FK/5B4ALX 2018

Departure: March 18, 2018 via Dubai, Sidney, Noumea
Travel time: 38hours

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 isnt much and I would like to allow as many stations to log FK, so my choice is 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.

During the CQ WPX SSB Contest I will be active as SO20QRP (5W out) Not Assisted !!

Equipment :
Icom IC-7300 (100W no PA)
2x 50A switching
Laptop (running Wintest and WSJT-X)

Antennas :
17-20m : Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
15m : 2 wave wire Antenna
40-30m: 1 wave wire Antenna

Mode : SSB-CW-RTTY – during noprop FT8 random


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
K8HU R C Rippel 2018-31-03 A
JH1URT Yoshi 2018-01-04 B

Below the business logos of the companies support :


You can read my first look article at this link : http://www.5b4alx.cloud/fk-5b4alx-article/


OQRS during and after activities :

JA0CIU – JA1DRF – JA1XLM – JA4DHR – JA9CHI – JR2TRI – JA1GVT – JA1EMQ – JM1FDC – JA2FGL – JA8EIA – JE1DXC – JA1HGY – JG1UKW – JA1OGM – JF0POA – JA7GZM – JA1PRV – JH1HEJ – JF1OJC- JQ1PCX – JH1LPZ – JA7MFL – JH1URT – JA3EJG – JA2QVP – JM1CMA – W9PL – JA1UTN – JO3WHB – JH7CUO – JA1DCO – JR3JFZ

 

FK/5B4ALX QSL Direct : http://www.5b4alx.cloud/fk-5b4alx-qsl-direct/

 

UPDATE : 
10.04.2018 – the PSD files of the QSL were sent to the printer

20.04.2018 – movie done and uploaded in lowres on “video” page, FullHD version is ready to be burned on professional DVD and sent to the donors and supporters


And now some statistics about my activities :