみとなりました。VK5MAV Andyさんと折衝中です。近いうちにプランがまとまると考えています。

この結果は私がVK各局に切り込んでいって、当時のJA Friendsがバックアップしてくださったからここまで進捗したと思います。
今回もVK5CE Craigさんが末永く続けてペディションをやってくださるようお礼のメールひとつくらい多くのJA局にやっていただきたいですね。常に多くの皆さん方の関心と声かけが重要と思います。

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