5W1SA Samoa FT8 Mode

Summary of DX Activity since 2015-06-05 By Michael, G7VJR

Club Log DX Report for the period 2015-06-05 to 2015-06-12 This report is sent to the Club Log Google Group every 7 days. It’s also available daily at 14:30Z from https://secure.clublog.org/dxreport.html. It contains a summary of band conditions and activity, based on the data that you and other Club Log users have uploaded. If you have any suggestions or feedback on this report, please email Michael G7VJR at michael. Solar activity The following data was recorded for the Solar Flux Index (SFI), A-index and K-index.

Date SFI A K
2015-06-12 140 9 12
2015-06-11 135 12 11
2015-06-10 137 13 10
2015-06-09 134 33 9
2015-06-08 137 7 8
2015-06-07 133 5 7
2015-06-06 126 3 6

Active Expeditions The following table lists the 15 most recent expeditions to use Club Log.

Callsign DXCC Last QSO # QSOs % Unique DXLite
FW5JJ WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS 2015-06-11 23:46 50,769 41.70
FS/K9EL SAINT MARTIN 2015-06-11 22:37 39,737 46.35
J68HZ SAINT LUCIA 2015-06-09 01:41 11,536 59.09
HZ1FI SAUDI ARABIA 2015-06-07 05:34 28,768 54.11
ER/G3TXF MOLDOVA 2015-06-03 07:44 900 92.78
YB4IR/7_OC-166 INDONESIA 2015-05-31 18:58 1,925 80.94
YB4IR/7_OC-268 INDONESIA 2015-05-27 20:33 5,354 66.29
P40FY ARUBA 2015-05-26 11:02 5,406 82.74
3B9/EA5IDQ RODRIGUEZ ISLAND 2015-05-24 02:56 1,317 74.94
PW0F FERNANDO DE NORONHA 2015-05-20 01:51 20,399 57.53
3B8/EA5IDQ MAURITIUS ISLAND 2015-05-18 19:55 1,567 71.22
YB5M INDONESIA 2015-05-17 02:23 2,789 65.08
JD1YBT OGASAWARA 2015-05-15 01:05 19,589 45.38
HR5/F2JD HONDURAS 2015-05-11 17:08 27,637 55.89
MT0IXD ISLE OF MAN 2015-05-11 06:55 2,694 63.18

Most Active Bands This chart illustrates which bands are being used most heavily during the period of this report, and the proportion of QSOs which are DX (crossing continents) in red.

Band QSOs % DX Graph
160M 337 2.67
80M 4,498 8.85
60M 34 11.76
40M 17,014 14.63
30M 3,342 53.89
20M 40,703 53.33
17M 16,109 69.33
15M 21,269 68.64
12M 3,051 74.86
10M 3,103 62.87
6M 7,749 11.21
4M 89 23.60
2M 870 1.26

The total number of QSOs uploaded to Club Log during this period was 118,168. Most active OQRS Accounts This table lists the most active callsigns using the Club Log Online QSL Request system in the period of this report.

Callsign DXCC # QSLs OQRS
K1N NAVASSA ISLAND 340
FW5JJ WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS 96
YB4IR/7_OC-268 INDONESIA 73
PW0F FERNANDO DE NORONHA 72
S01WS WESTERN SAHARA 60
3G0ZC JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLANDS 48
TI9/3Z9DX COCOS ISLAND 46
C21EU NAURU 41
YB4IR/7_OC-166 INDONESIA 39
3XY5M GUINEA 34
YB8RW/P_OC-246 INDONESIA 31
FS/K9EL SAINT MARTIN 29
PY0F/PP1CZ FERNANDO DE NORONHA 28
ZL7E CHATHAM ISLAND 27
5T0SP MAURITANIA 26

QSO matches for rare entities The following callsigns have matched QSOs in Club Log in the period of this report. This normally indicates that the DX log has been uploaded to Club Log recently.

