News #1 (August 2018)
Why shouldn't we do it again ? We performed very well in 2017 from Macau and have had good experiences with the Grand Coloane Resort, with the local authorities and the assistance of Bom XX9LT. On the other hand we have got quite a number of requests regarding activities from Macau on the low-bands. So we decided again for Macau. The old call-sign XX9D is confirmed, the flights and the hotel are booked. We will operate with 15 experienced operators 24 hours daily with at least 4 stations. The 5th station will be monitoring 6 meters or will be active on short-waves as well. Our special focus will be on North America and the low-bands 40-80-160 m. We will have separate antennas for each of the low-bands. For 20 to 10 meters we will have a 2-element beam combined with a pentaplexer, which allows us to operate with 3 stations simultaneously on the higher bands. Beside RTTY we will also use FT8 as another digital-mode.