BONAIRE PJ4E DX-PEDITION BY W0SD, W0OE AND LOCAL PJ4NX
THE BONAIRE PJ4E SIX METER DX-PEDITION
BY W0SD, W0OE AND PJ4NX
JUNE 4 ENDING JUNE 19TH 2011 GMT
I want to thank Peter PJ4NX for all his help and hospitality. It was extremely valuable,
I know a lot of you put in a lot of time listening and some of you never did hear us. For EU
not only did you have to listen a lot to hear us but you had to make it through the huge EU
pileup which of course some of you did not. The good news is that Peter PJ4NX operates six from here.
Thanks for all your efforts to work us on Bonaire as a brand new DXCC country on six meters!!!
Here are the final results for our 17 day six meters operation. We operated 15 days. We operated calling CQ in beacon mode
or working stations for over 180 hours during this time. 1201 stations were worked after the dupes are taken out.
We worked 999 unique stations on six meters and 56 DXCC countries, The continet break down was
NA 974, EU 212, SA 10, AF 4 Asia 0. We had 3 days where we only worked one station. Our daily
average worked was 80 stations. Our best day was June 10 with 232 and June 16 with 224. That averages out to about 6.66\
contacts per hour so it takes a lot of determination to hang in there just as it takes a lot of
determination on your end.
On HF RTTY we worked 1312 contacts after the dupes were taken out. We did not operate any HF
CW or Phone leaving that for the locals here on Bonaire and other people who come here.
50.103 listening as announced.
Our grid square IS FK52ud
FTDX-5000, Expert 1K-FA, LFA 6 element yagi with low loss feedline.
On HF we will have dipoles on 20 and 17 with 100 watts on RTTY, ie K3.
RTTY only by W0OE using a K3 and dipoles on 20 and 17 meters.
QSL VIA W0SD. DX QSL cards need $2.00 and a SAE or current IRC's.
USA cards should have an SASE. These trips are expensive. Contributions to defray
expenses can be sent with the QSL card.
THE GAMBIA DX-PEDITION PICTURES
Ed and Edith at Bonaire airport