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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Page last updated on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Andaman Islands

Krish, W4VKU, will be active as VU4K from Port Blair between March 23-30th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 3680*, 7095, 14180, 18145, 21280, 24945 and 28480 kHz
RTTY - 3584*, 7044, 10142, 10142, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24922 and 28084 kHz
*80m is a possibility depending on the type of vertical antenna in use.
He will have a 2 element SteppIR + 30/40m, Acom 1000 and may be a Butternut Vertical antenna (equipment in use is subject to change, should there be any change to the location plans).
Krish informed Carl, N4AA, of "QRZ DX" that he plans on "traveling to other islands including Nicobar for some logistics" before he starts the VU4K operations.
Krish also posted on "" the following:
"We will call the following categories from time to time.
a) Folks needing VU4 and are 65 years and older
b) ATNO callers
c) QRP callers
"We will also periodically call for geographies to maximize the band
openings. Now for (a) above, I assume folks will stick to the HONOR
SYSTEM. If I suspect abuse, I will need a proof of age for a QSL and will not do OQRS for those contacts and will only do paper mail. The reason I chose to call for (a) is because there are several folks that are in the 70's and all the way to 90's that want VU4 for their last few.
Some have written to me about their need, and I want to help them out. So I hope the DXer community understands. If you believe there can be an issue, please drop me a note. Will try to not encourage bandfills as much as possible. Please reserve Bandfills for a larger operation down the road."
QSL via W4VKU (OQRS will be open in early April 2014).
Logs: Realtime logs will be available via ClubLog.

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