From the station QRZ Page – “Jared (N7SMI), Grant (KZ1W), Keith (VE7KW), and Don (VE7DS) will be active from Hatiheu Village, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands (OC-027) as TX7G October 18-26, 2014. QRV on 80-10m, CW, SSB, and RTTY with high power to verticals right on the beach. We’ll also be on the air for the CQ WW SSB contest (Zone 31).”
During the past week or so, I had the pleasure of working my first DXpedition station and my first split DX station. There are some ham operators that will tell you that you need a large station with large antennas and amplifiers to make the best contacts. I am here to tell you that this statement is wrong, some of the time. I have a Kenwood TS-400 (100 Watts) and an Icom IC-756Pro (100 Watts) using an experimental fan dipole and and MFJ vertical. With 100 watts, I made the contact. All you need is patience and an ear to hear the pileup.
This was a great eperience and I look forward to more stations in the future. Thanks to Ray (K4RDE) helping me with some issues that I was having with my station and pointing me to trying this station. It took me about 1/2 hour to get through the pileup but I was able to make it.
Here is the confirmation on their web site that I made it to their club log book….wooohoooo!!!!!!!
KF4BZT has worked TX7G on 1 out of 19 band slots
I took the following map from their web site to show where this station is working from.
Distance: 6181km [LP: 33819km]
Bearing: 233° [LP: 53°]
To see what these guys are all about, you can visit their web site below.