Expedition update by OK2ZI

Dx pedition continues successfully. 160m are over 900 contacts in the log during last 3 days. We managed to stretch and put into operation 3 beverage antennas east, EU and USA.

The antenna in the EU is broken every night, so we have to go through it, check it and connect it before dark.

Do please check your call here https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=5T5OK#r log if you made us DO NOT CALL PLEASE AGAIN same band/mode. You block others to contact us.

We have over 22,000 connections in the log.

This weekend we will go CQ WW RTTY in the M / 2 LP category. Rest of the operators wil work to the other bands.

5T beverage antennas

5T beverages

new antennas

Antennas already setup:

80m, 60m, 30m verticals

40m 4SQ

Hexbeam 20-10m

Spiderbeam 20-10

5el. YAGI 6m

We are still without missing luggage with 270m coax cable, connectors, headphones and beverage sticks.

Unfortunately conds on higher bands are not good. On lower is typical African QRN.

Worst situation is on 30m after sunset QRM rose dramaticaly. We can copy only strongest stations

Changes in the 5T team

Unfortunately due to various reasons we are facing changes in our team. Jean 5T0JL silent key, honorary member of our DX pedition team. Ruda OK2ZA broke his both ankles just two weeks ago and Petr OK1FCJ for family reason cant join either 5T team

 

5T0JL – Silent key

it’s been several weeks since leaving us permanently Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL. With Jean, I had very intensive communication over the past year. Without his enthusiasm and dedication, our expedition to Mauretania would never have taken place. Everything he explained to me, he advised and he was our contact person from last year until the middle of July when I last communicated with him. Dear Jean you can not read these lines, but this expedition is to your honor and dedication
RIP

Petr Spacil