D64K

These are last news about 6 meters operation at our expedition to Comoros Islands (IOTA AF-007), from 8th to 21 August 2012.

We will be with the call D64K, locator LH18PJ. QTH is close to the west coast, just at sea side, having a very good take-off to EU, Africa, and America, unfortunately to the east we will have high mountains, about 400 meters to Asia, and 2000 meters to VK/ZL (volcano is just there).

Our license covers from 160 to 6 meters and we will be active on all bands and modes, including 6 meters EME. For more info you can look www.d64k.com/Plans

We hope to have internet access and to be qrv on on4kst chat and, possibly, we will have on-line log.

If we are not in the chat, you may send a SMS to our phone number +34 655 565 034 in case you hear our beacon and we don’t answer the calls.

We will have a dedicated station on 6 meters with K3+PR6, ACOM1000, 6M8GJ antenna, with elevation, fed with 25 meters of ecoflex15.

Operating frequencies will be:

Beacon: 50.103

CW/SSB: 50.103 (please split up 1 if good condx)

EME: 50.193 JT65A D64K transmits first sequence

We will be on EME at moonrise and moonset, starting the moonrise of August 9th (21:10z) and finishing at moonrise of August 20th (05:00z + 3 hours). Usually we will be on EME three hours after MR or before MS.

We will run a beacon (k3 and 6m8gj) beaming to the best place to have F2/TEP conditions outside EME periods. Anyway if there is any F2/TEP it will have priority.

We are also QRV to try any MS sked with south African stations.

Please check EME procedure at http://goo.gl/Zfj1d  before calling us in this mode.

Hope to hear you from D64K !!!

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