Data & SSB
CW & SSB
CW & SSB
Chief Pilot is Ken Dons GM0AXY, who's QTH is in Edinburgh,
Scotland. His email address is KenDons@compuserve.com
You can read Ken's radio profile on the operation page.
folks its the 19th and this is the day we leave. We are
meeting at RAF Brize Norton at 20.00hrs to check in, park
our vehicles and wait for the flight to depart at 23.00
hrs. We arrive at Ascension around 07.30 hrs, 20th March.
Providing we all sleep during the flight we should be
fit to get all our equipment delivered to the QTH and
install as much as we can during the day/evening. We may
have a station on air by late evening, but otherwise it
will be sometime during the Wednesday 21st. From today
the latest news will be posted by Ken our Pilot and will
be available at the top right of the web page labelled
'News'. So from all the team thanks again for everyones
help, support and best wishes and we look forward to working
you from ZD8K then ZD7K. Vy 73 to all from the team.
log search facility has been up dated and will now just
confrim your band and mode. Many thanks to Richard G4ZFE
for assisting Ken our Pilot modify this. Also thanks again
Jon from Crystal Communications for putting the Latest
News page on the top right of the pages. This will be
up dated by Ken once we are away on the dxpedition. Doug
has reported good results from testing the homebrew band
pass units for the WARC bands. Adrian G0CAC has kindly
tested all of these units. Serious packing and weighing
going on tomorrow for all of us I am sure! Rich says 'since
my new Advent notebook with SDX is keying my Kenwood 570
so beautifully, along with my
ETM 9C in parrallel,
I don't really want to disamantle and pack it up, but
tomorrow I must!'
Over this weekend we plan to install a new separate Late
News page. This will be updated by Ken GM0AXY.
Hrs 16th March - From Doug; I phoned Curnow this morning,
in response to a letter received from them yesterday.
The RMS St Helena is running three days late at present.
This means that we will be sailing from ZD8 on 30 MARCH
(was 27th) and arriving ZD7 01 APRIL. We have to confirm
embarkation times with Curnow's agent (AIS) when we arrive
on ZD8. Glyn has confirmed with AIS that our accommodation
arrangements are OK for the revised schedule. On the return
leg, we now depart ZD7 16 APRIL (was 14th) and arrive
ZD8 18 APRIL, so we are still in line to catch the plane
home on 19th. See the revised schedule below.
16th March - Three special thank you's are in order;
Being the last working day before our departure next Monday
we all have several things to achieve before close of
business today and active weekends for sure! Whilst the
log search facility is up and running and tested, we are
hoping Richard G4ZFE will give us some assistance and
advice in fine tuning it when he returns from Stuttgart
this weekend. We can report considerable excitement in
the camp as the six months of planning, which has included
huge numbers of telephone calls and emails, finally comes
down to 'see you next Monday at 20.00 hours at Brize'.
our friends on the Islands who, encouraged us to visit
in the first place and have helped us continuously throughout
the last 6 months, Barrie ZD7MY, Bruce ZD7VC & Johnny
ZD8KW, thank you guys and look forward to seeing you soon!
Adrian G0CAC for helping Doug with the Band pass filters.
Tony G0OPB for advice on filters. The D68C team including
Martin G3ZAY and Nigel G4KIU regarding the log search
and Don G3XTT regarding LF antennas for the islands. Phil
G3SWH for your help and advice. Jon at Crystal Communications
for finally uploading our log check facility.
W1NG, G3XYP, GW8ASA, UA6JD, ZF1DC and GW4BLE for your
good wishes. Alf MW1AML for a superb dxpedition T-shirt
design. John GW0ACH and Rob MW1COE for making Rich's new
Notepad work! Many Thanks Dave GM3COQ. Andy G4OJH, Peter
G3TJE and John G0JQN for your best wishes. Keith G3TTC
for offering to come and give us a hand. All our sponsors
and supporters listed on sponsors
page. Richard G4ZFE for helping with the Log Search
facility. Sid K3SX for your best wishes.
Schedule - *Revised*