News #2 (16-Jan-2020)
Everything is well prepared. We are ready! Our flights are starting on January 29th from Berlin. We will arrive in our booked beach house late still at the 29th. All our equipment will be with us during the flights, so we hopefully have not to wait for any late freight.
The team is very thankful to our early sponsors. They helped us to minimize the costs for over-sized baggage, license fees, transfers, rental costs and costs for other ham related items.
With three 1-kW-stations with K3, micro KEYER II, Expert amplifier and a lot of band filters 24/7 activity is planned. There will also be one backup station. We will try to operate a fair mix of CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Main target are the lower bands. No beams are with us this time. Perhaps we will be able to install two element wire antennas.
Please check our homepage for any late news.
As we know the QRM situation on the usual FT8 frequencies in Europe, we will work mostly not on these ones and we will operate mostly in the F/H mode. Please don’t call us on our transmit-frequency. And yes, we plan to be QRV on 60 m in CW and FT8.
News #1 ( 26-Oct-2019)
The plans for our next "lightweight" expedition are now fixed: We will be active from El Salvador with the special call-sign HU1DL, which we just received. Thanks to YS1RS for his support.
From January 30th to February 13th 2020, ten experienced operators Andy DH8WR, Tom DJ6TF, Werner DJ9KH, Frank DL1KWK, Dietmar DL2HWA, Norbert DL2RNS, Georg DL4SVA, Olaf DL7JOM, Rolf DL7VEE and Franz DL9GFB will be QRV from the YS Pacific Coast.
We have to thank YS1GMV, YS1AG, YS1MAE, YS1MS and the team-members of the 2012 HU2DX operation for their assistance.
Our flights and accommodation are booked, so we are ready for takeoff in January. We will be focused on CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8-operations on 17 to 160 m with at least three well equipped kW-stations 24/7. Good to hear, that 60 m-operation is allowed under IARU-rules. We will also have a look on 6-m, depending on conditions.