3/25/2016 @ 16:51: Update as of 1528z: We just finished the radio op meeting setting the schedule for tonight. We’ll have two stations on throughout the night. Not all ops have claimed bands and modes, but 40 m is scheduled to be SSB until around 2100z, when the RTTY ops will take over for a few hours. We will operate RTTY on 7.039, listening somewhere between 7.030 and 7.038.
Tomorrow morning we will try again to get the 160 meter antenna up. Winds have been lower at that time, so we think we have a good chance of success.
Tonight for the first time since we arrived, the expedition team has had time to relax (stations are set up; too dark to work on antennas). Photos are being reviewed, emails sent to family and friends, and a backlog of thoughts from three busy days are being written down.
For weather, we have drizzle, a temperature of 4.5 C (40 F), and light winds NW at 6 kts.
“The world hamradio net has never been muted.” – “La red mundial de radioaficionados nunca ha sido silenciada.”
Francisco “Siso” Hennessey – HK3W / 5K3W / 5K0W