My remote RX servers are back today. It takes me long time to to make a good rearrangement and some antenna improvements. Now looks to be all OK.
Both SDRs (HF and VHF-UHF) are on-line on http://v2.sdr-radio.com/, and also SV5KKR's (my son's Manos) FT-817 at http://www.remotehams.com/.
Thursday morning, three years after our first contact in Iran,
members of the Rockall Dx Group will be leaving Brussels at 12 o’clock
local time. Flying to Teheran (via Moscow) where we have to change
airport for the domestic flight to Kish Island AS-166. We have 30 fully
packed suitcases filled with radio equipment and antennas. Radios will
be carried as hand luggage which leaves about 6 kg of personal stuff for
We expect arrival on Kish island January 16th early morning. As soon
as we have approval from the local police we can start building
antennas. Priority will be lowband TX. 40m four-square and Hexbeams
setting up the equipment in the shack is planned after sunset. EP6T will
probably be going on air early morning of January 17th, but remember
that we have not been sleeping for 36 hours at that time! Lowband RX
antennas and 10m yagi will go up during the next day. We will be off air
for a few hours to finish the station setup.
There will be two groups of 5 people operating in 4 hour shifts, around the clock. Again
we want to ask people in Europe and Asia for your cooperation when we
have propagation to North America, since this is the most difficult path
on all bands. Listen to the operators instructions, and we will all be
enjoying the pile ups.
There has been some deliberate QRM on 80 meters during the last
months, the EP6T operators are aware of this, so turn your VFO away from
the QRM and maybe you will find us calling a little bit below or above
our announced frequency.
On Top Band we may be listening 1803 – 1810 for NA if EU/AS signals
are causing too much trouble. Again, listen to the operators
We would like some signal reports from NA on 10 and 160m. Please send these reports via firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can adjust according to propagation openings. We will have daily
updates from our pilots. If you want to know the best time to work us,
use the link to K6TU on our website.
When we have internet access you will find pictures, updates and the
online log as well. Don’t forget the donate button which gives you a
free QSL card for your QSO with EP.
Social media is covered by Bjorn, ON9CFG, twitter #EP6T and on Facebook.
We would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to Dr Fard, Mrs. Mortazavi and
our assistants in Iran helping us getting EP6T on air, without them
this expedition would not be possible.
The Rockall Dx Group
My antenna (a λ/4 dipole at 15m) it's still under test for more than 2 months but this morning propagation helps a lot. With noise at S3 was easy to hear USA's big guns. QSB was fair but long and I really enjoy it.
All this week I will try to be QRV on daily basis on Top Band.