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Monday, February 18, 2013

Solomon Islands

Operators Phil G3SWH and Jim G3RTE will be active from Honiara, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, between February 18-28th.

The Solomon Islands are located in CQ zone 28, ITU zone 51. Guadalcanal counts as OC-047 for IOTA purposes. The "most wanted" data provided by ClubLog currently shows the Solomon Islands at #81 in Europe and #77 in North America.

Their activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters using 2 x K2s with 2 x KPA500 amplifiers to wire antennas. There will be no 160, 60, 6 meters or EME activity.

Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours everyday as is possible. Their main objective is to work as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many different bands as possible and plan to make at least 15,000 QSOs. They will always work split and listen between 1 and 5 kHz up.

Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will upload the log to ClubLog and the G3SWH Web site on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded upon their return. The log will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after they return to the UK.

Please make only one QSO per band. Making duplicate QSOs prevents someone else from making a QSO! Duplicate QSOs will *NOT* be logged. Believe your ears, not your Internet browser!

QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility on Phil's Web site> (recommended), direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the traditional Bureau route.

There is more information at which will be updated from time to time.



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