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Channel Islands DX Expedition - Alderney - Expected final update.



Ladies and Gentlemen.

>From Wednesday the 12th October to Wednesday the 19th October 2005,
a group of five amateur radio operators from around the U.K. will
be operational on all HF bands, 6 metres, VHF APRS, VHF/UHF FM/SSB
and FM satellite activity, from the Island of Alderney, EU-114, the most
northerly island of the Channel Islands group.

It is anticipated that the first CQ calls will be made during the evening of
Wednesday the 12th, most probably on 40 and 80mtrs, depending on band
conditions.

Data modes will include SSTV, PSK31, RTTY, and computer generated CW,


The Team comprises:

Carol 2E1DQZ, Russell G5XW, Tim M3SDE, Dave G1OCN & Anthony MW0JZE.

Equipment list:

Russell GU5XW/P will be operating with:

ALINCO DX70 MK1 100w HF - 10w on 6m
PSU, SEC 1223 ATU, LDG Z 100 ATU
Antenna, 1/2 size G5RV & 40/80m vertical. 10m (28mhz) single ele quad.
Mic, Heil Traveller head set & Standard Alinco hand mic.
The pre-arranged propagation has now been confirmed as available for use :0)


Tim MU3SDE/P will be operating with:

Yaesu FT 920 - Palstar PSU.
Heil HC4 Pro Set Quiet Phone headset/microphone
Antenna - Comet H-422 V Dipole - Sponsored by Nevada.
Laptop using Winlog 32 Logging software & DX Atlas mapping software.

Anthony MU0JZE/P will be operating with:

Yaesu FT857 (D) 100w. LDG Z100 tuner.
Maas SPS-4128A switch mode psu.
Heil Pro4 Headset with foot PTT.
Log 2000 contest/DX log along with DX Atlas.
Spiderbeam (www.spiderbeam.net) 5 band version,
20, 17, 15, 12 & 10m on 22 foot push up mast.
Carolina windom and 40/80m Vert from Sandpiper.

Dave GU1OCN/P will be operating with:

Kenwood TS-480SAT 100w. Kenwood TS-2000 100w. Heil Traveller microphone.
L.D.G. Electronics Z-100 - L.D.G. AT-100 Pro.
A lightweight two element portable beam for VHF to 20Mtrs.
A 10-80  9Mtr high vertical 10/12/15/17/20/40 or 80Mtr
from  http://www.sandpiperaerials.co.uk/
Tri-band omni vertical for 2mtrs, 70cms and 6mtrs. Samlex EU SEC 1223 PSU.
Kenwood THD7E dual band handy with Arrow Antenna for FM satellite working.
MixW2 for Data modes/logging. Winlog32 by Colin Morris G0CUZ.
VHF APRS (when no satellites) THD7E - IPAQ 5550 & APRS-CE.
WiSP by Chris Jackson G7UPN, for satellite pass predictions.

Carol 2U1DQZ/P will be using any of the equipment mentioned above.


A generator has been made available, so the Worked All Britain and
Lighthouse
activity should take place during the weekend, Most probably on Sunday the
16th.
Again weather dependant as the operating position at the lighthouse has not
been confirmed.

The WAB square for the Lighthouse is: WA60 ALD
The QuÈnard Point, Alderney Lighthouse reference number is: GUE 004.

Main operating position at StAnne: WAB = WA60 ALD.  IARU Locator = IN89VR

Skeds are welcomed and encouraged, and the following numbers are available
for sending
SMS text messages to ONLY:

+44 7976 292980 if you are outside the U.K.
   07976 292980 if you are in the U.K.
and, or:
+44 7970 044625 if you are outside the U.K.
   07970 044625 if you are in the U.K.

These numbers should ONLY be used for sked requests. Text messages will not
be replied to.

E-mails for sked requests may be sent to:

alderney@inkinkink.net

Please do not expect an immediate response to e-mails

QSL route(s) are:

GU5XW  GU1OCN  MU0JZE 2U1DQZ - All QSL via G5XW.

QSL Address for the above:

ARS G5XW, PO Box 2, WEYMOUTH,
DORSET, DT4 4AP.
England.


MU3SDE QSL Via M3SDE:

Mr Tim Beaumont. PO Box 17. Kenilworth. Warwickshire. CV8 1SF. ENGLAND.


We are grateful to the following for their generous assistance with this
adventure:

The Shortwave Shop, NEVADA, LDG Electronics, Sandpiper Aerials, Kenwood U.K.
Pama, Spiderbeam & www.inkinkink.net


A couple of The Team are being sponsered to help raise funds for the Dorset
& Somerset
Air Ambulance Trust.
Please go to www.dorsetsomersetairambulance.co.uk if you would like further
information
on how to make a donation to this extremely worthy cause, especially if you
have a QSO
with Dave or Carol.

We look forward to working you.

Regards,

The Alderney DX Team.
P.M.T. DX Group.

Further information available at:

http://www.pmt.inkinkink.net/alderney.htm
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