We are happy to inform that our PA, which had a serious failure, was repaired in the local electronic workshop. The owner of the workshop did not want to do anything without an electronic scheme but he was very firiendly and let us use all his electronic tools. Two burned SMD capacitors were removed from the band filter. The PA works again however it does not operate on 12 and 10 meters. Not bad – we can again organize our operating plan to use power amplifiers on three operating positions.
We had very nice propagation opening to Europe on 10 meters yesterday. It was interesting to observe the move of the propagation window: we could work many stations from a very small area of SP9 (southern part of Poland), then propagation moved to the northern part of Poland, then Scandinavia, then Western Europe, Italy and finaly the band was closed.
As you surely noticed we started to work on the Top Band. The TB operator is Bogdan SP2EBG. Earlier the TB vertical (in fact Inv L) was repaired as the horizontal wire of the antenna tangled in branches.
We would like to ask stations from Europe to stand by when we are calling North America. S7 is much easier to work from Europe. The propagation to North America starts when bands are still open to Europe. We must share te time between EU and NA directions. It’s very sad to observe unfriendly claims and comments when we try to work NA only: complaints on clusters, calling us dolar-collectors, intentional QRMs on our QRG. It’s impossible to understand such behaviour.
The team received some requests to make corrections in the online log. We know that typo errors are possible. If you are not sure about your QSO or if you can’t find your QSO in the online log, call us again. Any obvious corrections will be done after the DXpedition.
We also have a portion of new pictures to let you feel the DXpedition atmosphere.