Helicopter landing required

Helicopter landing required
Helicopter required to land on island

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Travel logistics coming together

With this DXpedition it requires a long time travelling. It will take 2.5 days of driving, 11.5 hours day 1, 11 hours day 2 and 5 hours day 3. And then the same on the return trip. This is a lot of fuel and lots of hotel rooms to pay for. Thanks to those people who have sent in early financial support to help defray the upfront costs. Thanks Craig VK5CE and Andy VK5MAV

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Propagation predictions for OC-243

Hi everyone.

Now that I’ve returned from ZL9A I’ve had time to look at band condition for OC-243. The propagation predictions show the best times for different parts of the larger amateur populations around the world to work us. The prediction tools used are quite conservative and so you’ll find band conditions are actually better than the times listed below. However it will give you a general idea on the best times and bands to look for us.


0000-0500 North America (short path)
0000-1600 Asia (short path)
0500-1600 Europe (short path)
2200-0000 Asia (short path)
2300-0000 North America (short path)


0000-0200 Asia (short path)
0000-0200 North America – W4 (long path)
0000-0500 North America – W1 (long path)
0000-0500 South America (short path)
0500-1100 North America – W6 (short path)
0600-1100 Central America (short path)
0600-1900 Asia (short path)
0800-1000 Europe (long path)
0800-1500 North America – W4 (short path)
1000-1800 Europe (short path)
1400-1700 North America – W5 (short path)
1500-2300 North America – W1 (short path)
1600-1900 North America – W0 (short path)
1600-2000 North America – W6 & VE7 (short path)


0700-1400 South America (short path)
1000-1400 North America – W5 (short path)
1000-1700 North America – W6 & VE7 (short path)
1100-0000 Asia (short path)
1400-1600 North America – W0 (short path)
1500-0000 Europe (short path)
2300-0000 South America (short path)


1100-2200 Asia (short path)
1200-1600 North America – W6 & VE7 (short path)
1600-2200 Europe (short path)