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INFO FROM NH8S

Update – 22-Sept-1300z….

  1. US operators have safely arrived back at their home QTHs
  2. Co-Leader Craig (K9CT) has joined the 3D2C team in Fiji for the trip to Conway Reef
  3. Juergen (DJ2VO), Barry (9V1FJ), Hawk (SM5AQD) and Dietmar (DL3DXX) are enjoying a few extra days in Pago Pago before returning home
  4. More Photos will be added to the website soon, so check back again
  5. The team says “thanks to all of our friends worldwide for your tremendous support. Best DX.”
  6. 73 from K6MM

Update – 18-Sept-1300z….

  1. Everyone is well rested — just a few minor aches and pains, nothing serious.
  2. Everything is packed and wrapped for transport
  3. NH8S consumed 15 x 55 gallon barrels of gasoline
  4. The boat arrives today and they are ready to go
  5. Team members collectively gave a nice tip to the Island team for their great support — they were “awesome”
  6. For their last night on the Island, they had a celebratory dinner with the Jennings family, including fresh coconut crab + lobster + ribs — excellent!…..After dinner they had a fun Hermit Crab race (see new Photos)…..Everyone says “thanks to all for making this DXpedition a success”
  7. Bon Voyage – first stop Pago Pago, then Honolulu – safe travels home, gentlemen!
  8. 73 from K6MM

Update – 16-Sept-1000z…..

  1. As  team rotation completed, the on-air operation from Swains Island stopped at 0700 UTC Sunday, 16-Sept
  2. After a good night’s sleep, tear-down will begin tomorrow morning in cooler (89°) weather
  3. It is a calm and relaxing time – the team is tired but very happy
  4. They are receiving world-wide praise for an outstanding job of planning, execution, and on-air operating technique
  5. Return boat arrives on Tuesday, 18-Sept — everyone is wishing them a safe return
  6. The OQRS QSL system is now activated…..Finals stats will be posted on the Statistics page
  7. We hope you got them in the Log and had a FUN time with this DXpedition
  8. 73 from K6MM

 Update – 15-Sept-2200z…..

  1. Confirming that the operation will stop in 9 Hours, at 0700 UTC Sunday, 16-Sept
  2. If you need Swains for a new one, get on the air NOW.
  3. Ops will ask pileup to standby for first-timers
  4. After a good night’s sleep, will start tearing down tomorrow.
  5. At a constant 103-105° temp, some suffering from sun exposure and mosquito bites
  6. Should still be on 160m tonight — but 60m operation doubtful because of high noise level.
  7. Also trying to work up the band for  General Class
  8. Salt water now effecting connections to radios and antennas – repairs are continuous.
  9. 6M Beacon still active today – QSOs With JA, E51, KH6 but no VK, ZL, or USA yet
  10. questions or comments to K6MM

15-Sept-2000z…..

  1. Confirming that the operation will stop now within the next 24 hours. No exact time yet, but will post when received. If you need Swains for a new one, get on the air NOW
  2. Ops getting tired – need more sleep – some doing double shifts for others
  3. A few have some swelling from infections (sun exposure, mosquito bites)
  4. Should still be on 160m tonight — but 60m operation doubtful because of high noise level
  5. Also trying to work up the band for General Class
  6. Ops will ask pileup to standby for first-timers
  7. Good openings to EU and all parts ot the world last night
  8. Noticing some salt water effects on connections to radios and antennas – repairs are continuous but must be done by 11am local
  9. 6M QSOs With JA, E51, KH6 but no VK, ZL, or USA yet
  10. questions or comments to K6MM

 15-Sept-1300z…..

  1. If you need Swains for a new one, get on the air this weekend
  2. Ops getting tired – need more sleep – some doing double shifts for others
  3. A few have some swelling from infections (sun exposure, mosquito bites)
  4. May start winding down after the next 48 hrs
  5. No exact time set for QRT
  6. Ops will ask pileup to standby for first-timers
  7. Good openings to EU and all parts ot the world last night
  8. Noticing some salt water effects on connections to radios and antennas – repairs are continuous but must be done by 11am local
  9. 6M QSOs With JA, E51, KH6 but no VK, ZL, or USA yet
  10. questions or comments to K6MM

 14-Sept-0030z…..

