Aves Island, YV0---.
We leave Venezuela on July 28 on a 24 hours boat ride to Aves. We may get on
the air late on July 29 but don't count on it. I'll try to have 14.345 com
set up immediately with Quad loop and 100W. We should have GPS timing
working so we can take skeds for JT65A and should be operational some time
on July 30. Best guess is we tear down on August 7 or 8. We are there for
ten days but I believe that includes the two travel days. Keep an eye out
for the official announcement on the DX sites.
To repeat earlier equipment, I will have 1 KW (8877) on 6M and 2 x 41 feet
yagis (M2 specials) (no elevation) and 350W on 2M and 15.7 dBd yagi with
elevation to about 45 degrees. Marrti, OH2BH is going and will be taking his
two, now famous, solid state HF KW amps and at his request were made special
to get about 500W on 6M so we have backup amplifier if 8877 has probs.
Please pass this message to all 6M friends and all 2M EMEr friends. Gary,
KB8RQ and Dave, W5UN will probably have most consistant comm to me on 14.345
and can handle questions and sked times. Try to make 2M JT65A skeds after my
moon is over 25 degrees on my rise and before 25 degrees on my set. My above
the noise random frequency will be 144.080 Xmit and I will listen up 2 to 5
KHz for randoms. Grid square for YV0 is FK85eq
73, Mike, K6MYC. (via Lance, W7GJ)