Tag: Baker Island

Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Now Off the Air

All Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition operating positions went silent at 1200 UTC on July 5. The final contact was on FT8 with JA2FJP on 80 meters. The 14-member team, accompanied by a US Fish and Wildlife Service escort, expect to be off the island by 0000 UTC on July 6 for the 6-day voyage across the International Dateline to Fiji.

“The team is very tired but proud of QSO totals, over 16,000 un…

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Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition “Humming;” Shutdown Set for July 6

Word from the Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition team is that “things are humming on Baker Island.” But, because of the tides, the DXpedition, which has logged more than 40,000 contacts, has announced that it will cease operation on July 6 — a day sooner than projected — and depart the following day. Station teardown will start late on July 4. Since its arrival, the team has encountered antenna-damaging storms, satellite phone failures, and extreme heat, but everything now has been restored to working order.

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“Baker is Brutal!” KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Team Reports

“Baker is brutal!” That was the initial assessment from the Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition team, which arrived at the uninhabited South Pacific atoll on June 26 at local sunrise, following a 4-day sea voyage. The KH1/KH7Z team started up early on June 27 with three stations on the air, with additional stations pending.

“Island conditions are extremely hot, and difficult. Long work periods in t…

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Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition is On the Air!

The KH1/KH7Z team on Baker Island started up early today with four stations on the air. KH1/KH7Z has been reported on 160 CW, 40 CW and SSB, and 20 SSB. Other bands will follow as station setup proceeds.

The KH1/KH7Z frequency plan is on the DXpedition website. DXpedition operators will be operating split. Do not call on the DX station’s transmitting frequency.

FT8 operation is planned, using the…

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DXpedition Team Set to Depart for Baker Island, Ducie Island Preparations on Target

Two major DXpeditions are on track to make many DXers happy campers this year. Just ahead is the KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition, which commemorates the 81st anniversary of aviator Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on July 2, 1937, near Baker and Howland islands, as well as “the commitment and sacrifices” of the Hui Panalā’au (loosely translates to “society of colonists”) — young high school graduates from Hawaii who were taken to colonize Baker, Howland, and Jarvis islands from 1935 until 1942, and who began construction of a runway for Earhart to land in 1937. The islands were bombed the day after Pearl Harbor, killing two, and the colonists were removed by the US Coast Guard in 1942.

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Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition Team Bracing for “Grim” Propagation

The 2018 KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition, set to get under way on June 27 and continue until July 7, is preparing for less-than-ideal conditions. The sponsoring Dateline DX Association (DDXA) said this week that its 15 operators are planning to maximize the times they will be available to work into propagation-challenged regions of the world. Their effort will include round-the-clock operation…

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KH1/KH7Z Baker Island

Radio Amateurs members of the Dateline DX Association, will be active as KH1/KH7Z from Baker Island, IOTA OC-089.

KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition

Following a successful Visalia DX Convention, the KH1/KH7Z team met in Cupertino last week to assemble the stations and network in preparation of landing on Baker in 2 months. The DXpedition is now in the final planning stages and this step was the last before packing and shipping our gear to Fiji
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Baker Island DXpedition

The Dateline DX Association is very pleased to announce significant progress in our planning to operate in 2018 from KH1, Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge, the 4th most wanted entity in the DXCC program

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