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Re: Swan Island DXpedition update



due to mechanical problem with the boat, we are stuck
in trujillo, grid ek66, and will not arrive at swan
island until monday.  will be operating on hf and the
sats tonite and saturday, we may also break out the 2m
yagi and amp for a little eme and ms, but it would be
difficult to unpack and repack.  will be on so50 at
0400z friday evening.
73, bill
--- Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo@yahoo.com> wrote:

> It looks like a go for the HQ6A expedition this
> weekend.  The 6m and 2m gear has arrived safely in
> Honduras, so let's hope for favorable propogation. 
> I
> arrive in San Pedro Sula, EK65, on Thursday
> afternoon.
>  At the very least, I hope to make some satellite
> contacts from there on Thursday evening and Friday
> morning.  On Friday, we go by land to Trujillo,
> EK75,
> then 23 hours by boat, leaving Saturday morning,
> through grid EK76, and arriving at our destination,
> Big Swan Island, EK87, on Sunday morning.  Satellite
> contacts should be possible from any of these
> locations, and I know a major HF operation is
> planned
> from the boat, but since the amps and big antennas
> are
> packed up it seems doubtful any serious EME or
> meteor
> work can be done before we get to the island, maybe
> if
> lucky some 6m E skip with a small antenna.
> 
> We will have internet and will post news on
> reflectors
> and DX clusters.  Log and other info on our website
> at
>  http://www.hondurasdx.com/. 
> 
> 73, Bill NZ5N  
> 
> 
>      
>
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