[amsat-bb] Saint Barts satellite operation

Jim White jim at coloradosatellite.com
Fri Apr 28 00:08:34 UTC 2017

See the below announcement of our DXPedition to St. Barts in October.  I 
plan to operate several satellites this time and to concentrate on 
evening passes when they are available.  Equipment will be (as it was on 
Montserrat in 2015) an IC910H and Arrow.  I'll again announce the passes 
I'll operate here on amsat-bb in advance with updates during the 
expedition.  Callsign will be FJ/N0KV. Satellite QSOs will be uploaded 
to LOTW either during or immediately after the trip and paper QSLs will 
be available from N0KV; please provide an SASE.

Jim, WD0E

AI5P, N0KV, W0ZA and WD0E plan to operate from Pointe Milou, St. Barthelemy
Island (IOTA NA-146/Grid Square FK87) from October 17 - 26. Operation 
will be on
80-10 meters (SSB/CW/RTTY) with satellite operation by WD0E. Conditions may
largely limit most activity to 20 meters and down. Operating 160 meters 
is being
considered; however, no antenna option is yet finalized.

Satellite operation will take place on several satellites. A satellite 
and  pass
schedule will be announced on the AMSAT-bb in advance.

Equipment includes three Elecraft K3's and two 500 watt Elecraft amps. 
include a SteppIR crank IR vertical for 80-10 meters, a folding hexbeam by
Folding Antennas (Germany) on 20-10 meters, LPDA's on 20 and 17 meters and
verticals on 30 and 40 meters.

Operation will be as continuous as conditions warrant.  The Colorado 
operators have
decided to use FJ/N0KV as their callsign while AI5P will be active as 

FJ/N0KV logs will be updated to LOTW while Rick's logs (FJ/AI5P) will 
not since
he continues to be an analog guy with an actual key and pen/paper log.

Paper QSLs will be available from both N0KV and AI5P direct and via the 
buro. US addressees send SASE; addressees outside the US should send SAE 
plus $2 for return postage.
Use of Club Log is not anticipated.

Further information will be published as the trip approaches.

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