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Re: Swan Island DXpedition update



The boat is repaired and we leave for Swan at 1200z on
Sunday.  Arrive early Monday.  We will have a maritime
mobile op on HF and LEOs all day tomorrow.  Moonrise
at 2030z on Monday and we will be on 6 and 2 eme then.
 Will try meteor scatter on Tuesday morning after
moonset.
73, Bill NZ5N
--- Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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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