I will be operational once again during 2017/2018from our holiday home inBusone, Malaita provinceand possibly alsofrom Kwai IslandduringearlyDecember 2017 through until early January 2018.
My primary interest is still6m ssb and when 6 m is quietI will most likely be on HF (10, 15,20, 40, & 80M) or on SO50 satellite.
I haveshipped an M2 6M5XHG and 42' spider beam alloy mast to Malaita, as well as a THP 6M solid state amplifier which should hopefully see an improvement on my signal ofprevious years, subject to an opening.
I have also shipped an Emtron TE13 10, 15, 20m dipole. This equipment, along with all existing equipmentwill remain in Solomon's for future use. If you are planning a trip to Solomon Islands at any time in the future I would be happy to assist you where I can. If you are interested in visiting Busuone Village the village has powered (diesel generator)3 bedroom visitor accommodation available for short term rental stays overlooking Kwai and Leili islands which is :ham radio" friendly. If you require information on the accommodation please email me and I would be happy to assist you, but be warned this is a very remote location so dont expect services such as TV, Internet etc.
Note: After calling on 50.110, I will always QSY to 50.125 as my primary frequency and 50.135 as secondary frequency (secondary frequency will only be used if primary is in use or too much QRM).
Note: This is not a DXpedition but my annual holiday - I will be operating the radio onlyas time permits and when doing so,training the locals in the operation of the equipment so please be patient and courteous.
QSL direct only to VK4KHZ with a self addressed envelope. For international contacts please include 1 x IRC or2 x greenstamp - I do not have access to QSL BUREAU from my QTH. VK contacts a SASE is all that is required - this QSL business is not intended to be a money making exercise.
Failure to provide a self addressed envelope may result in a delay in sending a card as they will only be processed as time permits.
Note: All QSL cards received so far from allprevious operationshave been replied to and sent so if you have previously sent a card direct and you havenot received a reply please email me.