Are you ready for KH1/KH7Z?

Posted: June 5, 2018 in Uncategorized


I am very excited as the next major DXpedition starts later this month from Baker Island as KH1/KH7Z. Baker is the 5th most wanted DXCC entity as it has not been activated since 2002.

They have assembled a world-class team of operators and this should be a really good show! I have been following their preparations. Their Elecraft gear ought to perform very well for them.

Co-Leader, Kevin-K6TD with some of the gear ready to be shipped to Fiji. 

I really hope that propagation cooperates with this activation as their operation falls in late June/early July. I will be looking for them on all bands and modes but particularly on 160 meters which can be really challenging at this time of the year.


Elecraft gear, configured, tested and ready to be packed. 


Co-Leader, Tom-N4XP sets up each of the four tents to ensure they are ready. 

This is a very important activation as the US Fish & Wildlife Service will probably not allow another activation for many years to come.

You can learn more about the KH1/KH7Z DXpedition from their website at:

Let’s hope for smooth flights, calm seas and decent propagation as KH1/KH7Z is about to get underway very soon!

What do you think?

  1. Roger says:

    I need Baker Island for an ATNO.

    I just downloaded V1.9.0 of WSJT-X. Hopefully I can work them using the FT8 fox/hound DXpedition mode.

    According to the K6TU propagation chart they should be workable on 80 through 15 meters from Central USA stations using “moderate” antennas such as a beam or log periodic on 20m and higher frequencies and wire antennas on 30m, 40m, and 80m.

    I have been waiting for Baker for over ten years.

    Roger K5RKS

  2. N6PSE's Blog says:

    Hi Roger, I have to laugh. Back in 2002, I typically made only one contact with each DXpedition, no matter how rare. I also made one contact with Peter 1. Now I try to work them 10-160 SSB/CW/RTTY if I can. This ought to be a really good show! I just hope that propagation cooperates.

    See you in the pileups!

    Paul N6PSE

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