PJ5 Dxpedition comes to the end

Our mini dxpedition to PJ5 comes to the end rapidly. There are 3 days left only. So far there is above 22 500 QSOs in both logs. Despite we are tired we are working very hard to satisfy every one needs. Despie of nearly on line logs on Clublog many station is calling us several times on the same band the some mode which slow down our operation. Please don't do it and take respect on others stations wich still need us. Our QTH is located in very remote place so we don't have any local interferencies. There is the high power solar plant with power about 6 MW which provides energy to the whole island. It is located about 300 m away from us but we don' t have any interferencies from it. Our beverages to JA and EU are long enough to get good reception from both directions. Our plot is fenced around but more smart animals like goats and sheeps are jumping above the fence and making some problems to our antennas. Few days ago one goat eating the grass touched one of the our antenna radials and was shocked by HF energy, She survived and it was nothing to eat for us. A chickens are so hangry and tame that thy eat us the meal out of our plate. TB propagation is suppraising good, the same time we can hear EU , US, Canada and UA stations but we have no more strenght to work on the band on this period of the day. We have the only one QSO on TB with JA so far. Looking forward for more. We had worked with about 30 JA station on 80 m before our sunrise yesterday with good reports.


The survived goat

PJ5 antennas switch board

After CQWW Contest



During the last weekend PJ5/SP6EQZ participated in CQWW Contest. Due to logistic problem - many antennas located on the big plot and parallel second ssb operator it was decided to take 40 m cw category only.

It was the only one station working in the contest from PJ5&PJ6 entity so it wasn't easy to manage the pileup on the band. In adition multipliers taken from the cluster didn't responsed on my calls with such sofistisistcated call sign.

After few days of heavy dxpedition operation I was to tired to keep long activity on band. Due to this my resoult was as follow only :

40m CW HP Assisted2417 qso 33 zones 111 countries - Finall score 874 368 points.

I am happy from the score.

73! Wlodek SP6EQZ



At Statia(Sint Eustatius)

After 21 hours trip starting from Berlin we arrived to the island on Friday evening. One pice of our baggage hadn't arrived (the most important with antennas poles) but we got it the day after. During Saturday and Sunday we erected all transmition antennas and beverages with temperature around 33C. Since Monday we are working full power on bands 160m to 17m CW, SSB & FT8.

Here isn't propagation on the upper 3 bands so far. At the moment we have about 11 000 QSO. We don't sleep to much working all time on bands. Wlodek SP6EQZ is getting ready for CQWW on 40m SO. We have excellent location with full openning to the main directions. We are working hard to get some QSOs on 160m with JA.