THE PARADISE ON AIR MISSION 1999
Now I'm back at home and somebody ask me:
I'm in your 6m or 160m log? I can say NO! I never was QRV on 6m or 160m!
10.371 QSO's made frome 3B8 in March/April 1999
So sorry for the very low numbers of QSO on 80m and on satellite. But I have do my best on this frequencies.
BTW, I think the 20m result was a good one. Before I start the trip this year I've planned to make about 1500 QSOs on 20m, because last year there was a big problem with the europeans. So I have learned something from 1998 mission and changed my operating procedure (I believe into a better one). The result was more and better contacts.
Sucessfull this year was also to work more stations outside of europe. You can see at the table above ... do you believe that always, when I call CQ NA or CQ ASIA/PACIFIC some stations come back with this:
call europe, . ..- or . ..- ..--...
Equipment used on Mauritius Isl.
Tranceiver: YAESU FT-847 (100W HF, 50W V/UHF)
Antenna 20-15-10m: Cushcraft A-4-S (4 element 3 bander)
Antenna 17-12m: Cushcraft A-3-WS (3 element WARC band)
Antenna 40-30m: rotary dipol
Antenna 80m: dipol (main direction NNW and SSO)
Antenna 2m: HyGain 14 elements
Antenna 70cm: F9FT- 19 elements
Computer: Notebook BlueNoteII
RTTY-Software by WF1B (but not use it, because tech.problems)
Page created: 01st JUNE 1998
Updated: 01 MARCH 2004