  1. Major rain and windstorm last night knocked out the 75m and 20m SSB antennas – 20m OK, 75m being repaired today – all CW antennas OK
  2. Stayed on 80m CW last night throughout the whold storm – so noisy, they could not hear the pileups and had to hold off for awhile as tent almost blew down
  3. Team still asking EU ops to spread out when asked and abide DX Code of Conduct
  4. Will continue on 160m tonight
  5. RTTY operation expanded to 5 bands: 30m, 20m, 17m, 12m and 10m – other bands soon
  6. Online log updated at 14-Sep, 0030z  – last QSO in database: 2012-09-13 @ 13:08z – 77K QSOs now
  7. Big push toward Europe = 27% of all QSOs now
  8. 6M Beacon (power not sure yet) in  CW tent being monitored 24/7 @ 50.107 – keep calling
  9. WB9Z fell asleep in his hammock and is till drying out from storm
  10. questions or comments to K6MM

 13-Sept-0100z…..

  1. Online Log Updated – see note on LOG Page
  2. 3 QSOs so far on 6M – Beacon running 24/7
  3. Careful: there is a pirate that seems to be JA stn with a distinctive TX sound
  4. NH8S has 6 TX running, not 7
  5. Please avoid dupes by checking ClubLog
  6. Don’t sleep – they’ll work 80m & 160m  hard tonight – if it’s dark at your QTH and dark in Swains, look for them
  7. See rule #1 under PLANS — don’t call ‘ if you can’t hear ‘
  8. Also need to spread out more – NA/EU/SA/AF/OC stns getting covered up by JA
  9. new PHOTOS received today
  10. Jurgen (DJ2VO), hurt on boat, is fine now – will stay in Pago Pago to return with the team later
  11. WX HOT – showers don’t help, just boost humidity
  12. Dinner last night: fish + coconut milk = excellent local food
  13. Stations are 1/2 mile apart = some exercise
  14. Everyone is healthy, tired, and HAPPY
  15. questions or comments to K6MM

12-Sept-0400z…..

  1. 6M antenna is now assembled and the beacon is up on 50.107 MHz — de NH8S NH8S BCN (5 sec pause)
  2. 160M bad relay fixed w/swr now 1:1 — operation continuing tonight
  3. RTTY operation expanded to 4 bands: 30m, 20m, 17m and 10m
  4. If Swains is a new one for you, let the Ops know – they’ll feel good
  5. Ops were on 160m and 80m all night – but if there is no activity, they will QSY to open bands
  6. Antennas are working great and they can hear extremely well
  7. Significant phase noise partially solved so 15M operation started again
  8. Great openings to EU last night on 15m on both SSB and CW but at about 4:20 am local bands went silent due to flare
  9. Food is outstanding – no one losing weight, but the 105-108 deg heat is challenging
  10. questions or comments to K6MM

12-Sept-0100z…..

  1. 6M antenna is now assembled and should be operational within 24 hours with beacon running soon
  2. 160M bad relay fixed w/ swr now 1:1 — operation continuing tonight
  3. RTTY operation expanded to 4 bands: 30m, 20m, 17m and 10m
  4. If Swains is a new one for you, let the Ops know – they’ll feel good
  5. Ops were on 160m and 80m all night – but if there is no activity, they will QSY to open bands
  6. Antennas are working great and they can hear extremely well
  7. Significant phase noise partially solved so 15M operation started again
  8. Great openings to EU last night on 15m on both SSB and CW but at about 4:20 am local bands went silent due to flare
  9. Food is outstanding – no one losing weight, but the 105-108 deg heat is challenging
  10. questions or comments to K6MM

11-September…..

  1. 160M operation started at 0500 UTC — Vertical still needs some tuning but initial reports are good
  2. RTTY operation expanded to 3 bands: 30m, 17m and 20m
  3. 6M antenna is being assembled but difficult in 100+ degree weather during the day; hopefully operational soon
  4. many European contacts over the last 24 hrs – please continue to cooperate if ops ask for “EU only”
  5. significant phase noise has limited 15M operation but problem being addressed
  6. General class operators: keep listening for the 20m & 40m receive frequency
  7. Frequency police are BORED – don’t have anyone to scold because “Split” compliance is very high
  8. questions or comments to K6MM

10-September…..

  1. RTTY operation began yesterday on 30m and 20m
  2. 160M operation should begin within the next 24 hours using a Titanex Vertical
  3. the 6M antenna is being assembled today
  4. operators are trying harder to work Europe during Band Open conditions — please cooperate if they ask for “EU” only
  5. General class operators: listen for the receive frequency, especially on 20M and 40M SSB
  6. operators are trying harder to work QRP stations — please cooperate if they ask for “QRP Only”
  7. questions or comments to K6MM

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