Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A little bit about DXpeditions - Togo and Sable Island

With all that's been going on I never gave you an update about two recent DXpeditions. The first, 5V7TT, to Togo in Africa, ended recently and I'm glad to say I managed a reasonable effort in terms of getting them into the log on different bands. The first time I worked them on 15m SSB, was historic, because it was a brand new country for me.

Here's the summary for EI2KC in the 5V7TT log:

15m SSB, 17m CW, 15m CW, 17m SSB, 12m SSB, 40m SSB, 30m CW, 10m SSB, 12m CW

So that's seven bands in total. Not bad. I tried hard one evening to get them on 80m CW, but it just didn't happen for me, and for some reason every time they were on 20 metres I was not in the shack!


All the Echo Indias were looking forward to the CY0 DXpedition to Sable Island, mainly because of the fact that due to its location in the Atlantic it would have been an easy target on most bands for even modest stations like mine. Originally due to start at the end of October, the team were disappointed to learn that the aircraft which was due to take them to Sable Island had a part that needed replacing. This set the DXpedition back by a number of weeks. The new dates are 6-13 December, but to check for any updates keep an eye on the CY0 website at http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/


  1. Anthony very good results for the Togo DXpedition and good luck with Sable Island too.

  2. Its a Shame Sable was not during the summer as the were easy worked on 6m last time the Island was activated

  3. Yes indeed it is a pity. We'll hardly have an E opening on 6 in December will we ?? Should we dare to dream? Hi Hi


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