Callsign DXCC Rank # Matches DXLite
EP2C IRAN 51 38
VU4A ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS 56 923
XX9LT MACAO 57 2
ZK3Q TOKELAU ISLANDS 59 5
ZK3E TOKELAU ISLANDS 59 9
ZD9A TRISTAN DA CUNHA & GOUGH ISLANDS 68 2
FW1JG WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS 72 40
FW5JJ WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS 72 36
3G0ZC JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLANDS 74 4
4W/N1YC TIMOR-LESTE 75 284
S01WS WESTERN SAHARA 77 1
ZL7E CHATHAM ISLAND 80 1
ZL7/F8FUA CHATHAM ISLAND 80 1
9N7CW NEPAL 81 122
E41WT PALESTINE 90 42
YJ0GA VANUATU 101 1
TJ3SN CAMEROON 113 62
PY0F/PP1CZ FERNANDO DE NORONHA 123 1
PW0F FERNANDO DE NORONHA 123 2,074
8Q7CQ MALDIVES 128 179
XU7AGA CAMBODIA 144 11
3A2MW MONACO 159 2
3A/IU2CIQ MONACO 159 47
5W0AF SAMOA 160 1
5W1SA SAMOA 160 138

QSOs with rare entities (including unmatched) These QSOs are unverified but may give a clue as to activity by rare DX stations in the period of this report.

Callsign DXCC Rank # QSOs # Spots DXLite
JG8NQJ/JD1 MINAMI TORISHIMA 30 15 37
FW5JJ WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS 72 11 105
4W/PE7T TIMOR-LESTE 75 87 315
4W/N1YC TIMOR-LESTE 75 157 502
9N7CW NEPAL 81 34 129
5U5U NIGER 83 93 488
9Q6AL DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO 99 3 14
TN/CT1FJZ REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 103 8 49
V85SS BRUNEI 109 17 17
V73NS MARSHALL ISLANDS 110 2 18
3B9FR RODRIGUEZ ISLAND 112 30 110
TJ3SN CAMEROON 113 3 20
TJ3TS CAMEROON 113 5 6
3D2KM FIJI ISLANDS 125 8 36
8Q7CQ MALDIVES 128 43 320
8R1AK GUYANA 129 3 50
5V7MI TOGO 131 39 42
4S7NE SRI LANKA 132 4 11
4S7VG SRI LANKA 132 17 24
4S7AB SRI LANKA 132 22 37
ZD7FT SAINT HELENA 133 15 125
UK8OM UZBEKISTAN 137 2 10
UK7AL UZBEKISTAN 137 3 2
UK8FF UZBEKISTAN 137 7 4
T8CW PALAU 140 7 37
5T0JL MAURITANIA 142 5 5
XU7AGA CAMBODIA 144 7 49
TY2BP BENIN 147 4 6
J28NC DJIBOUTI 150 23 76
ZB2CW GIBRALTAR 152 2 17

The information in this report is generated from the data stored in Club Log’s database. Thanks for participating, and good DX! 73, Michael G7VJR https://secure.clublog.org

VP8STI & VP8SGI Project 2016 (Plans)

Minientrada

Equipment

We’ll be active from 10 to 160 meters (include WARC bands) with 6 stations in CW, SSB and RTTY.

