St. Paul Island DXpedition update

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The CY9M St. Paul Island DXpedition is expected to be active this week between July 26th and August 1st.
The team of five operators will have six Elecraft K3 transceivers, four
amplifiers, three Hex Beams and a number of other antennas.
They will be active on all bands between 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3526, 7026, 10106, 14026, 18076, 21026, 24896 and 28026 kHz
SSB - 3793, 7185, 14215, 18160, 21295, 24950 and 28485 kHz
RTTY - 7035, 10145, 18105, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz
6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
All contacts will be verified via LoTW after their activity, and for
those who want paper QSLs, Tim Beaumont, M0URX, will be the QSL Manager. The log will be available through ClubLog.
The following was posted on their Web page Wednesday, July 18th: "With under week to go before the CY9M team leave their respective homes for the journey to St. Paul Island, we are happy to report all radio equipment has arrived safely to Nova Scotia and now in secure storage. Additional items such as generators will be collected as we travel to Bay
St Lawrence, NS. QRV date of July 26th is unchanged. Look for some of
the team to sign VE1/home call on July 25th. See you in the pileups!"
RSGB IOTA Contest Participation (July 28-29th):
"The CY9M team will participate in the IOTA contest next weekend giving both DXCC and IOTA hunters the chance to confirm NA-094.
Our contest operation will be limited to 20 meters only – please do not
ask for a contest exchange on other bands.
We will operate both SSB and CW modes throughout the contest.
The contest log will be merged with the regular DX operation, so there
is no need to work us twice. Your contest contact will be valid for DXCC.
The CY9M QSL card will be used for confirmation and the log will be
uploaded to LoTW. Contest log will be submitted to the RSGB IOTA Committee.
CY9M St Paul Island Expedition starts next week, visit our website at
www.cy9m.com>. If you like to help out, please go to www.cy9m.com/donor."
TOPBAND NEWS - CY9M on Topband next week.
Björn, SM0MDG/SE0X, posted the following on the TopBand Mailing List on July 21st [edited]: "Greetings, This Tuesday I am boarding my flight with destination Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be part of the 10 man team going to CY9 St Paul Island this week. I have gotten several requests from my Topband friends, so I thought I'd hand out some brief information about our operation here.
"CY9M will be active on Topband during the few dark hours we have
available to us. We will use a top loaded vertical based on the 18 meter
Spiderbeam pole with elevated radials.
Depending on WX, we have zoomed in on two possible landing sites, one
where we will have more space for antennas (Atlantic Cove) and the other will have less space but better takeoff in more directions (North Island).
"For, RX we have prepared both for pennants and beverages and will use
what possible depending on location. We will use K3 radios and Acom 1011 amplifiers and DXE RX preamps.
A special thanks to the topbanders who contributed to offset our costs,
including the support from TBDXC to help offset the costs for shipping an
Acom amplifier to be used for topband.
Main operators on topband will be N2WB/"Wild Bill", AB5EB/Mike and me
(SM0MDG/Björn).

"Our activity on Topband will most likely commence in the evening of
August 26, and we are schedule to leave St Paul August 1st, so the last
night will be July 31st. And as always, dates and times are dependent on
weather and sea conditions.
Also worth mentioning is that we will have a dedicated 6 meter station
with main operator VE3EN, "Solarham" Kevin."
Remember, the following media pages are available for this operation at:
Website: http://www.cy9m.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012

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