FK 2018

Below you will find some information about the activities planned from FK for March-April 2018.

Departure: March 18, 2018 via Dubai, Sidney, Noumea
Travel time: 25hours (+ 1day)

Arrival: March 20, 2018 Noumea
Start activities: the same day of arrival
End Activities: April 4, 2018

Return: April 4, 2018 via Melbourne, Dubai

Call : FK/5B4ALX.

The field for the antenna will not be much and I would like to allow as many stations to log FK, so my choice was to operate “good” on a few bands and few modes but “bands closed” and “short skip” should be a problem so i’m working hard in order to be active in any band with the best antenna system possible.

In this table you can see the planned bands and modes for each band :

During the CQ WPX SSB Contest I will be active as SO15LP Not Assisted !!

Equipment :
Icom IC-7300 (100W no PA)
2x 50A switching
Laptop (running N1MM+ and JTDX)

Antennas :
6-12-15-17-20m : Homemade 10mh Vertical Antenna
30-40m : 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna

SSB operations will be in Split Mode Up 5
CW operation will be in Split Mode Down 2

 

I will be active in my DXpedition from New Caledonia for personal and non-economic pleasure, so I dont think I have to ask for any donations though the expenses will be very high for both the trip, the accomodation for two full weeks and the QSLs I will have to print.
Anyway in order to be active with the best possible conditions from New Caledonia, Im considering the possibility and the cost of adding extra kg of luggage so I can bring me a 30m monoband vertical antenna and a receiving antenna.
Unfortunately the airliners are so many to go to Noumea, going throught Dubai and Sydney, and the cost would seem really big to support.
So I hope in some local sponsors between the associations and the operators to deal with this big expense and give everyone the opportunity to boost another band and mode.

 

Any donation will be very accepted and welcomed :

 

a) For Donation at least of € 5,00 you will automatically qualify for free OQRS after the expedition

b) For Donation at least of € 15,00 you will automatically qualify for free OQRS after the activities, callsign printed on the page 2 of the QSL and receive the Video of the DXpedition  by mail

c) For Donation at least of € 50,00 you will automatically qualify for free OQRS after the activities, callsign or logo printed on the back of the QSL and receive the Video of the DXpedition direct at home

d) For Donation at least of € 100,00 you will automatically qualify for free OQRS after the activities, callsign or logo printed on the back of the QSL and receive the Video of the DXpedition direct at home with a Special Cup Gift

 

 

Below the contributions received from the private donors :

Callsign Name Date Donation
IW4BDM Franco 2017-08-31 A
IK2LTR Fabio 2017-08-24 B
IU4HMZ Massimiliano 2018-01-03 B
IZ4VYY Giuseppe (Joe) 2018-01-04 C
IU4CZW Andrea 2018-01-04 B
W5VOW Howard 2018-09-01 A
N3OUC Michael 2018-11-01 D
S55VM Veljko 2018-22-01 B
HB9FIK Davide 2018-18-02 C

 

Below the business logos of the companies donors :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Propagation Prediction for New Caledonia