TX / RX Amplifiers Antennas Others
Elecraft K3 Elecraft KPA500 Shared CW or SSB; Qty 3 radios same time:
3 el C3 Tri-bander (10,15,20) FORCE 12″
4O3A High Power Triplexer
403A High Power Band Pass Filters; 1 Set for 10, 15 & 20 Meters
Qty 1 200′ LMR 400 Coax
Qty 4, 4′ RG-8U Coax Jumpers
Qty 1 20′ Telescoping Mast
Radiosport headset
Dell Laptop PC with N1MM
CW Iambic Keyer
W3YY CW Interface
Elecraft K3 Elecraft KPA500 Shared CW or SSB; Qty 2 radios same time:
3 el C3X Dual-bander (12,17) FORCE 12″
4O3A High Power Custom Duplexer (12,17)
403A High Power Band Pass Filters; 1 Set for 12 & 17 Meters
Qty 1 200′ LMR 400 Coax
Qty 4, 4′ RG-8U Coax Jumpers
Qty 1 20′ Telescoping Mast
Radiosport headset
Dell Laptop PC with N1MM
CW Iambic Keyer
W3YY CW Interface
Elecraft K3 Elecraft KPA500 RTTY & 60 Meter Station; Qty 1 radio
3 el C3 Tri-bander (10,15,20) FORCE 12″
1/4 Wire Vertical for 60 Meters with Ground Radials
403A High Power Band Pass Filters; 1 Set for 10, 15 & 20 Meters
Qty 2 200′ LMR 400 Coax
Qty 3, 4′ RG-8U Coax Jumpers
Qty 2 20′ Telescoping Mast
Radiosport headset
Dell Laptop PC with N1MM
CW Iambic Keyer
W3YY CW Interface
RTTY interface
Elecraft K3 Elecraft KPA500 Shared CW or RTTY; Qty 1 radio:
1/4 Vertical from FORCE 12 for 30 Meters (heavy duty aluminum design)
403A High Power Band Pass Filters; 30 Meters
Qty 2 200′ LMR 400 Coax
Qty 4, 4′ RG-8U Coax Jumpers
300′ Wire Beverage
Qty 15 Ground Radials 14 awg minimum; 30 meters (23′ 1 3/4″ each – cut at 10.115 mhz)
Radiosport headset
Dell Laptop PC with N1MM
CW Iambic Keyer
W3YY CW Interface
Elecraft K3 Elecraft KPA500 Shared CW, SSB or RTTY; Qty 1 radio:
1/4 Vertical from FORCE 12 for 40 Meters (heavy duty aluminum design)
403A High Power Band Pass Filters; 40 Meters
Qty 2 200′ LMR 400 Coax
Qty 4, 4′ RG-8U Coax Jumpers
300′ Wire Beverage
Qty 15 Ground Radials 14 awg minimum; 40 meters (32′ 11 1/2″ each – cut at 7.1 mhz)
Radiosport headset
Dell Laptop PC with N1MM
CW Iambic Keyer
W3YY CW Interface
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA (for low bands) Shared CW, SSB or RTTY; Qty 1 radio:
1/4 Verticals from FORCE 12 for 80 & 160 Meters (Bottom Coil loaded; heavy duty aluminum design)
403A High Power Band Pass Filters; 1 Set for 80 & 160 Meters
Qty 3 200′ LMR 400 Coax
Qty 4, 4′ RG-8U Coax Jumpers
300′ Wire Beverage
Qty 8 Ground Radials 14 awg minimum; 80 meters (65′ 0″ each – cut at 3.6 MHz)
Qty 8 Ground Radials 14 awg minimum; 160 meters (128′ 1 3/4″ each – cut at 1.826 MHz)
Radiosport headset
Dell Laptop PC with N1MM
CW Iambic Keyer
W3YY CW Interface
Other Items:
Qty 3 Expert 1.3K-FA Solid State Amplifiers/Tuners.
Qty 6 4KW Generators
Qty 2 Tents (24′ x 24′ Circle); 1 tent for operating and 1 tent for sleeping
Qty 6 Operating Tables
Qty 6 Operating Chairs
Qty 14 sleep cots; operators bring their own sleeping bag
Qty 1 Inmarsat BGAN Internet Terminal.

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VP8 ANTENNA DIAGRAM

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VP8 ANTENNA DIAGRAM

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VP8 CAMP LAYOUT

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VP8 STATIONS TENT LAYOUT

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VP8 30 METER ANTENNA DIAGRAM

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VP8 40 METER ANTENNA DIAGRAM

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VP8 80 METER ANTENNA DIAGRAM

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VP8 160 METER ANTENNA DIAGRAM

Band Plans

Band plan to use, to be possibe.

BAND CW SSB RTTY
160M 1.826.5
80M 3.523 3.790 3.580
40M 7.023 7.082 7.045
30M 10.105 10.142
20M 14.023 14.185 14.080
17M 18.079 18.130 18.099
15M 21.023 21.285 21.080
12M 24.894 24.944 24.912
10M 28.023 28.485 28.080

DXpedition Itinerary.

information for the VP8 Itinerary Plans.

Our plan is to voyage first to South Georgia Island. We will meet with Government representatives and have a safety and biosecurity meeting. We will then voyage South to South Sandwich, one of the harshest places on earth.

We will anchor, off load and set up camp to be there for ten days. Our goal is for eight full days of QRV. After we meet our goals, we will voyage to South Georgia Island. We will off load and set up there for a planned ten days with eight full days of QRV.

If we are delayed in getting to or leaving South Sandwich, we will sacrifice time at South Georgia to do a good job from South Sandwich. This is essentially two ten day DXpeditions to two very rare entities stitched together. We will be QRV from 10-160 meters on CW/SSB and RTTY. Let the voyage begin!

Location Map

VP8STI/VP8SGI Location Map

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Azimuthal Map

VP8STI/VP8SGI Azimuthal Map

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Cuba! CO2JD uploaded to LOTW