Are you ready for KH1/KH7Z?

Posted: June 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

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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.

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

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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:

http://baker2018.net/index.html

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?

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Comments
  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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