Second expedition South Cook Islands
2016 - 2017
View of the Pacific
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Our daughter Natalie - 12 years old, 12 WPM
First few weeks and
thousandsof QSO without table
Spiderbeam - 5 bands, many elements, many wires ...
Beautiful view. A little radials.
Inverted L - feed point
Transceiver KENWOOD TS-590S with PS30SWII
Amplifier: SPE EXPERT 1,3K-FA with ATU
Antenna: SPIDERBEAM / 20 -10m / at 10 m
Antenna for 160m: Inverted L / only for 160m /
Antenna for 80m: Inverted L / only for 80m / and Inverted Vee
Receiving antenna: DHDL
Antenna for 40m: 2 el. Delta Loop, Inverted Vee
Antenna for 30m: 2 el. vertical beam
Logging software: LOGGER 32, TR4W
MicroHAM Micro KEYER II
CW key: Traveler light made in OK1QO
Hedset: HEIL PRO SET
MODE: CW, SSB and DIGITAL (RTTY)
BAND: 160m through 10m / No 60 m /
I am here for a longer period of time.
I'm trying to be QRV on sunrises and sunsets for all countries and continents.
I work on all bands from 160 meters to 10 meters / no 5 MHz / CW, SSB and RTTY.
Please watch bands and cluster ! QSO is not a problem. I am not able to negotiate dozens sked aday.
QSO confirmation :
1.OQRS directQSOtoLOTWsendevery week
2. DIRECT minimum 3 USDQSOtoLOTW send6monthsafter expedition
3. No stamps accepted
4. LOTW, Eqsl.cc upload all qso 12months after expedition
5. OQRSvia buro 6 months after expedition
6. Paper QSL via buro12 months after expedition
7. IRCs - new 2 IRC acceptexpiring December 2017
Use OQRS please ! Its so much easier, faster and cheaper.
First part of log from South Cook Islandsis CLOSED
All DIRECT paper QSL cards were sent by mail and confirmed DIRECT. In addition were confirmed through otw.
To all direct OQRS requests also goes direct paper QSL.
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Sorry. Unfortunately I had to leave for an interesting business.
Antennas and equipment I left the Pacific.Preparing them back with further improvements. Directional antenna for 160, 80, 40 and 30 m, the listening special antennas and other equipment for my other activities in the Pacific.See the new photo handled simultaneously and all direct QSL and DIRECT OTW also a paper QSL.
Thank you very much and I look forward once again to the bands.
Cook Islands consist of 15 islands full of beautiful beaches and azure lagoons with just 240 sq km that are dispersed in more than 2 million sq km of Pacific Ocean. Captain James Cook explored the islands in the 18thcentury and the country was named after him. The islands lie behind the east of the International Data Line. So you can experience traveling in time here where else you can spend a day nearly twice (when you arrive) and then the second day nearly not at all (when you depart).
Rarotonga is main and the largest island of Cook Islands(67 sq km) is encircled by coral reef. It is famous for its blue lagoon with white beaches. The villages are mainly near the coast; behind it are fields and farms together with forested mountains that dominate the islands from everywhere.
The capital city and at the same time the Cook Islands only proper town is Avarua in Rarotonga in the north coast.
Milan E51DWC, OK1DWC ex 3D2WC, 3D2WC / R, OM9AWC, OL5AWC ....
I decided to celebrate my birthday far away from fast and stresfull Europe on little island Rarotonga Cook Island E51 with easygoing island inhabitants and my family, which is traveling with me.
Equipment perfect portable 5-band antenna Spiderbeam which has only 7 kg
10 meters antenna mastwhich has 9 kg and 200 meters power cable for the lower bands 160, 80, 40 and 30 m dipole and Inverted Vee in 17 meters, survived the long journey including all the tourist stops. Whole Luggage with amateur equipment has 60 kg.
Equipment TS - 590S, SW TR4W and Logger 32.
Traffic on all bands CW, SSB, including the beloved 160 m.
New full automatic linear amplifier 500 W.
Left to right : Jim E50J /E51JD /, Victor E50V /E51CG/, Milan E51DWC /OK1DWC/, Kathy E50K /E51CK /, Andy E50A /E51AND/, BOB E50B /E51BQ /
Lunch for CW
Dinner for SSB
50th Anniversary celebration of Self Governance in the Cook Islands.