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TO2SP going QRT

TO2SP DXpedition team L-R:     K1CC, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP3CYY, SP3GEM,SP6JIU Our DXpedition is rapidly coming to a close. Today is our last full day on St. Barts. Late in the afternoon we are taking down most of our antennas, leaving just one or two for the night. We are flyingRead More …


Day 14 (Nov 28) – After the contest

Conditions for the contest deteriorated significantly following a week of good propagation the week before. We started setting up for the contest too late and ended up with a late start. Our two SSB ops spent the weekend on the WARC bands on RTTY and SSB all weekend with theirRead More …


Day 10 (Nov 24) — CQWW CW — Please work us !!

The bands are slowly getting better. The CQWW CW contest is coming up shortly in a few hours. We’d really appreciate a QSO with everyone on as many bands as possible, whether you’ve worked us before or not. Once again, we are offering a souvenir from St. Barthelemy for allRead More …


Day 9 (Nov 23) – Happy Thanksgiving!

No turkey dinner here, we’re all taking turns at the radio or sleeping. The pool is delightful during operating breaks and the weather is always the same – beautiful!! We had no running water for 1 ˝ days, it turns out we depleted the water storage tanks under the houseRead More …


Day 7 (Nov 21) – Good progress

Another day on St. Barts – the weather is always the same, it’s sunny with a daytime temperature of 84F (29C) and 78F (26C) at night, with very little day-to-day variation. There’s a mild breeze and of course it’s quite humid. We have our stations set up in the livingRead More …


Day 6 (Nov 20) – QRV!

After a very shaky start since Tuesday, all good news to report today. Our last suitcase arrived yesterday at 5 PM so we are now operating in full force. We reconfigured our station with the last amplifier and the missing computers and now have 3 fully operational stations on theRead More …


Day 4 (Nov 18) — Baggage arrived (almost!)

As usual, good news and bad news (but mostly good!).   Our daily trip to the airport yesterday resulted in 3 out of 5 remaining pieces of baggage arriving.  There are still 2 pieces somewhere in the Caribbean with our 3rd and 4th radios…   The good news is that the bagsRead More …


Day 2 (Nov 16) — Still no luggage….

So here we are on St. Barts on day 2 and still no luggage…   We drove to the airport to check the status and were told that our luggage is now on St. Martin.  We can see St. Martin from our QTH, it’s only a 10-minute flight.  However, we wereRead More …


We’re here!

We left on Monday November 13 by car from Wroclaw to Berlin and spent the night in Berlin.   Our flight to Paris Charles deGaulle was at 6 AM the next morning.  We were successful in our airport transfer in Paris within our narrow 3 hour time window.   We were nowRead More …


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